Crowd-pleasing Toronto Funk/Soul band, After Funk, returns to Halifax, along with local pals The Brood, for a night of sweet music at The Carleton on Friday, April 12th. Show time is 10 PM and admission is only $12 at the door.
After Funk is a fun filled, soul driven, funk-rock explosion.
Hailed as “The grooviest band north of the border” (Live for Live Music), the Toronto-based funk family have been blazing a trail through the North American music scene leaving only happy hearts and dancing feet in their wake. The combination of Yanick Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and Phil Tessis (guitar) results in an infectiously fun show, as well as virtuosity and beauty that will challenge your musical mind. After Funk’s sound and hard work has not gone unnoticed; being selected as the Electric Forest’s Instrumental Forester in 2014 earned them two sets at the festival and they have served as support for Walk Off The Earth, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, TAUK and more.
The band has released 2 albums to help you prepare for the experience: ‘Til The Sun Comes Up features Canadian hip hop legend Choclair and earned over $10,000 in crowdfunding presales and their self-titled debut EP was mixed and mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive. Both albums promise to have you rocking out and singing along to catchy melodies and funky grooves. But if you truly want to find out what comes after the funk, you’ll just have to come experience it for yourself.
The Brood is a group of time-travelling, genre-bending millennials who are trying to give you the buzz you think your parents had when they went out to dance.
Called “a beautiful smorgasbord of late 20th century radio hits” (Kimberly Sinclair, Spincount) their debut full length album Transistor (available now on SeaYou Records and Turtlemusik) is an imagistic collage of retro-tinged tunes that evoke pop music’s past, but maintains the band’s trademark originality. With a relative rawness and nonchalant virtuosity, The Brood’s live show has attracted a dedicated audience throughout the Canadian east coast. Legendary rocker Joel Plaskett at one time deemed them “the most interesting and exciting live band I’ve seen in Halifax in years.”
“Offbeat humour, tight playing and sharp song construction that hovers in the realm of acts like proto-new-wave band Sparks, art rockers Pere Ubu and Frank Zappa’s challenging weirdness.” – Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald