About

BRUNS & BACHÉ is a Los Angeles based 9-piece retro-soul band named after their founder, drummer-bandleader-producer Jason Lee BRUNS [BRuhns] and frontman-vocalist-songwriter Kevín BACHÉ [bah-SHAY] The band features LA’s A-list session players who have played with Beck, Ziggy Marley, Phil Collins, Michael Bublé, and Arturo Sandoval – meet the band.

 

Powerful rock-like lead vocals, tight horns, and soulful backing vocals create a vintage sound that music critics liken to “a modern-day Chicago/Blood Sweat & Tears”.  BRUNS & BACHÉ songs are known for catchy melodies, virtuosic solos, and driving energy that brings audiences to their feet throughout live shows.

BRUNS & BACHÉ’s past two albums were Top-10 charting (College Music Journal, Roots Music Report) airing on 300+ radio stations nationwide. Multiple songs from the “Cherry Avenue” album received weekly spins on 300+ stations nationwide, including L.A.’s KKJZ 88.1FM.

 

They recently released a triple vinyl boxset with illustration by Curl Merlo: 1. All original EP (12″ blue vinyl), 2. Cuban inspired rock tribute EP feat. Andy Garcia (12″ orange vinyl), and 3.  Two holiday singles (7″ red vinyl) – listen now.

 

The band is performing to sold-out audiences at Southern California’s top venues, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Catalina Club (Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA). In 2019 they completed their second multi-city Japan Tour.  Get show tickets.

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New EPs

13 songs produced/co-arranged by BRUNS and written/co-arranged by BACHÉ recently recorded at the famous EastWest Studio Two (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Whitney Houston).  Mixed by Grammy-winning mixer Craig Bauer (Kane West, Ed Sheeran) and mastered by Dave Collins (No Doubt, The Police).

 

These recordings are a part of a triple E.P. set pressed on colored vinyl with illustration by Curl Merlo. Including “Get Back” with 6 original retro-soul songs,  “Tribute con Salsa” (feat. Andy Garcia) with 5  Cuban-inspired rock tributes, and “Happy Holidays“, with two Christmas songs done in a sultry jazz style.

"GET BACK" - EP

Jazz-Pop Originals

Get Back” showcases retro-soul originals with a bonus tribute to Chris Cornell (Sound Garden, Audio Slave).

"TRIBUTE CON SALSA" - EP

Salsa Rock Tributes

Tribute con Salsa” (feat. Andy Garcia) is unique latin inspired tributes dedicated to recently passed mainstream artists; including Tom Petty, Prince, Joe Cocker, and Aretha Franklin.

"HAPPY HOLIDAYS" - EP

Jazzy Christmas Songs

Happy Holidays” based on the 7″ 45 RPM vinyl format . The A-side: an up-tempo traditional big band style version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. The B-side: a laidback sultry New Orleans Second Line rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”.

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Soundtracks

Recorded by retro-soul band BRUNS & BACHÉ, Ballroom‘s unique soundtrack stands as a piece of art on its own.  Popular dance music from the 1920s & 30s is reimagined with BACHÉ’s creative arrangements and BRUNS’ modern production vision. The band’s driving energy, commanding rock vocals, powerful horn section, soulful backing vocals, and virtuosic solos create a soundscape ideal for the film’s passionate choreography and inspirational storyline.  Special guests musicians include Brazilian sensation Nathi, Sergio Mendez guitarist Kleber Jorge, Phil Collins vocalist Amy Keys, and Katisse Buckingham from Anchorman‘s iconic “Yazz Flute” scene. Recorded at the famous Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA.

Check out the movie’s website here.

Sunset Sound (Hollywood, CA)

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