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After Funk w/ Gingerfunk Allstars
May 19, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
AFTER FUNK is a fun filled, soul driven, power funk explosion. Hailed as “The grooviest band north of the border” (Live for Live Music), the Toronto based funk family has been blazing a trail through the music scene leaving only happy hearts and dancing feet in their wake. The combination of Yanick Allwood (keyboards& vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass), and Phil Tessis (guitar) results in an infectiously fun show, as well as virtuosity and beauty that will challenge your musical mind. After Funk’s sound and hard work have not gone unnoticed either. They were selected as the Electric Forest’s Instrumental Forester, which earned them two sets at the festival in 2014. The band has features alongside other familiar artists like Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, Kung Fu, The Nth Power and Walk Off the Earth.
Look out for After Funk’s extensive fall tour, including dates at Great North Festival, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues festival in St. John’s Newfoundland. The band has released 2 albums to help you prepare for the experience: ‘Til The Sun Comes Up (2015) features Canadian hip-hop legend Choclair and earned over $10,000 in crowd funkding presales and their self-titled debut EP was mixed and mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive. Both albums promise to have you rocking out and singing along to catchy melodies and funky grooves. But if you truly want to find out what comes after the funk, you’ll just have to come experience it for yourself!
Gingerfunk Allstars and various savants have made appearances across Northern Virginia for more than two years, bringing a wide variety of hits and forgotten treasures to audiences young and less young, new and comfortably broken in. Original members Seth Penick (Percussion) and Mike Preston (Guitar/Vocals) have searched tirelessly for the missing link. Like musical archaeologists uncovering hidden jewels of rock n roll and funk paragons, they journeyed to the center of the musical earth to find lost wonders of good vibrations. Satisfied upon enrichment, Seth and Mike began hauling the rosetta stones of sonic fury back home. To complete their prodigal journey whilst carrying such heaviness, they needed essential parishioners from the Faith of Funk to bring forth the rediscovered beats, and to bestow said nuggets of knowledge upon the hungry masses. With frequent guests such as fantastic guitarists Sol Roots and Scott Wilbur, or vocalist David M. Body, the GFAS crew is set to reignite stale pool halls, sticky-floored watering holes, greasy dives, and boisterous clubs.
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