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Ready for Mardi Gras? We are!

All right funkonauts… After some much-needed rest and relaxation, we’re ready to get down to the business of getting down!

Next Friday night, February 12th, you need to get over to  Jimmy The Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach for a little post Fat Tuesday dance party. Bring yourself and a dozen of your friends – we’ll bring the tunes you love. Sound like a deal? We’re also going to be helping out with a Mardi Gras costume contest and the good folks at The Greek are going to be slinging some delightful drinks for your delectation.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm, and it’s only 5 bucks to get through the door!

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.

Have a Funky, Funky St. Patrick’s Day

People! What’s going on? Things have been cooking in the Boomshack kitchen as of late. After bouncing around the state for the last couple weeks, we were finally able to congregate in our funk-lined bunker and continue polishing some new tunes this past weekend. We are now prepared to unleash them on the world!

This Saturday night, we’ll be playing Jimmy The Greek’s at 215 Saco Avenue in Old Orchard Beach. Don’t know what’s so special about that? Other than being another great chance to shake what yo’ mama gave ya, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! What better place to celebrate than a pub that has over 120 beers available and plenty of Guinness on tap?

There’s an early start to this one – 8:00pm – so get your dancing shoes on early. Once we hit the stage, it’s full speed ahead through midnight. Bring a couple friends and spend the day with the Boomshack at The Greek!

The Return Of Funky Friday

Dig funkonauts, we’re bringing the funk back to Bull Feeney’s this Friday night in a big way. Coming to you all the way live.

Dig out them platform shoes, clean the gunk off them sunglasses, and bring your flashlight – starting at 9:30 pm we’re bringing nothing but straight soul and funk until 1:00 am. So slide on down to Fore Street this Friday night for a good time with us!

And for those future-looking folks out there, we’ll be heading out of Portland for a bit after this… Saturday March 3rd at Kelley’s Row (Dover, NH), Friday March 9th at Bray’s Brew Pub (Naples, ME), and then a big St. Patrick’s Day bash on Saturday March 17th at Jimmy The Greek’s (Old Orchard Beach, ME).

Catch us now or funk us later!