Ninja Funk Orchestra

Ninja Funk Orchestra

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Indie Electronic party band NFO uses sax, synth's, guitar, bass and drums to play a new form of electronic music. NFO's fusion of rock, funk, house, jungle, and dub step has Toronto audiences going crazy for their mix of psychedelic festival music from the '60s and Club Music of the 21st century.

Biography

Indie Electronic party band NFO uses sax, synth's, guitar, bass and drums to play a new form of electronic music. NFO's fusion of rock, funk, house, jungle, and dub step has Toronto audiences going crazy for their mix of psychedelic festival music from the '60s and Club Music of the 21st century. Psychedelic visuals by nVoid Art Tech and costumes designed by Playground Group's broadway scenographer Beth Kates enhance an already epic live show.

Ninja Funk Orchestra is comprised of electric bassist Andrew Roorda, drummer Mack Longpre, guitarist and keyboardist Neil Whitford, and saxophone and keyboardist Gordon Hyland. Having met in Toronto post-secondary music schools, the NFO was founded to bring a rock band mentality to an improvising jazz group. With the addition of bassist Andrew Roorda and producer Andrew Mullin in 2010, the NFO grew from being a glorified jazz band playing for a 50-100 people, to being a psychedelic indie electronic band playing for upwards of 600 people at the Virgin Mod Club Theatre.

NFO has toured Eastern Canada and parts of Chile and has played nearly every major live music venue in Toronto including Phoenix Concert Theatre, Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Wrongbar, Sneaky Dee's, Lee's Palace, the Horseshoe Tavern, El Mocambo, and Yonge and Dundas Square. NFO has been showcased at Nuite Blanche, the Montreal and Beaches International Jazz Festivals, and has worked with promoters Embrace and NuFunk. The Ninja Funk Orchestra released their first album "Ninja Funk" at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club Theatre in May 2011 in front of a capacity crowd and has returned to the Mod Club 4 times since our launch. In the summer of 2011 NFO started a collaboration with rising-star vocalist and songwriter Chloe Charles. NFO's collaboration with Chloe would lead to the placement of "FANS" in the Toronto cult comedy "Picture Day" (2012 TIFF, 2013 Best Canadian Film: Whistler B.C. in theatres in May 2013).

Discography

Ninja Funk - May 2011
2nd Album Launch July 2013