Funkwagon presents Bernie Worrell Orchestra w/ Funkwagon, Serotheft and A2VT
With special guest Kat Wright!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
18+ $12 ADV // $15 DOS
Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Bernie Worrell: How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of an honest-to-Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile hired guns in the music business? True funkateers know the history. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of “Flash Light” and “O
Funkwagon is a gospel infused funk band based in Burlington, VT. The band was formed in 2005 by Aaron Burroughs. “I like to think of it as church with a smoker’s section…and a bar,” says Burroughs.
Funkwagon is not a typical funk band, as the name might suggest. “Well for one thing its very vocal oriented, said Burroughs. “We pay attention to our lyrics.” “It’s popular, it’s pop music in a way that it’s hook oriented and bass driven but we have five and sometimes six part harmonies stacked on top of it all so it really does feel kind of like a choir.” “Everything I do kind of has that church choir feel to it. But its kind of raw, but not in a way that’s imposing and won’t be on the radio, you know what I mean?”
Burroughs grew up with music playing a large role in his life. He sang in church choirs and always had a piano in his home. A Michigan native, he came to Vermont in 2005 with the idea in mind to create a band under his unique leadership style. Twenty band members and five years later, Burroughs is satisfied that his vision has came together.
Hailing from Burlington, Vermont, Serotheft is a quartet bringing unique live-tronica and dance based jam music to the area. Serotheft has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, steadily gathering fans at every show. These four musicians are able to seamlessly blend genres, styles and samples to create a set of music comprable to that of a DJ. Serotheft maintains musical integrity by giving each song a heavy dose of their danceable drum driven beats. Easily blending into the live-tronica, jam and funk genres, Serotheft sets themselves apart by keeping the masses dancing. Rage music