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Get ready to FUNK!
Whether performing for the President of the United States in Washington, DC, for major sports franchises, VIP parties catering to Hollywood elite, or for socialite brides across the country. Funkiphino has the energy and talent to bring a party to life. Funkiphino is a hugely popular and in-demand show band. The 13 members of the high-energy funk band infuse explosive horn lines, old-school Hammond organ sounds, and pumpin' bass with intoxicating vocal harmonies.
In 2005, Funkiphino was the band of choice for the 55th Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC. The band's excellence has earned them nominations and spots as Best Funk Band from Westword Magazine and Marquee Magazine, as well as being the "go-to" band for the Denver Broncos Association and government officials.
Professional party planners choose Funkiphino time and time again to bring the high-energy atmosphere that wows demanding, high-profile clients. Funkiphino consistently performs for private clients at prestigious venues. Corporate event planners for Crocs, Array BioPharma, Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, Cochlear, and the Cancer Society repeatedly hire Funkiphino for their company meetings and gatherings.
Large public events, festivals and concerts have also solidified a legion of loyal fans. Crowds are drawn to the band, making them a popular concert and festival ticket. Funkiphino can be seen in Frontier Airlines' Wild Blue Yonder Magazine – Destination Weddings issue, and on TV featured on the Altitude Sports & Entertainment network, Fox Channel 31 and CBS News 4.
Funkiphino also produces and performs original music for their public shows. Choice musicianship as well as artful songwriting are prevalent on their two original CDs. Lovin' Life, produced by Funkiphino and club music veteran Richard Dekkard (Paula Cole, Dido, Warner Brothers), and Rise Above, produced by Funkiphino and Grammy Award Winner Matt Sondowski are both powerhouse compilations worthy of acclaim. The band has recorded at numerous venues including the legendary Skywalker Ranch (George Lucas' studio), in Marin, CA. The band collaborated with horn arranging great Dave Eskridge, and was joined on their last CD, Rise Above, by Rocco Prestia and Doc Kupka of Tower of Power, Jennifer Batten formerly Michael Jackson's lead guitar player, as well as members of the San Fransisco Symphony and Opera.
“I had heard of the band before, so we got in touch with them and requested a CD. To be honest, I thought the demo CD was good, but I was blown away by how much better they were live.”
"Most weddings I go to, it takes the band a while to warm up the crowd. Not so with Funkiphino. People were on their feet ready to party and dance right when they started.”
“They played GREAT music throughout the night ...they were very good at reading the crowd's energy to dictate the songs they would play next. EVERYONE was on their feet dancing and having a blast. I believe they also offered to learn songs if you had certain requests.”
“The band was really great with our guests, very interactive. It was like everyone was friends by the end of the night!”