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FunkDaddies

Coralville, Iowa, United States | SELF

Coralville, Iowa, United States | SELF
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Friday, July 21, 2006. In its annual Best of the Area Poll, The Iowa City Press-Citizen ranked FunkDaddies as Best Local Band/Performer for 2006. The following is the Press-Citizen's article.

Just call them the kings of funk. We're talking about the five members of FunkDaddies, 2006's best local band.

Inspired by all the great Motown stars, Tower of Power, and Earth, Wind & Fire, FunkDaddies plays funk, soul and R&B from the late '60's and '70's. It plays music of its own as well, and currently is working on fresh music for its audience.

"We're just trying to emulate the great funk style show bands of the '70's, but we do it our own way," said Ken Duncan, FunkDaddies' drummer, percussionist and vocalist.

FunkDaddies opened for The Beach Boys last year and shattered opening night records at the Iowa City Jazz Festival.

"We love playing outside concerts because it gives people of all ages the chance to enjoy our music," Duncan said.

Catch FunkDaddies at area night clubs, outdoor concerts, corporate events and private parties. Check out FunkDaddies' Web site, www.funkdaddies.com, for a full list of upcoming shows.

We would like to thank all our friends who voted for us for this award. You are the reason we love to play. - Iowa City Press-Citizen


The Coralville 4thFEST Committee is proud to announce the entertainment for the 2007 July 3rd concert: Funk Daddies and Grand Funk Railroad.

The free concert in S.T. Morrison Park begins with Funk Daddies at 6 pm and Grand Funk Railroad at 8 pm on July 3. Grand Funk Railroad is the top-selling American rock group of the 1970s and is known as "The American Band." This high-energy five-piece group includes original founding members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher. They are joined by Max Carl, Bruce Kulick, and Tim Cashion.

Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. Their hits include We're an American Band, I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind Of Wonderful.

FunkDaddies is a funk/soul/R & B band with the purpose of bringing the best funky dance music to the Midwest, performed by highly accomplished musicians.

Inspired by Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, and all the great Motown artists, FunkDaddies brings its own irresistible, high-energy sound and first-class stage show to audiences everywhere. FunkDaddies features its own original style of funk, as well as classic hits by Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Jeffrey Osborne, James Brown, Tower of Power, Santana, and Earth Wind & Fire.

- Iowa City Press-Citizen


FunkDaddies performed as the opening act for The Beach Boys last Friday at the 2005 Freedom Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The concert attracted approximately 10,000 enthusiastic music lovers on the hot, breezy summer evening. FunkDaddies set the groove for nearly two hours, playing selections from their CD "Microwaveable Soul" and other funky, soulful favorites to the cheers and applause of this huge audience. - The Gazette


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FunkDaddies is a funk band playing horn-driven soul and R & B, and is based in Iowa City, Iowa.

FunkDaddies was formed with the purpose of bringing the best, funky dance music to the Midwest, performed by highly accomplished musicians. Inspired by Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, and all the great Motown artists, FunkDaddies brings its own irresistible, high-energy sound and first-class stage show to audiences everywhere.

FunkDaddies features its own original style of funk, as well as classic hits by Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Stevie Wonder, Jeffrey Osborne, James Brown, Tower of Power, Santana, and Earth Wind & Fire.

FunkDaddies sets a new standard for funky soul music in the Midwest.

Let the Funk begin!