No Regular Play are a duo equally at home in the rehearsal rooms of Julliard as in the main room of Fabric. Emotive and unapologetically organic, their fluid approach unites more than a lifetime of influences.
Their impressive live show, which features Paulus’ inimitable trumpet and vocals alongside DeBruyn’s masterful manipulation of the rhythm and soundscapes bridges the gap between the indie arena and the heartbeat of the dance floor.
Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn met as 8 year olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, bonding over an early mutual love of hip-hop and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock. This deep-rooted connection allows them to understand each other in a rare and profound way.
The duo has been experimenting with their live act, bringing in such musicians as Bram Kincheloe on drums, John Camp on keys, and Jake Saslow on tenor sax. The newly expanded group recently had a residency at the famed Cameo Gallery before it shuttered, and the ensuing music was recorded for a live album to be released in 2016.