United We Funk All-Stars

United We Funk All-Stars

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The United We Funk All-Stars represents some of the hottest names in Funk! Coming together under one banner to create a non stop show and party that will leave you dancing, sweating and then dancing some more.

Biography

The United We Funk All-Stars represents some of the hottest names in Funk! Coming together under one banner to create a non stop show and party that will leave you dancing, sweating and then dancing some more !!!!!!!

The band was originally formed in 1999 and currently features the members of The Barkays (Larry Dodson, James Alexander) Confunkshun (Michael Cooper, Felton Pilate) & The Dazz Band (Bobby Harris, Skip Martin) and special guest Reather Bryant of the S.O.S Band.

Their 90 minute show includes hits like: "Freak Show On The Dance Floor" "Move Your Boogie Body", "Holy Ghost", "Ffun", "Loves Train", "Too Tight". "Joy Stick", and "Let It Whip". The depth of this collective comes from their perspective regions.

The Barkays are the pioneers of Southern Soul that grew out of Memphis, Tennessee, where they were the backup band for the legendary Otis Redding and performed as a studio band on many of the hits that were released on Stax Records. Their first chart success was the instrumental hit "Soul Finger" Released in 1967. The band continued with hits on the charts through the 70"s and 80's, songs like "Shake Your Rump To The Funk", "Too Hot To Stop", "Anticipation" and "The Son of Shaft" with many other songs to be added to their total of 28 charted releases.

Confunkshun from Vallejo, California is known for their west coast style of Funk, mixing funky rhythms and horns with fresh up-tempo grooves. Signed to Mercury Records in 1977, the group had their first hit "Ffun", and continued on with R&B smashes "Too Tight", "Shake and Dance" & "Loves Train".

The Dazz Band hails from Cleveland , Ohio where they followed in the footsteps of The Ohio Players, George Clinton and Zapp, creating that keyboard driven funk bass sound that is still popular today. Leader Bobby Harris combined his love for Jazz and Dance music into the name (Dazz Band) they won a Grammy in 1982 for the # 1 Mega-Hit "Let It Whip" on Motown Records. The band made seven albums for Motown, which included the party oriented singles "Joystick", "Swoop I'm Yours". "On The One For Fun", and "Let It All Blow".

Together, The UWF All-Stars music is laced with R&B / Jazz / Rock and real musicianship. It is truly a one of a kind production that you have to experience. It is like a hurricane when you have all of the original lead vocalists from the 70"s & 80's performing together on stage at the same time, with a back up band that emcopasses the feel, drive and emotion of funk in a jubilant celebration. The All-Stars even do a tribute to the late great pioneer and front man of Zapp "Roger Troutman", who was a part of the original United We Funk ensemble. Roger performed on two songs from that CD release "Party Time" & "Nuthin But A Party".

Tom Joyner of The Tom Joyner Morning Show says: "We've all heard and seen funk performances before but nothing compares to UNITED WE FUNK ALL-STARS. It's not just funk, it's old funk that's been cooking, simmering and marinating for years. From the moment The UWF All-Stars hit the stage you are on your feet dancing and having a good time. It's simply a chance to watch the baaadest singers and musicians in the busines FUNK IT UP!!!!"

From Chicago to New York, LA and places in between, United We Funk All-Stars have continued to add new meaning to the word funk by electrifying their fans with rock, rhythm grooves that can't be denied. So get ready for an unforgettable live show and reminisce of days gone by.

Don't be afraid of the funk-it's real and all the way live!!!!!







Discography

Influences George Clinton, Earth Wind & Fire, The Ohio Players, Otis Redding, James Brown, Chicago, Tower of Power, Maze, Muddy Waters, Miles Davis, Weather Report


Set List

Party Time
Ffun
Move Your Boogie Body
Joystick
Disco Dazz
Shake & Dance
Freak Show On The Dance Floor
Swoop
Anticipation
Holy Ghost
Tribute To Roger Troutman
Let It Whip !!