Give Up the Junk

Rank #9 US Chino Hills, CA R&B/Soul / Horn Funk


Sounds Like: Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, Average White Band, Carlos Santana, Kool & the Gang

Manager: 9096808365

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- Drum... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Trumpet Player Erik Lund gettin down on the keys... just cuz... #mistalund #giveupthejunk #music #jam http://t.co/ScNoyebtjq


“Everybody Give it Up ... for Give Up the Junk!”
—  Art Bennett- Mayor, City of Chino Hills
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    May 25

    Montebello, CA, US | 3:00pm
    Gringos Cantina
    Montebello, CA, US
    Sun May 25 3:00pm


    GUTJ will be serving a very special friend of ours with the gift of awesome dancing music! (coming together to help him in his Fight Against Cancer) Featuring: * Musicians - Give up the Junk Band Ray Carrion & Friends DJ Freddy " Looney Tunes " *Comedians - Gilbert Esquivel The Great Omar Comedian Victor Vasquez Zhivago Blea Comedian Pat Gallegos Comedian Ray Camacho *Raffles featuring the Art of Niteowl Arte Sergio Hernandez Daniels-Art Galindo +plus+ Gift baskets, Jewelry & more... 50/50 Time: 3pm till 11pm or later..lol Date: May 25, 2014 Cover Charge: $15 Donation @the door(no pre sale) Dress Code: L@@king G@@d Location: Gringos Cantina(old Montebello Inn / Paloma Room) more info tba....... any question call Looney at 323-635-2633

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    Jun 7

    Chino Hills, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Chino Hills, CA, US
    Sat Jun 07 8:00pm


    Give Up the Junk Returns to Sandra's Calimex with all new music, merchandise and special guests! Don't miss this awesome event! Get ready to get down with So-Cal's Hottest Horn Heavy Dance Band! Saturday Night, June 7th!

  • Fri

    Jun 20

    Norco, CA, US | 6:00pm
    Norco Rocks! Summer Conce...
    Norco, CA, US
    Fri Jun 20 6:00pm


    Give Up the Junk Takes Stage at Norco's Annual NORCO ROCKS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES! Join Us at Pike's Peak Park in Norco at 6:30pm for a FREE ALL AGES LIVE PERFORMANCE from the Ulitmate Horn Heavy Dance Band! There will of course be food and refreshments provided by the City of Norco, as well as Give Up the Junk Merchandise! Don't miss this awesome event and chance to see GUTJ Live and for free in the beautiful town of Norco, CA! We can't wait to see you there!

  • Fri

    Jul 4

    Claremont, CA, US | 8:00am
    Claremont 4th of July Cele...
    Claremont, CA, US
    Fri Jul 04 8:00am


    Come enjoy the beautiful downtown Claremont Atmosphere at the city's 66th Annual 4th of July Celebration! 8am to 10am, enjoy a pancake breakfast and the groovin sounds of SoCals hottest dance band! Hope to see you there!

  • Mon

    Jul 7

    Redondo Beach, CA, US | 6:00pm
    Redondo Beach Summer of M...
    Redondo Beach, CA, US
    Mon Jul 07 6:00pm


    Give Up the Junk Makes its Debut at the Redondo Beach Summer of Music Festival! Right on the Redondo Pier! Join us for a FREE outdoor beach concert featuring So- Cals Hottest Live Horn Heavy Dance Band! See You There!

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  • Eddy Khaimovich (www.eddykhaimovich.com) (Artist) Eddy Khaimovich (ww...
    Sounds groovy and funky, guys, cheers!
  • BsaxC (Artist) BsaxC
    Keep the horns Alive. great to see your band I also play in a horn section so you guys and gals were a great find and I love the vids also BsaxC
  • Shawn McBride (Artist) Shawn McBride
    Great to see there's still some fellow funksters out there! Keep up the great work, hope to play some shows with you real soon! -Shawn McBride (reverbnation.com/shawnthe...
  • Smith III (Artist) Smith III
    Nice work! I came by to show you some love and support, you can return the favor by stopping by out page. Put A Stamp On it!
  • David Niles (Artist) David Niles
    I totally feel this! Great sound! Keep on delivering!
  • Sonic Sobriety (Artist) Sonic Sobriety
    Thanks guys......great music! Cheers from Sonic Sobriety!
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A: Haha you mean "who?" haha Definitely Tower of Power's Their horn section is pretty much the model for any other horn section haha

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