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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Funkanalia

8 p.m.

$10 in advance, $10 day of show
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Funkanalia

Funkanalia

A combination of musical theater, dance, debauchery, and comedy, Funkanalia is a revelry of funky grooves based off of the 1960's NOLA origins (James Brown), the 80's Minneapolis sound (Prince), and contemporary West-Coast trunk bumpers (Anderson .Paak) with a touch of stank.

Get ready to move that derriere ...

Front-man Rodney Mason cut his teeth as a performing artist in South Philly utilizing his hip-hop dance skills, spoken word poetry, singing and rap to create a myriad of unusual and original characters for film, television, commercials, and stand-up comedy appearances including the MTV Vibe Awards, Comedy Central, and numerous other broadcast interstitials. He remains active in the hip-hop community as a staple in the Rennie Harris Puremovement theater productions, and paying it forward as a performing arts mentor to Portland's aspiring next generation of talent.

Joe Revelli is the mad-scientist behind the synths. Joe got his start in the Northeast and traveled the country playing in various projects until he started his own group, Dr. JOE & The Dream in 2018 composing/producing music influenced by reggae, funk, and jam-based compositions.

Dave Hurt, someone you'd likely expect to see at a pocket-protector convention, is the guitarist of Funkanalia. An up and coming writer in the Portland metro-area, he draws inspiration from his Minneapolis based upbringing of the late 80's-90's paired with a sense of lightheartedness as a reminder to ‘have a good time, all of the time.'

The rhythm section is a booty-moving duo comprised of bassist Jacob Badger and drummer Derek Darby. Jacob lays down the bottom-end with some phat lines inspired by an eclectic array of his native Bay Area influences (i.e. Sly Stone, Cliff Burton) and Derek keeps the back beat locked down with his Chicago-based blues/jazz inspired stylings.

 

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