Raoul Duke

Raoul Duke


Deep funk and rock orientated grooves infused with elements of electronica, jazz and hip hop.


Raoul Duke was formed in early 2007 by four students at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Their music is a blend of funk, jazz, rock, electronica, and hip hop. Over time, their sound continues to evolve, but there is always an emphasis on improvisation, especially at their live shows.

Raoul Duke has shared bills with many different acts including Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Garaj Mahal, Future Rock, Family Groove Company, and 56 Hope Road. They also performed at the Strip Mines Music Festival in Murphysboro, IL in 2008.

"They play music that makes you want to dance, and just have a good time. They put out a great vibe and are incredibly talented musicians," said Kurtis Allen of Friends & Co.
- The Daily Eastern News

For booking information please contact Ramsey Zabout at rzabout@msn.com


Live @ The Elbo Room 10/31/2008
Live @ the Illinois Brewing Company 4/11/2008
Live @ Paulie's 1/17/2008

Set List

Raoul Duke plays everything from funk to electronica to jazz fusion. Our influences range everywhere from John Scofield to Daft Punk. A typical set consists mostly of original material, but we do like to put our own spin on tunes by our favorite artists.