Formed in early 2003, Tchefuncte brings a totally new flavor to the ever-growing jam band circuit in the Southeast. With this fresh new mixture of funk, jazz, bluegrass, and New Orleans style grooves Tchefuncte has taken the Southeast by storm.


Scott Erickson is a classically trained guitar player and has developed a style of playing that is not only the center of the bands dynamics but is also guaranteed to capture the attention of anyone listening. Kriss Fridge is a graduate of Southeast Louisiana State Univ. He is also a former member of the renowned and award winning LSU Tiger Band. His bass grooves are influenced by such greats as Tower of Power and Blood Sweat and Tears.Brian Powers' sense of musical style has been aided by such great artists as Michael Jackson, James Brown, Phish, and The Grateful Dead. His combination of African Drum rythms and powerful yet soulful vocals provide an interesting twist to an already funky style.Stephan Nelson has been a drummer since the age of 13. He has played in several bands and has instructed at Mississippi Music Inc. His stylings are mostly influenced by Carter Beauford, John Fishman, and Stanton Moore, fused with the percussive stylings of Brian Powers create a freeform palette which the band branches off of. Matt Napier is the most recent edition to the band, bringing an unique ambience to the table with keyboards and synthesizers. His influences vary from such acts as Ester Drang and Particle to At the Drive In and The Funky Meters.


We currently have a three song demo available.

Set List

Our typical set list consists of well known songs by artists such as The Funky Meters, Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, as well as original Tchefuncte material.