GNAPPY

GNAPPY

BandJazzFunk

Smart, sharp and boogie rock & roll reality braced with bop chops. Crisp and clean Tower of Power-influenced compositions with energy charms, ominous single-line hooks, face-slapping hip-hop. All the down-and-dirty funk sensibilities of George Clinton [with] a spacy, acid-jazz edge

Biography

Gnappy's 2001 debut landed on many critics' top-ten lists, and held down the "Featured Artist" page of internet-giant Napster for an unheard-of 4 weeks. In the words of one music critic, if you heard Gnappys MP3s on Napster before its early demise like I did,you probably became hooked. (Music Revue). In 2003, the Austin, Texas quartet released their follow-up Is This A Machine? which, again, received near-unanimous critical acclaim and upped-the ante for 21st century funk-jazz. The result - 63 minutes of classic groove dig it. (Austin Chronicle).Gnappys third album, Unloaded, is perhaps their most ambitious musical statement to date a deliberate piece of work in which the compositions speak as loudly as the performances of them. From the unforgettable theme of the title track Unloaded, to the modern boogaloo Gatorade Brain, to the staccato double-horn attack of Sushi Pimp Gnappy exhibits a dizzying array of moods and styles, and yet all of the songs share a cohesive modus operandi tight arrangements, crisp performances and focused melodies. For the involved listener, this taught, turn-on-a-dime approach yields rich rewards. Guest appearances add to the bounty, including the trumpet-work of fellow Austinite Ephraim Owens (Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Blaze). Additional surprises include Gnappys first vocal performance (on title track Unloaded), and the hip-hop workout Bahl Hornin. Icing on the cake is Gnappys four-way musical ping-pong match GreaseDont Freeze, which nearly blows the roof off the joint. In the end, Unloaded may be the most aptly-titled album of the year. Like a veteran prize-fighter, Gnappy leaves it all in the ring.

Discography

GNAPPY (self titled) 2001
GNAPPY "Is This A Machine?" 2003
GNAPPY "UNLOADED" 2006

Set List

Our set list really varies from performance to performance. While supporting a new release we tend to hit tunes from the current CD sprinkled w/ GNAPPY flavored renditions of T-Monk, James Brown, Rhassan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Charlie Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Santana, etc...
just to name a few....