Dumpstaphunk / GrooveSession
21 & over
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Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
GrooveSession is a trio on the rise! Recognized for unique songwriting and powerful live performance, GrooveSession is a true throw back to a good old fashion rock band uniting fans with a funky flair and positive message. Mind, body, and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock and roll that they call "Movin' Groovin' music". A Renaissance, a rebirth, and encompassed innovative flowering new sound on their quest to end the jammin famine. Touring and playing over 1,333 dates while opening for and playing with many of today's greatest bands and musicians, there is something very special happening when GrooveSession performs. These guys love it all and you never know what you will get, but rest assured it's going to be dynamic and musical. Tuned to 432HZ, this band is about the earth's natural vibration and healing properties that positive music and intention bring to life! Magical, professional, And musical with the ability to make fire with music!