Slacker Logo


The Budos Band

A Staten Island-based Afro-beat, soul-jazz, and funk instrumental ensemble, the Budos Band came together at a jam session hosted by Brooklyn's Afro-beat kings, Antibalas. Specializing in horn-driven world roots funk, the band has a somewhat fluctuating lineup that includes David Guy and Andrew Greene on trumpet, Cochemea Gastelum on tenor sax, Jared Tankel on baritone sax, Daisy Sugarman on flute, Thomas Brenneck on guitar, Robert Lombardo on congas, Mike Deller on organ, Vincent Balestrino on tambourine and shekere, Daniel Foder on bass, and drummers Brian Profilio and John Carbonella, Jr. The group released the self-titled The Budos Band on Daptone Records in 2005 and followed it with The Budos Band II, also on Daptone, in 2007. After a tour, and a lengthy break during which individual members contributed to other artists' projects, the band reunited to record a third album, aptly titled The Budos Band III, which was released in August of 2010. The Budos Band were also willing to assist on others' recordings. They backed Blundetto (Max Guiguet) on "Mustang," the B-side of his 2011 "Voices" single. They also contributed "Black Venom" to the Resistencia Soul compilation that also featured Nicole Willis, Lee Fields, Alice Russell, Charles Bradley, and others in 2012. Speaking of Bradley, in 2013 the group backed him on his cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" on the A-side of a non-LP single. In October of 2014 the Budos Band re-emerged with Burnt Offering, an album that diverged from the the path they'd previously carved for themselves; the set was deeply steeped in psychedelia and soundtrack grooves as well as Afro-beat and funk. ~ Steve Leggett
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
The Budos Band

    Modern Jazz

    Modern Jazz
    2 songs

Albums by
The Budos Band

Top Songs by
The Budos Band

  1.   Song
  2.   Monkey See, Monkey Do
  3.   King Charles
  4.   Black Venom
  5.   Ghostwalk
  6.   Magus Mountain
  7.   Black Hills
  8.   The Volcano Song
  9.   Chicago Falcon
  10.   Mas O Menos
  11.   Turn and Burn
  12.   Up From the South
  13.   Rite of the Ancients
  14.   Mark of the Unnamed
  15.   T.I.B.W.F.
  16.   Trail of Tears
  17.   Burnt Offering
  18.   Shattered Winds
  19.   Aphasia
  20.   Unbroken Unshaven
  21.   River Serpentine
  22.   Golden Dunes
  23.   Scorpion
  24.   Origin of Man
  25.   Budos Rising
  26.   Across the Atlantic
  27.   Aynotchesh Yererfu
  28.   Eastbound
  29.   Sing a Simple Song
  30.   Into the Fog
  31.   Tomahawk
  32.   Adeniji
  33.   Budos Theme
  34.   Ride or Die
  35.   King Cobra
  36.   Raja Haje
  37.   Deep in the Sand
  38.   Crimson Skies
  39.   My Girl
  40.   The Sticks
  41.   Budos Dirge
  42.   Nature's Wrath
  43.   Reppirt Yad

Artists Related to The Budos Band

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |