The Theory of Funkativity
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Dec
26
The Theory of Funkativity @ Mai Tai Bar

Long Beach, California, USA

Long Beach, California, USA

Dec
25
The Theory of Funkativity @ The Cellar

Long Beach, California, USA

Long Beach, California, USA

Dec
12
The Theory of Funkativity @ Project Infest

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

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In the Rock Pile, Spin and Music Nation's online battle pitting rock songs head-to-head, this San Diego funk outfit emerges victorious… after over five weeks of competition, the results are in: San Diego-based funk rockers the Theory of Funkativity triumphed with their tune "Promised Land," an onslaught of thick, catchy guitar riffs mixed with a tight, reggae-like rhythm section, which won nearly all of the band's online matchups. - Spin Magazine


Influenced by fellow SoCal funk-pop purveyors The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Theory of Funkativity lays down syncopated guitar lines over an airtight rhythm section. The band matches a radio-ready sound with some unabashed guitar soloing. - Musicnation.com


I really like shooting young bands that bounce around the stage and have a ton of energy... These four young kids played a very tight set. - Alan Hess, Alan Hess Photography


Discography

The Theory of Funkativity released their Self-Titled album in 2008, available on iTunes, Napster, and Amazon MP3. The track "Promised Land" won Spin Magazine's "Rock Pile" competition for best rock song and placed first in fan voting for Bebo.com's "OnStage" contest in 2008. "Something to Say, "Clean Cut," "Don't Say A Word," and "The End Is Near" have received radio and streaming play on stations worldwide including San Diego's KPRI 102.1

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The Theory of Funkativity fuses complexity and passion to bring you a stripped down, melodic breed of California Funk/Rock that Spin Magazine describes as an "onslaught of thick, catchy guitar riffs mixed with a tight, reggae-like rhythm section." They play what they feel, and they mean what they play. It's real music.

     To create their sound, they bottle the radiance of Parliament's mothership, sculpt it with Hendrix's smashed out intensity, then detonate it with the tight rock energy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The band consists of Pat Cleary on vocals, Michael Perl on guitar, Kyle Burkle on bass, and Sean Brust on drums. They have been playing music together for six years, but their friendship goes back long before that. Pat and Michael have known each other since preschool, and Sean and Kyle have been friends since age one. From this bond comes their tight, vibrant live sound. The Theory operates as a single force of musical energy on stage, drawing an instinctive and dramatic drive from their friendship.

     The Theory has performed shows throughout Southern California, including the main stage at the 2009 Sun God Festival, The Whisky A Go Go, The Cat Club, and Solana Beach's "Fiesta Del Sol" music festival. They have shared stages with N.E.R.D., Iron and Wine, Motion City soundtrack, Sara Bareilles, Shiny Toy Guns, and more. In 2008 they won Spin Magazine's "Rock Pile" competition for best rock song with "Promised Land" and were featured on Spin.com. They also placed first in fan voting for Bebo.com's "Bebo Onstage" contest. Guitarist Michael Perl won the fan voting for Slash's "Ultimate Guitar Showdown" in 2008.