Disco Risqué

Funky, Rock & Roll Dance Party from Charlottesville, VA. Members John Bruner, Robert Prescott, Charlie Murchie and Ryan Calonder.

From the depths of rock n’ roll, funk and dance music Hell comes Disco Risqué. Formed in early 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia, guitarist Charlie Murchie, drummer Robert Prescott and bassist John Bruner have spent their time together taking pieces of their souls, personalities and life experiences and manifesting them into notes and lyrics with one goal: To take over the world one sweaty, borderline psychotic music lover at a time. Since adding vocalist and trumpet player, Ryan Calonder, in early 2015 their music has taken on a warmth and soulful body that completes the sound they set out to achieve and a viciously captivating element to their live performances.
In the Fall of 2015 Disco Risqué released their debut self-titled double album recorded at The Sound Recording Studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. This ambitious release marks a milestone for the band and is, “The most important album to come out of Virginia in decades,” according to band manager Steve Lanza. The record pulls from influences all over the musical spectrum ranging from heavy metal riffs to espionage surfer tunes, catchy lyrical hooks, funky breaks and everything in-between.

Gang of Thieves and Disco Risqué are teaming up this weekend for a run of shows across Virginia. Come on by if we're in your town!

2/23 - Roanoke - Gang of Thieves & Disco Risqué at Martin's
2/24 - Charlottesville - Gang of Thieves / Disco Risqué
2/25 - Richmond - Gang Of Thieves, Disco Risque, The Slank at The Camel

Much Love, see y'all out there!

#Happy #Valentine's Day!!!
We #love you all so much that we decided to put together a big #Earth #Day #celebration for everyone. We're teaming up with @threenotchdbeer @tweedmusic @kendallstreetcompany and @acebiscuitandbarbecue to bring you the #first ever Earth Day Brews & Cue Block Party. Mark your #calendars for 4/22!! #valentines #surprise #music #beer #bbq #barbecue #funk #jam #folk #charlottesville #eat #drink and #rock #out #party #april #spring #is #coming

"I want to take you to a gay bar!"

February 11, 2016
Cary St. Café Richmond VA

Bag of Tricks
Sterling Sharpe Cheddar
Failure >
Talk to the Robots >
John Doe has the Upper Hand
Tango and Smash
If He Were Me, He’d Get It
Faberge Megaman
Gay Bar^
Voyage of the Dawn Shredder
Dr. Funkzilla McBallerWallet
Nosebleed Blues
Without A Scratch
Wreckfast at Riffany’s
Army of Me*

*Bjork cover
^Electric Six cover

#tbt to when #swimsuit was just a little #speedo. Even back then he was a little #diva. Photo credit to #markleahan. #naked #cowboy #guitar #nude #show #some #skin #strummin and #struttin #yeehaw #takeitoff #boy #wonder

Last weekend was so much fun Swimsuit took flight (credit to Dee Claudio Zarpelon for capturing this moment)! Come on out to Cary St. Cafe this weekend to see what feats of magic we have down in our bag of tricks. Can't wait to jam out with The Fat Catz.


Disco Risqué and The Fat Catz at Cary St. Cafe

Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows this weekend!! February's just getting started though! We'll be in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Roanoke in the coming weeks with The Fat Catz and Gang of Thieves! Come get some!

2/11 Disco Risqué and The Fat Catz at Cary St. Cafe
2/23 Gang of Thieves & Disco Risqué at Martin's
2/24 Gang of Thieves / Disco Risqué at The Ante Room
2/25 Gang Of Thieves, Disco Risque, The Slank at The Camel

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Band Members

Robert Prescott - Drums
John Bruner - Bass
Charlie Murchie - Guitar
Ryan Calonder - Horns, Vocals


Current Location

General Manager

Steve Lanza Jr.

Booking Agent

Other Charlottesville Artists
Ashburn Artists