Audacity Brass Band is a ten piece “new wave” New Orleans Style party band with a funk-fusion twist. ABB originated out of Farmville, VA and now is based out of Richmond. With all members composing, ABB’s style is influenced and includes; hip-hop, rock, blues, traditional jazz, or whatever they are feeling on stage at the moment. “We love the flair that Audacity’s style brings. Groovy, Funky, Tight, Audacity.” – Charlottesville Fan

Audacity was started by Sam and Tyler in April 2014, with the help of other musicians and friends at Longwood University. Once they found set musicians the group quickly started arranging and writing. Audacity played their first two years around Farmville, Virginia mostly around the campus of Longwood University. 2015 brought ABB’s first recorded demo, Bourne Salty. Good luck finding that. In 2016 Audacity Brass Band released their first album A101 and picked up residencies in Richmond, Farmville, and Charlottesville and began to travel outside of the Central Virginia area. In January 2018, the band released a deluxe single, The Salt Supremacy, that featured their anthem “Brap Attack”. Audacity releaed their second full length album, The Chemically Imbalanced, on February 7th 2019! Check the upcoming events below to see when they are #bringingtheparty to you!


Audacity Brass Band is:

Tyler Gage:

Lead Trumpet
Studied Music Performance at Longwood University
Fuqua School Band Director

Sam Andrews:

Studied Music at Longwood University

Dean Pollard

Studied Music at Virginia Commonwealth University

Cody Lenard:

Tenor Sax
Studied Music at Longwood University

Josh Golub:

Baritone Sax
Music major
Longwood University

Michael Velez:

Studied Music at Longwood University

Colleen Trempe:

Studied Music and Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael Eidson:

Bass Trombone
Studied Culinary Arts at Sargent Reynolds
Plays bass bone for the ladies

Nick Gammon:

Bass Guitar
Studied Science at Virginia Tech
Teacher at Chesterfield Co. Schools

Nate Irving:

Music Education major
Longwood University

Past Members:

Cory Anderson
Andrew Bentley
Aaron Bottoms
Miguel Gavilan
Carlton Hobbs
Adam Kronk
Jared Peyton
Greg Robey
Joe Robson
Charles Smith II

Upcoming Events

Charlottesville, VA @ Miller's Downtown
May 31 @ 10:00 pm
Myrtle Beach, SC @ Island Bar & Grill, Surfside
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm
Lynchburg, VA @ Fifth & Federal
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm
Washington, DC w/ Surprise Attack @ Solly's Tavern
Jun 8 @ 10:00 pm
Good Morning VA CBS 6 Broadcast @ WTVR CBS Channel 6 - Richmond, VA
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Salem, VA (Summer Tour) @ Parkway Brewing
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm
Charlottesville, VA (Summer Tour) @ Miller's Downtown
Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm
Charlotte, NC (Summer Tour) @ The Evening Muse
Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm
Wilmington, NC (Summer Tour) @ The Whiskey
Jul 6 @ 10:00 pm
Myrtle Beach, SC (Summer Tour) @ Island Bar & Grill, Surfside
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm

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Rockn’ to Lockn’

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Audacity in RVA

We are so excited to bring our friends in The Upstarters down from Baltimore, MD!

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New Years Eve Party

Join us in Charlottesville, VA at Miller’s to bring in 2019!

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We had an absolute blast at the Fell’s Point Jazz and Art Festival! Big thanks to Craig Nacho for helping run the festival and putting together an absolutely killer line up! We’re grateful to have been able to share the stage with so many great musicians Saturday 🤘Here’s a quick video of us playing our song “Bridges”😎💯 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Man does it feel great to see our name on that LOCKN' Festival poster!
Next weekend we are back in Charlottesville at Moe’s Original BBQ - Water Street and then Baltimore at the Fell's Point Jazz Fest!!
What’s left of our summer:
5/10 Moe’s BBQ (Charlottesville, VA)
5/11 Fell’s Point Jazz Fest (Baltimore, MD)
5/24 The Broadberry (Richmond, VA)
5/25 Beale’s Brewing (Bedford, VA)
5/31 Miller’s (Charlottesville, VA)
6/1 Island Bar & Grill (Myrtle Beach, SC)
6/7 5th and Federal (Lynchburg, VA)
6/8 Solly’s Tavern (Washington, DC)
6/27 Virginia This Morning (CBS 6)
6/28 Parkway Brewing (Salem, VA
6/29 Miller’s (Charlottesville, VA)
7/5 The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC)
7/6 The Whiskey (Wilmington, NC)
7/7 Island Bar & Grill (Myrtle Beach, SC)
7/8 The Pour House (Raleigh, NC
7/10 Froggie’s (Virginia Beach, VA)
7/11 Gypsy Sally’s (Washington, DC)
7/12 Martin’s Downtown (Roanoke, VA)
7/13 The Camel (Richmond, VA)
8/3 Emporium (Kernersville, NC)
8/22-8/25 LOCKN’ Festival
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