Funky Butter is not funky, but it’s rich and sweet and full of surprises. Formed by high school friends in the summer of 2004, the eclectic sextet’s innovative sound is for people who love music, by people who love music.
Gentle and thunderous, nuanced and brash, poised and un-posed – the New York City-based band draws from a wide range of musical styles – rock, pop and soul, hip-hop and jazz – a synergistic burst of emotionally honest songwriting, dedicated musicianship, soaring vocals, and passionate live performance. Funky Butter pushes the envelope from casual, comfortable, and everyday, deep into jagged and unknown musical territory – and back again.
In January 2007, the band co-headlined the Main Stage of World Cafe Live playing to a sold-out crowd of 500+. In the summer of 2006, Funky Butter produced their own bi-weekly Summer Concert Series, Real Music Thursday, where they performed to sold-out audiences at World Cafe Live, and introduced cutting-edge artists from around the country (www.RealMusicPhilly.com). Funky Butter has rocked many of Philly's debut music venues including the Point, the Trocadero, and the Colonial Theater, sharing the stage with national acts including Blue Merle, Kermit Ruffins, Tally Hall, and Brothers Past.
In New York City, the band has built an impressive following, selling out the Knitting Factory Old Office, and opening for Alan and Neal Evans (of Soulive), the Breakfast, and Fighting Gravity. Shows at New York spots including the Bitter End, the Lion's Den, South Street Seaport, and Union Square Park have cemented Funky Butter's reputation as an imaginative and dynamic band.