Guerrilla Fanfare

Larimer Lounge Presents

Guerrilla Fanfare

Secret Creatures, Skyler Lutes, Prep Rally

Saturday, 1/6

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

All sales are final. Review your order carefully, there are no refunds for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable. No tickets are mailed to you, your name will be on the will call list night of show. Night of show (1) bring a valid government issued ID and (2) print your confirmation e-mail and bring with you night of show.

Guerrilla Fanfare
Composed of some of the finest and rowdiest horn players and percussionists in Colorado, Guerrilla Fanfare (aka GuFa) is an 8-piece brass band that rocks hard-hitting funk, New Orleans Second Line, fiery originals, and raucous arrangements of hip-hop and pop hits. Influenced by various brass groups such as Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Youngblood Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, it is natural that Guerrilla Fanfare performs soul-pleasing, booty-movin' music with energy and intensity.

Guerrilla Fanfare has performed at the Mishawaka Amphitheater, Aggie Theatre, Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Arise Music Festival (Rock the Scene 2017 winners), Five Points Jazz Festival, Upslope Getdown, FoCoMX, and numerous other venues and festivals throughout northern Colorado. They have been invited to perform at Honk Fest West in Seattle in 2016 and 2017 and HONK!TX in 2017. The band has teamed up to play super-charged, horn-packed shows with Tenth Mountain Division, Punch Drunk Munky Funk, and other well-loved local bands. One thing is in common for all of these performances: Guerrilla Fanfare brings a fresh, funky, fun atmosphere no matter the occasion.
Secret Creatures
Like the sunrise paints the Colorado Mountains, the high-energy grooves from Secret Creatures are painting the Front Range with vibrant sounds. Since coming to its current incarnation in February 2017, with Jay Burwick of Vermont based jam band, RAQ, on vocals and bass, Angelica on keys and vocals, James on guitar, Sarah on sax, and Eric on drums, Secret Creatures has had the honor of supporting reggae legends, Morgan Heritage, as well as acts such as Tropidelic, 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime Tribute), and Joey Porter's (Motet) Vital Organ. Secret Creatures brings unique musical backgrounds together to create soulful melodies, funky rhythms, and driving beats. Blending this mix with a reggae twist, the Secret was revealed. Ride the waves of creativity brought forth by this eclectic group of musicians. Get moved by the Funky Reggae Grooves!
Skyler Lutes
It takes a powerful performer to stand out in music these days, with a surplus of talent and dedication needed as well. There’s a need to have focus, yet appeal across genres and age groups. It’s a rare combination, but such is the case with gifted musician, Skyler Lutes.

He is a troubadour by definition, using his acoustic guitar as the foundation for music that takes in rock and reggae with a decidedly surf or beach vibe. However, there is much more to his sound. He is a multi-faceted performer whose music will bring a smile, whether you catch a solo performance or a full band set.

Lutes is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, bass, keys and guitar, and is also heavily involved in production work, “but I really enjoy singing the most,” he said, “as it has the most emotion involved,” In addition to his solo career, he’s also been involved in several notable bands over the years, including Hawaiian group Makua Rothman Band, Riverside-based indie rockers Everything Said, Aquile, from TV’s “The Voice,” and multiple San Diego Music Awards nominees the Defamation League.

Now he’s focused on his own music, with the recently released album, After The Rain, building on his first two releases: the all acoustic, One Thousand Hours EP (2013) and a self-titled album released the following year.

A native of San Diego, Lutes grew up in the surf scene of Southern California, honing his craft on the live circuit, touring throughout the U.S. as well as Canada and Argentina. He’s at home at gigs ranging from intimate showrooms to outdoor festivals at which Lutes has shared the stage with the likes of Switchfoot, Pepper, Through The Roots, Barrington Levy, Mickey Avalon, and many more.

It’s all the culmination of a lifelong dream to have a life in music. He has been performing for over a decade. “I started my first band in seventh grade,” he said. “As kids, my friends and I would surf all day then play music into the night. I feel surfing and living in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood is a huge part of why my music sounds the way it does.”

Upcoming plans include his first tour of England this fall, opening for Falling Doves, as well as a trip to Costa Rica for songwriting inspiration. “Between the travel, the chance to create and meeting new people, music is the best choice I could have made with my life, “Lutes said. “Things have been good, but this is the year that things go to the next level.

One listen to After the Rain, and you’ll agree, Skyler Lutes is well on his way.
Venue Information:
Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St.
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.larimerlounge.com/