Funk You! Yeah, Well, Funk YOU!
If somebody says to you FUNK YOU, understand that is a great compliment and some wise advice: check out Funk You from Augusta G-A, as James Brown would say it in “There Was a Time.” These guys play some tremendous progressive funk and rock, and it’s always a party when Funk You hits town.
The band is six nights into their Funk Express Tour, currently in Colorado for three more shows. Their New Year’s run hits Charleston SC, Macon, and Charlotte before settling in at Victory North in Savannah for the New Year’s festivities with Schema & Squash. Prepare yourself for A Rick James Brown NYE! Their January shows are in the South and in Texas, including five with Perpetual Groove.
They tore it up in March at the Dunedin Brewery Spring Beer Jam. We noted:
Augusta, Georgia, represented first, with Funk You immediately shoving the dance party into overdrive. Gavin Hamilton and the outstanding nine-man band tore into a great set of original funk with some great covers thrown in. You simply can’t sit down when these guys are groovin’. Want to know “What Is Hip?” Funk You Is Hip!
Funk You are: Gavin Hamilton, lead vocals; Evan Miller, guitar; Will Clark, drums, vocals; Palmer Owens, percussion; Will Foster, keyboards, vocals; and Mark Dykes, bass, vocals.
THE FUNK EXPRESS TOUR
11/21 Schmiggity’s | Steamboat Springs CO
11/22 Ullrs Tavern | Winter Park CO
11/23 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver CO w/ The Greenhouse Band, Rado
11/27 Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia | Charleston WV
12/27 Charleston Pour House | Charleston SC
12/28 The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom | Macon GA
12/29 Visulite Theatre | Charlotte NC
12/31 Victory North | Savannah GA w/ Schema & Squash
01/17 Saturn | Birmingham AL w/ Flow Tribe
01/18 The Merry Widow | Mobile AL
01/22 Sam’s Burger Joint | San Antonio TX
01/23 Last Concert Cafe | Houston TX
01/24 Deep Ellum Art Company | Dallas TX w/ Perpetual Groove
01/25 Mohawk Austin | Austin TX w/ Perpetual Groove
01/28 Proud Larry’s | Oxford MS w/ Perpetual Groove
01/29 Revolution Music Room | Little Rock AR w/ Perpetual Groove
01/30 Growlers | Memphis TN
01/31 Tipitina’s Uptown | New Orleans LA w/ Perpetual Groove
02/01 Martin’s Downtown | Jackson MS
04/24 Centennial Olympic Park | Atlanta GA