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Give Up the Junk / Bio

The Ultimate Horn-Heavy Dance Band

Band Members:
Michelle Diaz- Alto Sax/Vocals
Erick Diaz- Tenor Sax/Vocals
Brandon Gonzalez- Trumpet
Erik Lund- Trumpet
Michael Bennett- Trombone/Vocals
Rubi Diaz- Keyboards/Vocals
Garrett Hazen- Guitar
Brendan Bennett- Bass
Michael Oktay- Drums

Give Up the Junk is a nine piece ensemble centered in California’s Inland Empire. Known for its powerful horn-band sound, the band blends the flavors of R&B and Jazz with a funky groove that’s downright hard not to dance to! The group is made up of a prominent four-piece horn line, a tight rhythm section, and a dynamic vocal section allowing them to put its very own funky horn-based twist to all kinds of dance music from the 60’s to Now. The Band's Primary Goal: Put on a performance of great music that gets people moving, and have fun doing it! That is precisely what GUTJ does! Over the years Give Up the Junk has provided entertainment in a variety of venues from private and corporate events, to shopping centers, restaurants and bars, to full sized concerts for thousands while playing recognizable music from every decade/ style and interpreting it into a flavorful brand of danceable Horn-Funk and Soul. The band’s sound and performance style has allowed it to capture the eyes, ears and feet of any crowd and provides a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a great show or just want something to shake your body to, Give Up the Junk is sure to make a fun and enjoyable night out of any event! Come and See Us for yourself!


General Info

Band Members
Michelle Diaz, Erick Diaz, Brandon Gonzalez, Erik Lund, Michael Bennett, Rubi Diaz, Garrett Hazen, Brendan Bennett, Michael Oktay
Artist Name
Give Up the Junk
Home Page
Active Since
R&B/Soul / Horn Funk

Contact Info

Chino Hills, CA

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