funkUs is one of Orlando's most prolific and enduring bands. Dubbed
"flavor rock" and declared "a guilty pleasure" (Orlando Weekly), their
"groove heavy precision" (Orlando Sentinel) and often surprising blend of
musical genres have inspired audiences statewide to move, groove and
gather since 1998.
With 6 CD releases including contributions by many top Orlando/Tallahassee
musicians with a notable cameo by Tom Constanten (formerly a member of The
Grateful Dead), they continue to perform regularly coast to coast
throughout Florida at premier music venues and festivals including the
Purple Hatter's Ball (2013), the Bear Creek Music Festival (2009, 2011),
the Orange Blossom Jamboree (2010-2011), Jambando In The Park (2010-2012)
and many others. funkUs is also one of the founding members of Jambando
in Orlando, Florida and has recently shared stages with Galactic, Soulive,
Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Steve Kimock Band, Jeff Coffin and the
Mu'tet, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, The New Mastersounds, The Lee Boys,
Zach Deputy and Consider the Source.
Their latest CD highlights the most musically adventurous incarnation of
the band to date and marks 14 years as Florida's commercially challenged
purveyors of flavor rock.
Toni Brown, author, musician and former publisher/editor of Relix
Magazine, writes: "funkUs fits neatly into the eclectic jamband musical
melting pot. The band possesses powerful blues leanings and intense R&B
and funk rhythms. With an emphasis on meaningful songwriting and free-form
jam exploration, their songs range from quirky and catchy to emotionally
moving. The combination results in highly danceable, energetic grooves
that reach dizzying, intoxicating highs or soothing, spiritual lows."