The eight-piece formed about five years ago when trumpet player, had a vision for a one-night performance of Chicago songs by a band comprised of all the best session musicians in Southern Ontario. Along with the energy of the performance, it is also the goal of the band to perfectly replicate the Chicago sound. Everyone in the group can sing, so expect to hear vocals stacked very high.
Come and see the band and you’ll hear how Chicago sounded in 1972, note-for-note. It’s indistinguishable. You’ll hear complete precision and you’ll be taken back to the ’70s. They’re trying to conquer the world, one show at a time.
Brass Transit’s performances have been so impressive, that even the members of Chicago began to take notice. The guys from Chicago invited the group out to a few shows last year. It’s developed into this little relationship. Anytime both bands are in the same area, they’ve gotten together. They’ve become fans of the band and especially of our lead singer, Neil. They are in awe of him and what he has been able to do.
The band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age. With a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports its audience back to the freewheeling days of the seventies. The band includes veterans of the Hall-of-Fame rock and soul acts like the Drifters, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, the Marvelettes, Frankie Valli, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Del Shannon and the Mamas and the Papas.