Hambone Relay combines Funk, Jazz and Rock & Roll to create their own brand of high-energy live music. The band was founded in 2012 by Mark Brown who began his career as the keyboardist for the Baltimore-based band The Bridge. He is joined by Rob Tait on drums and Luke Ferracone on guitar. New to the band this year is Baltimore native and song-writer Jordan August on vocals and guitar.
The Hammond organ is at the center of this Funk Rock outfit whose influences include Jimmy Smith, The Meters, The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Soulive. The band has released 3 studio albums and 2 live albums consistently touring the East Coast playing about 100 shows a year. Staying true to their roots, Hambone Relay’s live shows are a mixture of danceable grooves, psychedelic overtones and improvisational jams.
The band was featured on WXPN's "Free At Noon" and four of their singles have received frequent airplay on the popular Phladelphia radio station.
"Free At Noon Flashback: Philly’s Hambone Relay brings sunshine on a cloudy day" . WXPN - THE KEY - Emily Reiling
"Philly based jazz/funk outfit “Hambone Relay” is one of those bands that seems to radiate professionalism and musiciansmanship from the moment you hear them. You just can’t get away with playing this kind of music without seasoned musicians and technical proficiency. "
"A band who have solidified themselves as one of the grooviest groups on the East Coast, Hambone Relay have spent the last seven years creating a unique fusion of blues, jazz, funk and classic rock ‘n’ roll."
“Creating your own lane in the music industry isn’t an easy feat, but Philly based jazz/funk band Hambone Relay have already solidified themselves as one of the grooviest groups on the East Coast.”
“As multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and touring musicians; their unique backgrounds, creativity, and pure happiness shine through on this collection of songs.”
“Hambone Relay who tours regionally up and down the East Coast, can funk it out with the best of them, but they also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is.”
“Who says we only have computer-programmed music? There is hope in Hambone Relay! I’m in!”