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brass against 


exceptional music with a political edge



In this politically challenging era, it’s time to stand up against the machine. Brass Against is a collective of artists, led and curated by Brad Hammonds, who share in the goal of creating brass protest music that calls fans to action. We want the music we perform to sound inspiring and resonate with people’s emotions, encouraging them to act. We combine rock and edgy hip-hop to play music that's powerful and empowering. Brass Against is exceptional music with a political edge. 



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Brass Against

by Brass Against




The Artists

Brass Against is a collective of artists who share in the goal of creating brass protest music that calls fans to action. The collective is led and curated by Brad Hammonds. Below are the artists you could see touring with Brass Against.


Brad Hammonds Guitar/Band Leader

Andrew GutauskasBari Sax/Musical Director

Sophia Urista Vocals

Liza Colby Vocals

Maya Azucena Vocals

Mazz Swift Vocals/Electric Violin

Amanda Brown Vocals

Samuel Hope Vocals

Darius Christian Vocals/Trombone

Mariel Bildsten Trombone

Frank Cohen Trombone

Eli Chalmer Trombone

Melissa Gardiner Trombone

Wayne Tucker Trumpet

Oskar Stenmark Trumpet

Tyler Tritt Trumpet

Kai Sandoval Trumpet

Bruce Harris Trumpet

Kenneth Bentley Sousaphone

Corey Wilcox Sousaphone

Steven Duffy Sousaphone

Nathan Bell Drums

Zach Brock Violin

Suphala Tabla



If you’re wondering what it is you need to get through the day, we’re pretty sure this is it right here.
— Paste Magazine
Incredible Brass Band
— Tom Morello- Rage Against the Machine
For one of their recent covers, they take “Killing in the Name” from Rage Against the
Machine and infuse it with their own potent brew of brass eclecticism. The track
maintains its hardline perspective but is reinvigorated and reshaped by the unexpected
rhythmic changes the band pumps into it.
— Nooga
A musical middle finger to today’s authoritarian machine, this live rendition bristles
with gritty instrumentation and vocal urgency; Sophia Urista, entrusted with frontwoman
duties, delivers the brazen lyrics through her own portentous lens, buoyed by an equally
consequential coalescence of sound.
— Digital High