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Junkadelic Brass Band

Years Active 2011-present

Genre Funk, Soul, Jazz

Members Ken Allen: Percussion, vocals Francisco Munoz: Bass drum Mick Brazel: Hand percussion Laura Halligan: Trumpet Ned Holland: Trombone Marc Osborne: Alto saxophone Dylan Hooper: Tenor saxophone Al McEvoy: Baritone saxophone Seb Davidson: Sousaphone Leah Van Der Meulen: Bass guitar Andrew Greenham: Vocals and beat boxing Kirsten Smith: Vocals Tani Walker: Vocals

Describe Your Sound

The Junkadelic Brass Band is a band like no other; it combines a smoking hot 6-piece brass section with a hard-hitting recycled percussion section to bring you a face-melting blend of street rhythms. Taking inspiration from traditional New Orleans street music, Junkadelic combines tasty funk grooves with latin and hip-hop flavours to get you down on the D-floor. Soul vocals round out the band’s explosive original compositions to create brass band music with a bend in it.

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Contact

Ken Allen
ken@thefunkfactory.net

Formation

Junkadelic was founded in 2002 as a junk percussion group with a long history in community engagement, workshops and collaborations. In 2010, Junkadelic added a horn section and became the stage-based funk group the Junkadelic Brass Band.

Influences

Parliament Funkadelic, The Meters, Soul Rebels, D'Angelo, Snarky Puppy, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Cat Empire, Rebirth Brass Band, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Brown

Career Highlights

Touring to Seattle and San Francisco (USA) for the Honk!West Festival and sideshows (2015), Voodoo You Think You Are? Fringe Festival (2016-17) and a nomination for the Nova 93.7 Music and Musicals Award in 2016, Fairbridge Festival (WA) (2011, 2013, 2016-18), Honk!Oz Festival (Wollongong, NSW) (2015-19), Gascoyne in May (2013), Redfest (QLD) (2017-18), Fremantle Folk Festival (2016).

Current Activity

The Junkadelic Brass Band have just release their debut studio album Travelling in the Footsteps in September 2018, and are currently in the writing phase of a second release.

Shared Members With

Steve Hensby Band, Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics, Some Like It Yacht, The Caballeros, Hannah Mae and the Hoodwinks, Endeavourous, Late Night Organ Donors, Soft West, The Darling Buds of May, The Cottontail Trio, Renard Rouge, Harry Deluxe, Boom! Bap! Pow!, Kate Pass' Kohesia Ensemble, Alana Macpherson Nonet, Three Aces Down, Ø Island, Hardy McMurrick Two, Chamleon Brass Band, Jacob De Gaye, Mister Wolf.

Releases by Junkadelic Brass Band

Travelling in the Footsteps

2018

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