Casanova Frankenstein and the Disco Boys
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Casanova Frankenstein and the Disco Boys

New Paltz, New York, United States

New Paltz, New York, United States
Band Rock Funk


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This past week's annual Battle of the Bands competition brought forth one of New Paltz's edgiest bands to the forefront of the Hudson River Valley scene. Emerging victorious, it wasn't only each band member's extraordinary talent that won the spotlight, but also their unique choice of genre--a somewhat dated and often forgotten fusion of Rock, Jazz, and soul, affectionately remembered as "Funk." While this genre may have passed its heyday, "Casanova Frankenstein and the Disco Boys" seem committed to preserving all the catchy riffs and intricate rhythms that made Funk such a memorable soundtrack to the grooviest decade.

Already having played at several local bars and clubs Casanova's stage experience is almost immediately evident. From beginning to end, the band's set-list is strategically designed to give their audience a full range of their talents. Usually opening with an irresistibly danceable rhythm, they tend to have a mesmerizing effect on unsuspecting listeners, many of whom seem unaware their style of music actually comes with a name (albeit modernized by a 21st Century-style rock influence, present in such original arrangements as "Improper Rain and "Maxclimation"). Nevertheless, Funk has remained their primary focus, and when considering the reminiscent style of their vocalist's versatile and accentually emotive voice, Casanova appears to have settled upon a fitting niche.

Complete with extensive set-lists, Casanova usually has enough time to steer a room full of listeners into a dancing frenzy , and then lull them into a tranquil calm (stimulated by the lighter side of funk, incorporating familiar covers such as "Ain't No Sunshine" into their widely-original repertoire). In the meantime, the band is currently working on an album, which they hope to market in the coming months. But, for now the local scene can continue to enjoy this creative team, and thank them for taking New Paltz out of the 60s, and into the 70s. - the New Paltz Nugget


The Black Market EP: Released 06/06/09

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Casanova Frankenstein and the Disco Boys

A Force of Sound that Will Turn You Upside Down

It was long after Dr. Frankenstein had created his monster. The rampaging had ended and the monster had quickly started to become listless and bored, wandering through the city at nights with nothing to do, no music in his still-beating heart, no funk for his soul. So the good doctor had an idea. Why not build my monster a band? It had been simple enough to make him a bride, all he needed were the right parts.

So the doctor scoured the land looking for the best body parts of the best bands. He started with a singer, stealing the vocal chords of James Brown and Eric Adams from Manowar. The mixture of epic heavy metal and abundant funk created the very essence of musical Americana in the lead singer of the band, Funkle Sam. Stealing one hand from Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and one hand from 3’s Joey Eppard, he created a musical supernova in guitarist Sunshine. With a few quick sews and snips of the members of Electric Six, he created bassist Climax: The Maxtacular Orchestra and with all the rest of the body parts he created the disco drum machine known as Vagina St. Patrick.

With his patchwork band complete, Dr. Frankenstein produced his funkified creations to his monster, who was pleased. Now the doctor, the monster and their Disco Boys tour the northeast under the name Casanova Frankenstein and the Disco Boys. When not terrorizing the Hudson Valley weekly, where they have a weekly presence in the town of New Paltz, with their sweet rhythms and heavy guitars, the band has been playing up and down the river. Playing venues and private parties in New York City, Rockland County, Poughkeepsie and beyond.

The band is formidable, defeating, with ease, musicians in SUNY New Paltz Battle of the Bands competition in 2009, which allowed them to freak out with the likes of Reel Big Fish and Talib Kweli. And when not being hunted up and down the countryside by rabid fans, they have managed to record The Black Market EP, which they are following up with a full length album An X-Rated Musical Fantasy, which will be released in the winter of 2010.

However, these monsters are dangerous. Some music is just too funky. If you need more information to prepare yourself for the musical onslaught please contact:…