Disc Jam Pre-Party ft. Kung Fu w/Shantyman and SixFoxWhisky

Disc Jam Pre-Party ft. Kung Fu w/Shantyman and SixFoxWhisky

SixFoxWhiskey, Shantyman

Thu · May 17, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$18.00 - $22.00

Tickets at the Door

Kung Fu
Kung Fu
Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!

Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and major national festivals since 2012.

Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar & vocals), Robert Somerville (tenor sax & vocals), Beau Sasser (keyboards & vocals), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar & vocals), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion). The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing". For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: just sit back and enjoy the ride!
SixFoxWhiskey
SixFoxWhiskey
Born in Alaska and grown in Massachusetts, SixFoxWhiskey show their New England colors through a unique blend of rock, funk, and jam. They put on an energetic, improvisational live show layered with catchy melodies and groovy instrumental work. The band has grown regionally and nationally after performing at the Levitate Music Festival with headlining acts like Umphreys Mcgee and Lake Street Dive, and at the Great Outdoors Jam in Florida with Lespecial and Naughtyn Professor. They have since shared the stage with Ripe, West End Blend, the Alchemystics, and Sophistafunk. SixFox will be releasing their first full length album in the summer of 2018, recorded and produced by Sean McLaughlin at 37' Productions (Elliot Smith, Matchbox 20, Sarah Blacker).
Shantyman
Shantyman
Shantyman is a super-funk quartet hailing from the hills of Massachusetts and have landed in the mountains of Boulder, CO. They tastefully blend various genres from Funky Reggae to Soul and bad ass Rock n' Roll. The beat is held down by an insanely hard hitting drummer/lead singer resembling much of Levon Helm and John Bonham. Funky slap-style bass lines and a Garcia-esque guitar player provide groovin' melodies for music enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy. Constantly playing impromptu style set lists, Shantyman is a tidal wave of peaking riffs, crashing into a funk filled sea of pure joy and excitement.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/