Cousin Junebug

Cousin Junebug

 Los Angeles, California, USA

Thanks for considering Cousin Junebug. We're an instrumental funk ensemble with a roster including some of the best musicians in Los Angeles delivering an incredibly repertoire. We are not a wedding-style band - we deliver an exciting, intense and sweaty(!) musical experience.


Cousin Junebug is a large instrumental band which performs original and obscure early funk jams, many of which have rarely been heard live since their original performances. Their repertoire includes music by the Kingsmen, Fred Wesley, the Detroit Sex Machines, Shamaeezadeh (an Iranian funk band from the 70s!), the Meters, the JBs and more.

With a full horn section and a standard roster of 7-11 musicians, CJB delivers high energy performances and have featured high profile guest vocalists including Lara Johnston and Nicolette (Massive Attack).

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1623 Allesandro - Funk Classics

A live recording of the bugs performing some of their favorite funk gems: JBs, Willie Bobo, Maceo and the Kingsmen, Detroit Sex Machines and the Meters.

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Set List

Cousin Junebug is an instrumental band from Los Angeles. Their passion are obscure early funk tunes. They cover the Kingsmen, Fred Wesley, the Detroit Sex machines, Lyn Collins, and many more.

(Our repertoire is constantly expanding.)

Broasted or Fried? by Wille Bobo
Budos Rising by Budos Band
Cissy Strut by The Meters
Days Like These by CJB
Food For Funk by The J.B.'s
Funky Crawl by The Detroit Sex Machines
Funky Miracle by The Meters
Gimme Some More by The J.B.'s
Hot Pants Rd by The J.B.'s
Kalakat by Shamaeezadeh
Little Ole Money Maker by The Meters
Pungee by The Meters
Pass the Peas by The J.B.'s
Soul Power by The J.B.'s
Southwick by Maceo Parker and the Kingsmen
Stink of Tea by CJB
Sweet Sauce by CJB
The Stretch by The Detroit Sex Machines