PhatfunksThe Phatfunks | Featuring Imani Northeast: Owen Chow (Trumpet/Vocals), Sam Laramee (Keyboards/Vocals), Rowan Farintosh (Saxophones), Adam Stothard (Bass), Drew Ksionzyk (Guitar), Sascha Enns (Drums)

Mon. December 11th 2017 8pm doors at 6pm (All Ages)
$15/10
Returning to Hermann’s Monday, December 11th are The Phatfunks, Victoria’s own young, energetic Funk band. Playing both Original and Cover tunes, their tasty mix of R&B, Jazz Fusion, Pop, and nasty Funk guarantees a good time for everyone involved. This show will feature another incredible young talent from the island: vocalist Imani Northeast. This isn’t one to miss, so mark your calendars, and get your Monday Funk on!

The Phatfunks are a group of 6 talented young musicians hailing from Victoria, Canada. Ranging in age from 16-19, the band attends local high schools, and the University of Victoria. They combine Old-school funk, R&B, and Jazz Fusion, with a rock-solid rhythm section laying the groundwork for powerful, tight horns, resulting in a groovy, infectious, and danceable sound, influenced by the likes of Maceo Parker, Parliament-Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy, and Lettuce. The group met while playing in a local Jazz training band, the UJAM Young All-Stars, and was formed in 2014, jamming on the weekends in Sascha’s parents’ practice shed. Since those days, they’ve gone on to perform many shows, from private events, to fundraisers, to local markets, to school dances. During the summer, the group performs as a trio or quartet, busking in downtown Victoria. Over 2 summers, the band has gained popularity as a staple in the Victoria busking scene, becoming known for their energetic and entertaining shows. They’ve recorded a short Christmas project, and a live demo at Vic High Studios, the opening track of which achieved radio play on NPR’s KNKX. Currently, the band is working hard on original material for their debut EP, and plan to be in the studio in 2018.

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