Get Down In Dover on May 15th

Dover, New Hampshire… are you ready to rage?

Next Friday night (that’s May 15th for those of you keeping score at home) we’ll be bringing our merry little funk parade to The Dover Brickhouse for so much-needed leg stretching. Just to make things interesting, we’ll be bringing our new friends The Kenny Brothers Band to kick the night off. Tickets are only 7 bucks – doors open at 8pm and the beat drops at 9pm. Think you’re funky enough to hang? Be there!

That tune sound familiar? Want it? If you haven’t gotten your copy of Speed Of Soul, here’s how to get it… Downloads are available through BandcampiTunesAmazon, and Google Play. To get a CD, visit your local Bull Moose shop or order online through their website.

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Sacred Funk & Soul Sunday

one-longfellow-square-logoIt’s not too often that you find us bringing the mothership out of the garage on a Sunday… so when we do, you know it’s for a good reason…

This Sunday, our friends OC & The Offbeats are celebrating the release of their brand spankin’ new CD and they were kind enough to ask us to get the night started. So go ahead and keep that Sunday best on after you finish gettin’ right and then slide on down to One Longfellow Square to catch one of the best 1-2 punches in Portland.

Doors open at 7pm, we get things rolling at 8pm, and then we hand it over to folks of the hour for the rest of the night. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door. Don’t miss out on some prime Monday morning watercooler fodder – be there.

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Ready To Rage New Hampshire?

StoneChurchOk kids, time to dig out of the snow and permanent press the crap outta those party pants, because we have your plans for this Saturday SET. You hear us? There’s nowhere else you want to be other than The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH when we hit the stage February 28th (which is this Saturday for those of you keeping score at home).

We’ll be opening up for a band from Northampton, Massachusetts called The Alchemystics that play a mixture of reggae, politically-infused hip-hop, driving rock, and gritty soul. In other words, they’ll get you moving and kick you in the earhole.

Tickets are $8 in advance and available online or $10 the day of the show. This is a great show and a venue that’s drenched in history so don’t miss a good excuse to get out and work up a sweat with us!

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Snow Don’t Stop The Funk… Thursday Night at Empire!

2015-01-29-empire-webGreetings funkonauts one and all… To those digging out in the northeast, it’s time to shake off that cabin fever and shovel a path to your car because the show Thursday night at Empire is on like Donkey Kong.

In case you haven’t heard, we’re kicking out the jams with this one. Our fellow funkateers from New Hampshire, Harsh Armadillo, will be joining us for the night and they’re bringing a whole big bag of sound with them. These are some great players, playa – don’t miss ’em.

As for us? Well, we’ve come to kick ass and chew bubblegum… and we’re all outta bubblegum.

Doors open up at 9:30pm and the show starts at 10:00pm. Tickets are only $6 and you can grab them online right now or pay at the door. 21+ as always at Empire. We’ve got a handful of new songs to drop on ya, so don’t sleep on this chance to get some fresh funk in your lives.

You probably already missed one day of work this week – why not make it an odd three days and give yourself an epic 3-day weekend? You deserve it a break today.

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Building An Empire Of Funk

10679733_733683856705670_7427548322468062539_oGreetings funkonauts… We’ve been having a blast in 2015 so far working on some new tunes for you to dig and it’s almost time for you to come check them out!

The next time to get your dosage of funky soul music is Thursday January 29th at Empire in Portland, ME. We’re bringing our New Hampshire friends Harsh Armadillo to town to get things rolling, and believe us when we say you don’t want to miss these guys because they lay it down. After that, we hit the stage with a fistful of new songs and a whole lotta pent-up funk to get out of our systems.

Tickets are only $6 for the whole night and you can get them online now. No seriously, get them now because you don’t want to get shut out of this one. Doors open at 9:30 pm and the show gets rolling at 10:00 pm. If you have vacation time, plan accordingly for the next day – if not, start practicing your sick voice now for the early morning call out.

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Thankful

The_Jive_Turkeys-The_Funky_Turkey_bHey there funkonauts… Rumor has it that today is an excellent time to count blessings and be thankful for all those wonderful funky things in our lives. So, here goes…

First and foremost, we’re thankful to all of our fans, family, and friends who have been so supportive of us over the last 4 years. Thank you for being so understanding when we’ve missed things because of rehearsals and gigs. Thank you for coming out to shows, buying CD’s and t-shirts, dancing your butts off. As much as we love playing music, it’s sure is a lot more fun with y’all there to share it with.

We’re very thankful to everyone who kicked in on our crowdsourcing campaign so we could record our album (now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bull Moose… hey, we’re just sayin’ it makes a great Christmas present…). Having the chance to step into a studio and lay down tracks for our own songs was an incredible experience that we’ll never forget. Even though y’all got some cool swag to chip in, we certainly appreciate your generosity and faith in us.

While we’re talking about the album, we’re very thankful for the opportunity to work with the amazing Jonathan Wyman at The Halo. Without a doubt, Jon is a big reason the album sounds as good as it does. His expertise and experience helped us pull things together and his general professionalism and great attitude helped bring out the best performances possible. Also, big ups to Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering for doing the final pass on Speed Of Soul. Having the chance to walk into a joint literally plastered in gold and platinum records to get your album mastered is a humbling experience, and we loved every second of it.

We’re also extremely thankful for all the members of the Mama’s Boomshack Honor Roll… Anthony Marino, our first drummer and lovable curmudgeon. Scott Morgan, who recorded our first demo for us. Chris Marro, a powerhouse on drums and consummate professional even when he was quoting The Ladies Man movie. Sam Berce, the wiz-kid who brought so much to this band that we’ll forever be in his debt (just remember us when you need an opener a couple years from now, ok?). Nick “Bucky Groove” Groat, the boy-wonder on drums who was percussively wise beyond his years and whom James and Alex probably corrupted before his time (sorry). All the cats who have helped fill in on gigs – Mike Derosier, James Witkus, Michael Schactner, Jim Robins, John McClaine, Matt Kennedy, and Tim Propp.

Lots of love goes out to all the folks who have booked us for shows throughout the years… A very special thank you to Sonja from Bray’s Brew Pub, one of our earliest and most passionate fans who booked us for a ton of gigs throughout the years. Doug at Bull Feeney’s for bringing us in for a monthly residency and let us rock the house for 2 years. Ken Bell from The Big Easy who gave us our very first gig and was incredibly good to us considering we hadn’t done squat yet. Kenya Hall who brought us in on the old Cover To Cover so we could play an entire Parliament album and cross that one of our bucket list. Derek and the folks at One Longfellow Square for hosting our album release party. Spencer Albee at Empire for letting us make our triumphant return and then some. The dearly departed Gingko Blue, because it was always fun packing that place out. Ralph and the crew at Mine Oyster for letting us tear up Boothbay Harbor this past summer. Thanks as well to The Run Of The Mill, Federal Jacks, Rick’s Cafe, The Dover Brickhouse, Kelley’s Row, The Press Room, The Hive, Zackery’s, Mainely Brews, Montsweag Roadhouse, and anyone else we might be forgetting in our turkey-induced haze.

Lots of love goes out to the folks we’ve gigged with throughout the years… OC & The Offbeats, Harsh Armadillo, Lady Essence, and Goosepimp Orchestra.

Huge thanks go out to Holly Nunan of Newz by the Nunz fame for her tireless work in promoting all the incredible music happening in Maine and for always shilling our gigs as well. More thanks go out to Aimsel Ponti, Sam Pfeifle, and Emily Burnham for the first reviews on Speed Of Soul. Lots of love to Josh over at Local Motives on WMPG for having us on the show and supporting local Maine musicians.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. See you real soon!

Saturday Night, Naples Feels The Funk

Funkonauts, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…

You come out to the shows, you’ve bought Speed Of Soul in at least 3 different formats (not to be too pushy, but you can grab the physical CD from Bull Moose or us at a show, the iTunes version, and then hit up Bandcamp for the audiogeek lossless formats… just sayin’), you like our stuff on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, and then watched through our two outstanding videos from the new album. Really, you’re fantastic.

So let’s have a date night, just the eight of us. Or maybe twelve. Or however many people show up. Whatever. You know we only have eyes for you, right?

Why don’t you put on them dancing shoes (you know the ones) and come out and party with us at Bray’s Brew Pub this Saturday night (678 Roosevelt Trail in Naples). We’ve got all them original funky soul songs that you’re craving, some classics you’ve been missing (did we mention that Lisa is back on the job?), and a new original tune for you to chew on. C’mon… those plans can be cancelled. Let’s do this thing…

See you Saturday night Funkonauts….