New Big Easy Videos

Morning Funkonauts! Hope y’all are ready to get on over the hump this Wednesday. If not, here’s some funky video goodness from our show at The Big Easy back in January to help you out. First up, we have one of our original tunes called “Nothing More To Say”, which features Lisa Brundage on lead vocals and Alex Cardamone on trumpet…

Then, we have the beginning of our Mothership Connection set, “P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)” which featured a whole bunch of solos, but specifically our special guest that night on keyboards, Michael Beling…

TONIGHT in Waterville

Greetings to all the funkonauts patrolling the outer edges of the universe and beyond… Time to bring it back home for the weekend and party with us, dig?¬†On this Funky Friday of September 21st, we’ll be bringing the mothership up to Waterville, Maine for a shindig at Mainely Brews.

Here it is from their own lips…¬†Mainely Brews Restaurant and Brewhouse is the place to be for first-rate food and the finest ales in Central Maine. Our tavern-style set up and friendly staff create a warm and welcoming environment you’re sure to love. Mainely Brews is Waterville’s first brewhouse, currently offering six different varieties of microbrew beers.

We bring it down on the one starting at 10:00 pm, so get there early and get some space to move. Joining us on stage tonight is Chris Marro on drums and Alex Cardamone on trumpet. It ain’t nothin’ but a party y’all…

Much Gratitude

First and foremost, all the members of the Boomshack would like to thank all the funkonauts who have been coming out to our shows. All of you getting down with us during the show and the kind words afterwards make this whole thing a lot of fun. So, from the bottom of our funky little hearts we thank y’all – if it weren’t for the restraining orders, we’d give every single one of you a big sloppy kiss on the cheek.

Second, we’d like to extend a special thanks to the folks at Bray’s Brew Pub – Mike, Sonja, and the entire staff. Back when we were getting this deal off the ground a year ago, the good folks in Naples were one of the first to sign us up and give us a place to jam. Since then, we’ve been back a whole bunch of times – outdoors, indoors, snow, rain, and sunshine – and it’s always been a good time. Also, we’d like to thank the folks at The Run of the Mill in Saco who hold the distinction of being the very first folks to give us a gig way back when. In between, it’s been a series of smiles with all the kind people at The Big Easy, Empire Dine & Dance, Bull Feeney’s, Kelley’s Row, Gingko Blue, Jimmy The Greeks, The Press Room, The Church, Federal Jacks, and Montsweag Roadhouse. Thank you for giving us a listen and a place to share our music.

So let’s get to third before things get a little too out of control, shall we? Third, thanks to all the folks who have been hanging with us through this whole process. To Scott Morgan – a bona fide original member of the Boomshack who recorded our awesome demo and has been jumping in with us on gigs ever since. To John Mclaine – one of the driving forces behind The Fogcutters who has been kind enough to share the stage with us a couple times. To Alex Cardamone – our favorite funky trumpet player who has been good enough to hang with us throughout the last year. To Chris Marro – for banging out the beat on gigs with us. And to the folks like Jim Robins and Sayid Brent who sat in with us a bit – dang, it was fun.

After a year, it’s been a blast funkonauts… and we’re looking forward to the coming year even more. Stay funky my friends.

Back To Work For Funky Friday!

People, people, people… are you ready? ‘Cause we’re standing on the verge of gettin’ it on!

This Friday, we bring the funky soul you know, love, and crave back to Gingko Blue on Fore Street in Portland. As usual, no cover means that you have no excuses for missing this one. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Gingko before, then this is the perfect chance to give it a try. A slick little lounge at the corner of Fore and Union, you won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere or the outstanding adult beverage selection available.

To top it off, we’ve got some special folks joining us as well… Alex Cardamone will be bringing the brass on trumpet and powerhouse drummer Chris Marro will be laying down the beat.

We go on at 9:00 pm and we’ll see you there!