Altered States of Funk

Altered States of Funk

BandR&B

ASoF seeks to alter the face of dance music with their original funk. Each performance is a singular experience of grooves, energy, and cathartic rump shaking.

Biography

Altered States of Funk are the NW's premier ORIGINAL funk band. Original music, tight arrangements, and filthy funk are the center of this 8 piece funk mob. They have brought their unique brand of the groove to sold out audiences for over two years now. The base of their musical gumbo is pure FUNK, with flavors of soul, jazz, and hiphop. In 2006 they were voted Seattle Weekly's #1 Funk/R&B/Soul group. They continue to tear the roof off of clubs and festivals throughout the NW in a quest to continue the legacy of the funk.

They have played Chop Suey, The Tractor Tavern, Nectar Lounge, The Triple Door, EMP, the 200,000 person Bumbershoot festival, and many other major clubs and festivals throughout the greater Seattle area.

They draw their influences from funk heavyweights such as Sly & The Family Stone, Prince, The Meters, Ohio Players, Zapp, Tower of Power, and Parliament Funkadelic (In fact- 3 members of ASoF boarded the mothership to play in the backup band for George "Dr. Funkenstein" Clinton and the 420 Funk Mob!).

Discography

Untitled studio CD (summer 2007)
Live on KEXP Sonarchy Radio (2006)
Live in Seattle (2005)

Set List

Set lists vary based on venue and audience. Generally, we play 45-60 minute sets consisting of 6-8 songs consisting of mostly original funk songs. Song titles include "House Funk", "Hungry for Life", "Livin' in Shun", and "Deep Pockets". It is not uncommon for our sets to go 90 - 120 minutes if the audience is thumping and the lights don't come up. It's all about the vibe: giving it to get it back.