1040 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
9:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013
funkUs is one of Orlando's most prolific and enduring bands. Dubbed "flavor rock" and declared "a guilty pleasure" (Orlando Weekly), their "groove heavy precision" (Orlando Sentinel) and often surprising blend of musical genres have inspired audiences statewide to move, groove and gather since 1998.
With 6 CD releases including contributions by many top Orlando/Tallahassee musicians with a notable cameo by Tom Constanten (formerly a member of The Grateful Dead), they continue to perform regularly coast to coast throughout Florida at premier music venues and festivals including the Bear Creek Music Festival (2009, 2011), the Orange Blossom Jamboree (2010-2011), Jambando In The Park (2010-2012) and many others. funkUs is also one of the founding members of Jambando in Orlando, Florida and has recently shared stages with Soulive, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, The Lee Boys, Zach Deputy and Consider the Source.
Their latest CD highlights the most musically adventurous incarnation of the band to date and marks 14 years as Florida's commercially challenged purveyors of flavor rock.
Toni Brown, author, musician and former publisher/editor of Relix Magazine, writes: "funkUs fits neatly into the eclectic jamband musical melting pot. The band possesses powerful blues leanings and intense R&B and funk rhythms. With an emphasis on meaningful songwriting and free-form jam exploration, their songs range from quirky and catchy to emotionally moving. The combination results in highly danceable, energetic grooves that reach dizzying, intoxicating highs or soothing, spiritual lows."
Eight Stories High
Funk Hop that won't stop! “It won’t take us long, we’re gonna rock this world we’re gonna rock it all night long.” These lyrics, from one of their new original tunes sum up the objective for the group. “They draw a large amount of people and can get the place rockin’!” says Mike Martin, owner of Doc’s Music Hall in Indiana. The group has been together for 5 years and has toured throughout the Midwest. With their fan-base ever expanding, Eight Stories High is always on the lookout for new musical experiences. The group is always looking to infuse different styles within the rock niche that they call “home”. By constantly adding to their repertoire, they strive to provide the best experience for their fans and the venue. “In regards to the future, the sky is the limit for Eight Stories High!” -Expo Magazine $5.00