©Eichelberger Photography 2016 www.eichphoto.com

©Eichelberger Photography 2016 www.eichphoto.com

About Hazard

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Hazard To Ya Booty fuses elements of rock, soul, hip-hop, jazz, and blues to make a head bobbing funk sound that's guaranteed to get people moving. If Hazard could inject any more energy into their live shows they would cause an audio supernova and be sucked into a funky black hole. Starting out in 2000 at Truman State University in MO and making a huge splash on the local college scene, Hazard has gone through various line up changes since but all the while stayed true to its core principal: Getting that booty moving.  Hazard has shared the stage with many awesome groups, including Common, Jurrasic 5, Jimmy's Chicken Shack, Steve Ewing (of the Urge), and the Nappy Roots.  Click Here to see which stages they'll be funking up next.

Led by charismatic belter Ryan Stewart, Hazard to Ya Booty always lets the horns punch, the guitars slink and the rhythms ride through the straight-ahead funk of James Brown, the gnarlier jams of George Clinton and the hard grooves of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But Hazard to Ya Booty isn’t a funk-rock cover band. The group’s originals have authority and hooks that grow stronger with every sweaty set.
— ROY KASTEN, RIVERFRONT TIMES | 2016 RFT MUSIC AWARDS
St. Louis funk band Hazard to Ya Booty knows that on those days when things just ain’t going right, sometimes there’s only one thing you can do: You’ve got to move. And the seven-piece group, which serves as the house band for local comedy talk show STL Up Late, can help with that. Deliciously tight horn hits and a couple oh-so-satisfying key modulations, a la “Love On Top,” are the icing on a boogie-inducing groove. You almost wonder how actor and fellow St. Louis native Scott Bakula, framed atop the STL Up Late desk, can manage to hold still.
— RACHEL HORN, NPR | 2016 TINY DESK CONCERT CONTEST
Besides having one of the great band names in the Midwest, Hazard to Ya Booty is among the creme de la creme of the St. Louis scene. The band plays an old-school brand of funk and isn’t afraid to put a little stank on it. Great grooves, seductive wah guitars and gleeful call-and-response vocals drive its sound.
— AARIK DANIELSEN, COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE

MEMBERS

Vocals:  Ryan Stewart
Drums:  Erik Hansen
Bass:  Patrick Alexander
Guitar:  Josh Jennings
Saxophones:  Mike Neu
Trombones:  Gabe Mueller, Andrew Meyer

 

Projects

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BOOTYCOUSTIC
This upbeat acoustic duo, with Ryan on vocals and Patrick on guitar, will get you moving and grooving.  See them every 1st and 3rd Saturday 1pm-4pm at The Gramophone.

 
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STL UP LATE
Hazard to Ya Booty is the house band for STL Up Late, St. Louis' late night comedy TV show. Watch the taping live Saturday nights at 9:30pm at the Marcelle Theater in Grand Center.

For tickets to a live taping, visit www.stluplate.com.  Watch the show every Saturday night at 2 a.m. on KMOV MY-TV (St. Louis channel 4-3) or on YouTube the day after it airs.