Philly's Phunkestra
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Philly's Phunkestra

Troutdale, Oregon, United States | SELF

Troutdale, Oregon, United States | SELF
Band R&B Soul


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"the wailers + philly’s phunkestra soul orchestra - crystal ballroom"

"If you enjoy a high energy dance party, you have to check this band out whenever you get the chance." -

"Philly's Phunkestra, The Supraphonics"

"The band blends N’awlins and Chicago-style funk, drawing on the likes of James Brown and Parliament to deliver booty-dropping groove explosions." - Willamette Week

"Philly's Phunkestra, The Supraphonics"

"For a while, it seemed as if Portland were in a funk vacuum. Then, suddenly, there was Philly’s Phunkestra..." - Willamette Week

"Portland First Thursday w/ Philly’s Phunkestra @ The Goodfoot | Guests Cherry Royale, Funk, Soul"

"The hard-hitting punch of the horn section weaved together by Phillips’ monster keyboard stack solos and talkbox work will cause your legs to move in ways you never thought." - PDX Pipeline

"Underground hip-hop: AZ, Sapient, and Philly’s Phunkestra come to the Crown Room"

"Philly’s Phunkestra clearly knows what it takes to play with the best." - Oregon Music News

"Interview: Philly's Phunkestra Soul Orchestra + Music Download"

“Philly's Phunkestra will continue satiating all intersections of funk, jazz, soul, r&b and all things in-between.”
- PDX Pipeline


Still working on that hot first release.



8-piece funk/soul group Philly's Phunkestra had a busy 2010 sharing the stages with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, Questlove (from the Roots), Fitz and the Tantrums, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, members of March Fourth Marching Band, The Wailers (of Bob Marley), and appearances in the Soul'd Out Festival, 2011 PDX Jazzfest, Oregon Brewer's Festival, and the Organic Brewer's Festival in Portland, Oregon.

As a precursor to the studio album scheduled for release in 2011, the Phunkestra has released a limited-run EP (self-titled Philly's Phunkestra). This EP, in addition to local radio and media support, plus a slew of appearances in late 09' and early 10' (including a new residency at the Crown Room in Portland, OR called 'The Phunktion,' showcases with Quannum Records recording artists and corporate sponsorships with Heineken, Nike, Vestax and Reebok) ensures that Philly's Phunkestra will continue satitating all intersections of funk, jazz, soul, r&b and all things in-between. -- Willamette Week