FIVE ALARM FUNK - OCTOBER 22, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
FIVE ALARM FUNK - THE BANDS COME BACK TOUR 2021
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2021
$25 AT THE DOOR
DOORS AT 7:30PM
MASKS MAY STILL BE REQUIRED
Five Alarm Funk is a horn-powered, percussion-fueled sonic and visual assault. Over 17 years of hard funking the band has burned up stages on four continents, released six studio albums, and received two Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammys). And this ride isn’t about to slow down. For all the honing their studio craft, the Five Alarm Funk’s epic live show is still what defines the band. The sweat-drenched concerts are infused with an intense spirit of fun that breaks down barriers between band and audience and moves both into a manic dance party. Wild costumes, props, and choreography compliment the seriously tight arrangements and genre-mashing grooves. As Vancouver’s Georgia Straight put it “I lost control and went on a dance rampage...You guys blew my mind and body.”That live show has taken Five Alarm Funk on dozens of North American coast-to-coast tours, performing at over 100 festivals in the last three years alone. The band has also begun to break ground abroad, with performances in Taiwan, Mexico, and a performance for international peacekeeping forces in Mali.
"Citing influences such as Red Baraat and Antibalas….Five Alarm know how to get a party started” - exclaim!
"Frank Zappa meets Hedwig meets the mating dance of the silverback gorilla” - Beatroute Magazine
“I lost control and went on a dance rampage,….You guys blew my mind and body…” - Georgia Straight
“Band of misfit lunatics led by drummer and lead vocalist Tayo Branston whose voice sounds like a narrative version of a coked up Dr. John and with a backup band of a real life version of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem.” – Funkatopia
“In concert, the antics are insane and brimming with energy like watching a pot boiling over where there’s nothing you can do but watch….” – Funkatopia