Known for their huge sound and tight musicianship, the band SOPHISTAFUNK is an unstoppable funk hip-hop dance party. Their presence is powerful, their lyrics are cutting edge, and their live shows are packed with passion and energy. Comprised of funkmaster Adam Gold, who sings, beatboxes, and plays up to four keyboards at the same time; soulful drummer / vocalist Emanuel Washington; and captivating front-man Jack Brown; the band recently welcomed their newest member: saxophonist Tommy Weeks of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band.
MY SON THE HURRICANE
Hailing from Niagara/Toronto, the perennial festival closers and dance floor inciters mix New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hip hop. My Son the Hurricane has “stood out like a sore, yet extremely talented thumb at every show they’ve played” (Pulse Niagara), and become revered for their live performances.
D MILLS AND THE THRILLS
D Mills and The Thrills are a hip-hop band from Fargo, ND. With six members in the band, The Thrills have a big presence and an even bigger sound. Jazzy, bold and rocking, The Thrills create powerful grooves and pleasant melodies to complement D Mills’ percussive lyrical delivery and energetic stage presence. Their original songs are written collaboratively and include elements of modern jazz, alternative rock, Americana, psychedelic rock and neo-soul. Perhaps the band’s most coherent element is their tightly wound rhythmic grooves — the hip-hop.