PO BOYZ are a soulful gumbo of sounds, fearless souls and spirits. They bring the sound of New Orleans to each and every show with their original down 'n dirty blend of bayou funk/rock, with tinges of gospel, country and Latin influence. PO BOYZ newest release Country Funk (Positive Records, 2010) hit #4 on Jambands.Com radio charts in early 2011 earning several nods from critics and buzz among the jam and funk community. Their songs assert themselves with high energy and positive feeling that has become their signature vibe and sound - it has also gained them the attention of national promoters who have put them on the stage with many of the top associated acts. If the name doesn't ring a bell it's time to get up to speed, PO BOYZ is the best party in town and they're coming to a venue near you.
PO BOYZ have been described as "dirty, deliciously gritty Southern funk" as well as "Boston's funkiest organ trio" by 88.9 WERS FM Radio. PO BOYZ have performed many festivals and shows since their inception in 2005 and have been blessed enough to perform along side Karl Denson, George Porter, Big Sam, Eric Lindell, Tab Benoit, Trombone Shorty and Sam Kininger from Soulive.
PO BOYZ are led by keyboardist/vocalist Keith Hollis who worked as pianist and Hammond Organist for Grammy Award winning and Rock and Roll Hall of fame singer Solomon Burke until his untimely passing in October 2010. Guitarist/vocalist Andrew Wagley's six-string assault brings to mind the exploratory jams of Jerry Garcia with the atomic punch of Duane Allman’s slide work. Rounding out the lineup drummer/vocalist Buzzy Mannion shed himself of whatever stereotypes you have heard about "shy drummers" by wielding an assertive stage presence, bringing to mind the tight snare drum rhythms of The Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste. Mannion's beat crunching can be counted on to get your adrenalin pumping.
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