A New Orleans 2nd Line Brass band based out of Seattle, WA, Tubaluba is just the grease you need to shake what yo mama gave ya. Tubaluba brings vocals, piano, drums, and a mess of horns to the party, serving up New Orleans classics with second line-ified R&B tunes and booty-shaking originals. Funk yeah! Tubaluba influences: Rebirth Brass band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, bourbon, hot sauce, sweet potato pie. Available for parties, festivals, corporate events, weddings, and parades.
Life is precious; what's here today may be gone tomorrow. Tubaluba is the respect your life deserves. Celebrate what you've got! Sing and dance, blow your horn, shake your pants, and make a joyful noise. That's the Tubaluba lifestyle. We don't miss a chance to dance, and we make the time to play!
Our music was born from brass, forged in the hips, tempered with a dose of New Orleans tradition, and cultivated in the artistic fusion reactors of Seattle. We pull songs right out of your soul and play them for your body. We sing and we dance, wear costumes, and laugh. Ain't nothin' wrong.
We play stuff everybody likes to sing. We write music to suit our festive outlook. We pay reverent tribute to the folks who come to us for a visceral celebration. It ain't nothin' but a party, after all! We are synonymous with brass band in the Pacific Northwest and we're looking East with eager anticipation.
So, when you see a funky parade celebrating soul in your neighborhood; when you see a party of dancing horns spill out of a city bus; when your restaurant, your wedding, nightclub, or festival is bursting with brass; simply abandon your inhibitions and remember your obligation. Do your duty to your booty: Join the Tubaluba celebration!!
Just wanted to quickly follow up with you regarding your stellar performance at our wedding reception on the 11th of August. We had such a good time and you guys were a hit. EVERYONE was commenting about how much fun the reception was and how awesome you guys were.
– Wedding client, August 2012
You guys rocked the party, made our wedding one of the best weddings in history. (Or, so I'm told:)
- Wedding client, August 2012
I could post these wedding party props all day long, they're filling up my inbox. –ed
“Tubaluba is Seattle's finest New Orleans-style Second Line band.”
– Jazz Now! Seattle
“Tubaluba is a local band in the New Orleans 2nd Line style, serving up New Orleans classics mixed with R&B tunes and booty-shaking originals. If you like Rebirth Brass band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mama Digdown's Brass Band, bourbon, hot sauce, or HONK! Fest West, these cats are your huckleberry.”