Eddie Roberts To Debut Funky Charms At Equifunk Event

This Saturday afternoon the team behind Equifunk will present their second annual Leprechaun’s Ball at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Guitarist Eddie Roberts will headline the event along with The Funky Charms, which features keyboardist Nigel Hall, bassist Ron Johnson, drummer John Staten and the Trey Anastasio Band horn section of Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and James Casey.

“The great thing about putting together an all-star lineup is that you get to cherry pick all your favorite players from the whole scene. I was honored to be asked this time and this is my ‘fantasy’ all-star band…something that is no longer a fantasy!” Roberts told JamBase about how the group came together. The event’s organizers added, “For the concept, we always thought St Patrick’s Day was a great excuse for people to go out and party in NYC, but the only options seemed to be overcrowded bars or hanging out at someone’s crammed apartment. Last year we decided to take matters into our own hands and throw our own Equifunk style event, with some of our favorite local funk bands (last year we had Turkuaz and The Pimps of Joytime), all in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day. The event was a huge success, and we plan on building on that with this year’s upcoming event on March 15.”

The Bobby Paltauf Band and Dorsia will also perform at the event. Tickets for the second annual Leprechaun’s Ball are currently available via the venue’s website.