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Event Archive - Five Alarm Funk

Sun. June 23rd 2013 7:00 @  Centennial Square – Night (All Ages) 7:00
“If you’re looking to purge your ears of hipster hype in favour of some hot, pretense-free grooves, Five Alarm Funk are your band.”
- Chartattack.com

If you’re ready to dance like a maniac till your shoes burst into flames, then sign on for some serious partying with Vancouver’s incomparable Five Alarm Funk. This alarmingly energetic and skillful 10-piece juggernaut draws inspiration from Afrobeat, James Brown, and Kool and the Gang, and has been performing nationally and internationally for nearly a decade. From the jazz festival circuit to a snow-melting performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics, these guys play killer dance music with the intricacy and finesse of a jazz band. Their album, "Rock the Sky," was nominated for the 2013 Juno Award “Instrumental Album Of The Year.” Gabe Boothroyd guitar, Tayo Branston drums, Tom Towers congas, Carl Julig timbales, K-Neddy shekere, Neil Towers bass, Oliver Gibson guitar, Nimish Parekh trombone, Dameian Walsh saxophones and Ryan Naso trumpet

Five Alarm Funk (Afro-Funk)

If you want to party on the dance floor ‘til your shoes burst into flames, then check out this awesome 11-piece rhythm machine from Vancouver. Five Alarm Funk is alarmingly energetic and draw inspiration from Afrobeat, James Brown and Kool and the Gang, all performed with the scorching passion of talented 20-somethings playing like their lives de... more info
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