Their charismatic stage show and unique blend of musical genres, (dubbed "flavor rock" by the Orlando Weekly and declared "a guilty pleasure" by OW music critic, Jason Ferguson), have earned them statewide recognition and an intensely loyal following since their inception in 1998. They perform regularly in the Central Florida area at music venues and festivals from coast to coast.
A leading figure in the Orlando music scene, the band is also responsible for organizing Jambando @ Hard Rock Live, Central Florida's premiere jam band showcase, and regularly perform at the world famous venue to hundreds of fans each year. Other accomplishments include a celebrated appearance at the inaugural Bluesfest in downtown Orlando, heralded as one of the best of the festival; the establishment of now legendary late-night jams for annual music festivals in DeLand and Daytona Beach; and multiple performances with original Grateful Dead keyboardist, Tom Constanten, who also appears on their latest CD release.
Toni Brown, former publisher and editor of Relix Magazine, writes: "funkUs fits neatly into the eclectic jamband musical melting pot. The band possesses powerful blues leanings and intense R&B and funk rhythms. With an emphasis on meaningful songwriting and freeform jam exploration, their songs range from quirky and catchy to emotionally moving. The combinations result in highly danceable, energetic grooves that reach dizzying, intoxicating highs or soothing, spiritual lows."
The band encourages the many who've joined The funki, (fans of funkUs), in spreading the music, infecting a wide audience with the spirit and energy defining funkUs' flavor rock.
funkUs... it'll grow on you...