BIO

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.

 

Press Quotes

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"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

"Hazard to Ya Booty is a longtime mainstay of the St. Louis funk scene.  Since the early 2000s, the band has been cooking up a genre it calls "crunch funk." In other words, it don't mean shit if it ain't got that grit. Led by charismatic belter Ryan Stewart, the band 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 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." --Rachel Horn, NPR Music/Tiny Desk Contest

"Hazard to Ya Booty is St. Louis’ best party band.  Even the most cynical among us can’t help but shake the body part they warn you about in the band’s name.  The groove they provide is hard and it doesn’t stop."  --Hugh Scott, Eleven Music Magazine




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Discography