Everstone

Everstone

BandRockFunk

Funk & rock had a bizarre love affair which yielded an unwanted, dirty little love child called Everstone...Bootsy Collins style bass lines, freaky grooves & a frontman with multiple personality disorder. Influences: Funkadelic, Sly & the Family Stone, Mr. Bungle, Fishbone

Biography

Everstone’s conception was fairly typical, just four guys disturbing the peace in a quiet Seattle neighborhood in 2004. The quartet consisted of frontman/composer FunkLove, guitarist RL Heyer a.k.a. “Otis”, bassist “Nasty” Shane Smith and Ivo Nakov on drums.
With catchy funk grooves, a few hooks and a little improvisation, it took Everstone little time to compose a set of their signature style funk. Upon playing just a handful of shows, they recorded their debut album “Wrongy Dong” in May of 2005. It was tracked in only two days. Disheveled Magazine wrote, “Wrongy Dong gives no clue to its quick conception, filled with 10 tight tracks played by musicians at the top of their game.”
Though “Wrongy Dong” generated rave reviews, the foundation of Everstone’s reputation is its live performance. The Energetic Funkers have been known to take the stage wearing: lumberjack pajamas, A Clockwork Orange attire, space-pimp uniforms or sporting double mohawks, a super-sized afro and a smile. They have shared bills with, STEELY DAN, MICHAEL McDONALD, FLOWMOTION, Claude Coleman’s AMANDLA, ALTERED STATES of FUNK, LA PUSH, BLUSIRKIT, SUPER SONIC SOUL PIMPS, IN LAKE’CH, JAMES WHITON & the Downtown Apostles, THE PANDA CONSPIRACY, NOVATONE, & TRWST.
In December of 2005 Everstone parted ways with drummer Ivo Nakov and hired Denali “Uncle Pooch” Williams. A few months after the roster change, the quartet expanded the group adding vocalist Janell Hartman a.k.a. “Jane XI”. Now a quintet, they continued writing while keeping up a vigorous performance schedule.
In the summer of 2006, tragedy struck the band with the loss of guitarist RL Heyer to complete brain failure. But Everstone was far from finished. Audition after audition, they found a guitarist/vocalist with the right chemistry, knowledge and feel, Tony Stevens.
Shortly after the addition of Stevens, Everstone went back into the studio to record a brand new single, “Funk the Slippy”. This down tempo, groove-monster of a track put Everstone on the college and internet radio map. (“Funk the Slippy” will also appear on Everstone’s up & coming album, “Gangster, Space, Marmoset”.)
Everstone continues to bring their NASTY FUNK PARTY to venues throughout the Northwest, with a second album to be released in 2007.

Lyrics

Good Dancer

Written By: Everstone

Partly cloudy N' my proudly breaks the sun
Hazy grey crazy day has begun spun
Stunned am I for the fun to my flow fly
Whipped my pardon got me hard N' I know why
Pressure gotta let me up from overblow
Sex pots in the party gonna tell me so
But you presume to keep your gravity so high
Whipped my pardon got me high N' I know why

Y'such a good dancer but I gotta ask you to lose the beat
So I can stay in time

Partly doubt'n my shout'n lazy feet
Baby sways to the funky sounds so sexy sweet
Stunned am I for the fun to my flowfly
Whipped my pardon got me hard N' Iknow why
Pressure gotta let me up to my overstand
Sex pots in the party gonna fan the man
But you presume to keep your gravity so high
Whipped my pardon got me hard N' I know why

Y'such a good dancer but I gotta ask you to lose the beat
So I can stay in time

CHORUS:
When you get up N' get down on the floor
It knocks me offa my feet
You gotta gimme a break
When you get up N' get down on the floor
It knocks me offa my feet
You gotta gimme your name
When you get up N' get down on the floor
It knocks me offa my feet
You gotta gimme a date

What was that thing you said about bein' a man?
Don't wanna take no minute N' try to understand
All i want is to flow
Before we gonna die again some mo'
Show me now some of that hot love baby
Or you better act like you know

Y'such a good dancer but I gotta ask you to lose the beat
So I can stay in time

CHORUS:

Discography

Wrongy Dong

Set List

Good Dancer
Eat it All
Lost & Found
Alright N' Alrough
Sun Rain
Karma Victim
Wrongy Dong
Saturday Morning Cartoons
Groupie
The Nothing
Incarcerated
In the Middle
Cosmic Slop (Funkadelic)
Watered Down
After School Special
Whatchoo Doin' Here?
The Slippy
Big Boned
Widin' 'Bout the Fixins
Happy Pills & Funny Pants
Set time: 1hr - 3hrs