From local music mag The Riverfront Times, in a write-up of 2013 RFT Music Award nominees:
Groove, like sex, is a universal language best spoken with the body. The six members of Funky Butt Brass Band – Aaron Chandler, Adam Hucke, Ron Sikes, Tim Halpin, Matt Brinkmann and Ben Reece – throw all their physicality into their music, moving and jabbing and dancing like the heavyweight champions of jazz funk that they are. Their horn section has become go-to collaborators for rock bands like Melody Den and Brothers Lazaroff, and their regular gigs around town are more than just a celebration of the New Orleans sound. When Chandler belts out Oliver Sain’s “St. Louis Breakdown” you know where the heart and soul of this band lies.