Little Rambunctious

  • June 29, 2022
  • 5:35 pm
  • Festival Village
  • June 29, 2022
  • 6:45 pm
  • Festival Village
  • June 29, 2022
  • 8:00 pm
  • Festival Village



  • Michael Louis Johnson
  • trumpet, vocals
  • Nolan Murphy
  • sousaphone
  • Julian Nalli
  • saxophone
  • Nathan Dell-Vandenberg
  • trombone
  • Benjamin Hackman
  • percussion

Improvising lyrics and music, this 5-piece brass band deals in the traditions of swing, ska, funk, jump blues, and more. It is pure cabaret: a band of characters ripping it up with the freedom and careless spirit of a punk band, fronted by the charm and wit of veteran entertainer Michael Louis Johnson. “You make up a title - We make up a song” is the band's motto. They get a title from the audience, decide a key and a form, then launch into a new song, complete with lyrics, harmonies, choruses, the lot. But be clear, this is not some experimental artistic exploration - it's a party!