Joey Porter's Funk Tributes

Joey Porter's Funk Tributes

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Inspired Funk, Soul and Jazz by some of the premier players of these styles in the country...who could ask for more (we hope you'll ask for more)? It started with Herbie, then the Meters, moved over to Sly Stone and now Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Great players + Great music = Great Show!!!

Biography

Joey Porter, frontman for acclaimed Portland jazz/funk juggernaut, Porterhouse, returns to the music scene with a handpicked collection of the NW’s finest to pay sonic tribute to soul and fusion-era artists of the 60’s and 70’s.

The maiden voyage of the tribute band was launched several years ago to perform the tunes of groundbreaking funk/jazz masters, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. After a string of sold-out shows, it became apparent that the band was not alone in their still-vibrant love of this era, so they formed several other all-star incarnations to deliver the music of the Meters, Sly Stone, and more recently, the greats Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

Joey’s collection of players boasts an array of musical affiliations. The fabric of the band is sewn by Porterhouse alumni, Joey Porter on keyboards (Porterhouse, Rubberneck, Five Fingers of Funk, the Motet), Joshua Cliburn on saxophones (Porterhouse, Rubberneck, Intervision), Reinhardt Melz on drums (Gino Vannelli, Randy Porter, Curtis Salgado, Bobby Torres Ensemble), and Dan Scollard on bass (Porterhouse, Thousand Pieces). In response to the conditional needs of the tribute orchestration, the group is accentuated by Jans Ingber on vocals and percussion (The Motet, Charlie Hunter), and Paul Creighton on vocals (Intervision).

The Willamette Week writes, “Tributes can be a scary thing, but Porter's eight-piece ensemble, featuring musicians harvested from the local scene, presents a seamless tribute full of improvisation and booty-shaking greatness… Judging by the reaction of the packed, sweaty audience and the near-perfect execution of the band, [another tribute show] couldn't happen soon enough.”

For music samples, check out www.myspace.com/funktributes

Booking Contact:
Gabe Johnson / In The Pocket Artists
Ph: 541-550-7260 E: gabe@inthepocketartists.com
URL: www.ThePocket.Biz

Download link for Stage Plot/Tech Rider:
www.inthepocketartists.com/presskits/JoeyPortersFunkTributes_stageplot.zip

Discography

Porterhouse Quintet - Thumbs Up, Little Buddy
Porterhouse - Prime Cuts
Joey Porter Trio - Joey Porter Trio

Set List

Herbie & the Headhunters Song List:
Palm Grease | Actual Proof | Butterfly | Spank-A-Lee | Hang Up Your Hang Ups | Sun Touch | Traitor | Bubbles | Steppin' In It | Heartbeat | Chameleon | Watermelon Man | Sly | Swamp Rat | The Traitor
4am | and more...

Sly & the Family Stone Song List:
Crossword Puzzle | I Want To Take You Higher | Que Sera | Loose Booty | Remember Who You Are | Everyday People | Simple Song | Advice | Thank You | Babies Makin' Babies | many more...

Stevie Wonder Song list: Boogie On Reggae Woman | You Haven’t Done Nothin’ | Master Blaster | If You Really Love Me | All I Do | Too High | Living For The City | Golden Lady | Higher Ground | Jesus Children of America | Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing | Superstition | That Girl | I Wish | Maybe Your Baby | As | Summersoft