About Nasty Snacks

Nasty Snacks Loves the Funk


Conceived during the summer of 2014, Nasty Snacks is a nine-piece funkestra bringing you nothing short of the most groovy and most booty-moving music possible.

Comprised of nine members of the vibrant Chicago music scene, Nasty Snacks has proven to showcase an explosive, horn-driven, pocket-slamming performance at each live show.

Nasty Snacks has performed at the Taste of Randolph, House of Blues, Martyrs’, Double Door, Fitzgerald’s, Bottom Lounge, Subterranean, and Chicago’s Funk Fest, and maintain a busy performing schedule at many other Chicago clubs and street festivals. Drawing from influences such as Kool and the Gang, Lettuce, Roy Hargrove, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, and Sharon Jones, Nasty Snacks is a unique balance of R&B grooves and freaky horn melodies, and have developed a sound acclaimed by most as “just nasty!”

Meet Nasty Snacks


Catherine PoulosVocals
Keith BrooksDrums
Alex WasilyTrombone
Colin FaheyGuitar / Vocals
Marty FarrellyBass / Vocals
Scott HoeckerTrumpet
Ryan GacGuitar
Sean PackardSaxophone
Caleb MitchellTrumpet

Copyright Nasty Snacks 2016. Photography by Sam Callahan Photography and Zach Stone Photography.