Afrofunk Experience

Afrofunk Experience

 El Sobrante, California, USA
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The Afrofunk Experience
" An ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, created in a collective and organic manner"-AFE

Biography

The ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, and horns ensures a wide dynamic range. Band co-founder, and bassist Wendell Rand (Pleasuremaker, Tracorum, Youssoupha Siddibe), leads the cast off with his muscular, low end dance grooves. Tasteful, and very groovy drummer, Paul Oliphant is a serious study in funk/rock drum work. Guitarist David James (Beth Custer), former six-string slinger for the Coup and Michael Franti's Spearhead, brings his explorative, sinewy, rhythmic approach to counter guitarist Ken Houses' (H. P. Riot, Wade Love Band), chunky funk rhythms and funk metal solos that recall the heyday of Parliament-Funkadelic. Saxophonist David Boyce (Broun Fellinis, Ronkat Spearman) and trumpeter Mike Pitre (Bohemian Knuckle Boogie, Joe louis Walker), also "evoke powerful touchstones, from classic Wailers to Ethiopian-style R&B of the early '70s. AFE would like to introduce dynamic and powerfully sultry, lead vocalist, Sandy House (Wade Love band)