Rubber Skunk

Rubber Skunk

 New York City, New York, USA
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Jamiroquai, but heavier. Zeppelin, but funkier. Consistently colorful costumery and stage antics. Your favorite sounds, but smellier.

"Rubber Skunk rings through with their balls to the wall live performances and intricately realized compositions."
-Dan Harr, Music News Nashville


Biography

The funky, jazz-rockers of Rubber Skunk released their first full length album on February, 10 in New York City at The Bitter End to great acclaim (check a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ2MGBXBEwU).

With comparisons ranging from Jamiroqui to Led Zeppelin; Rubber Skunk is an intensely original group that captivates audiences with deep funk grooves, catchy and unique hooks, virtuosic improvisation, and Zappa-esque satire. Unafraid of risk taking, Rubber Skunk surprises show goers with spontaneous instrument switching, unique cover songs, and other stage antics, often in full Skunkadelic costume.

Rubber Skunk was founded in 2008 at the University of Delaware by like minded musicians frustrated and bored with local music scene. After building a strong fan base in DE, and repeat performances at the largest music festivals in the area, Rubber Skunk decided to move to their current base of New York City and take their craft to the next level. The band consists of Jordan Vincent on Keys/Vox, Grant Fisher on Guitar/Vox, Bob DiGiacomo on Bass, Tommy Mintel on Drums, and often a full horn section, back up singers, and percussion.

The Skunks are all accomplished players with international touring experience and recording/performance credits with artists such as Saxophonist Chris Potter, Grammy winning bassist John Benitez, and virtuoso guitarist Hernan Romero. You may have already seen Rubber Skunk in NYC at venues such Sullivan Hall, Crash Mansion, The Blue Note, The Bitter End, The Shrine, and National Underground.

Currently, Rubber Skunk is touring in support of their debut album, and starting work on a demo of brand new material.

Lyrics

Wolfwoman

Written By: Grant Fisher

In the daylight you're sweet dear that is the norm, but when it gets dark around here you change your form, how full is your moon tonight, you look like you're gonna bite, wolfwoman

Discography

Rubber Skunk recorded their self-titled debut at Rough Magic Studios (MGMT, Blackstar, Vampire Weekend, Soulive). At these sessions they were graced with many special guest artists, including rising star Nigel Hall and young legend Maurice Brown. Funded almost entirely by fan support, this CD has 12 original songs ranging from 70's funk (The New Instafunk, Faug Tossers) to Experimental Rock (Wolfwoman, Love In Blue and Yellow) with plenty of surprises thrown in.

Equally satisfying at a dance party as on your earbuds in a crowded subway car, this record is extremely diverse and represents the “shuffle” generation of music listeners who appreciate many genres.

Set List

I am I Think
Faug Tossers
The New Instafunk
Naked
Wolf Woman
Porcelain Philosophy
The Skunk
A Day In The Life (Of A Dinosaur)
Tico
Love In Blue And Yellow
Deserted Dessert
Emergency Dancer
Still Doin' It
Cock Zombies

Red Baron
Love Rears It's Ugly Head
Come Dancing
Kid Charlemagne
Cordova
Use Me
Guerilla Radio
Reverb
Fire
Funk Dat
Honey From The Jar
Crossroads
Cissy Strut
Hottentot
Just The Two Of Us
I Wish
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Jessica
Honey From The Jar
Cantaloupe Island
Superbad