Full Show Audio: Kung Fu Debuts Original & Honors Steely Dan In Buffalo
Connecticut-based funk-fusion act Kung Fu are currently in the middle of “The Fez Tour” in which they are performing their own songs as well as honoring the music of Steely Dan. The band recently brought the run to Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo, where they debuted a wild new original and played plenty of Steely Dan classics. A recording of the March 22nd concert has just surfaced on Archive.org.
While most stops on the tour feature one set of Kung Fu originals and another of Steely Dan hits, the band performed one long set at Buffalo Iron Works. Kung Fu kicked off the set with “Primetime” and a “Svendago” > “Daddy D” sequence ahead of debuting their latest opus, “Chop Suey.” The adventurous funk anthem was penned by guitarist Tim Palmieri and is powered by the bombastic drumming of Adrian Tramontano.
Following “Chop Suey,” Kung Fu focused on Steely Dan material. The band reeled off “Kid Charlemagne,” “Black Cow,” “Your Gold Teeth,” “Fez,” “Green Earrings,” “Aja,” “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Peg” before bringing out Mister F keyboardist Scott Hannay for “Bodhisattva.” Kung Fu was then joined by Miss Sara Jane for “My Old School.” The group ended their set with an original, “Gung Ho,” and completed the evening with a “Josie” encore.
Full Show Audio (Taped by Seth Nochajski)
Set: Primetime, Svendago > Daddy D, Chop Suey, Kid Charlemagne, Black Cow, Your Gold Teeth, Fez > Green Earrings, Aja, Reelin’ In The Years, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Gung Ho
Tour Dates for
- Greenfield, MA
- 4 days • May 24 - 27, 2019
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