3227 N. Davidson St.
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM
Bubonik Funk is an American Rock band, from Charlotte, North Carolina formed in 2006, consisting of Stefan Kallander (guitar, vocals), Dylan Ellett (vocals, organ), Nick Mcowen (bass guitar), and Daniel Allison (drums, vocals). With their funky, guitar-driven soulful sound, Bubonik Funk are regularly cited as a groove and jam band. However, the band's individualistic style draws from many sources and transcends any one music genre. Bubonik Funk did not release songs from their initial album virally, as they preferred to develop their sound and style further.
Bubonik Funk is held in high regard for their emphasis on independent management, full control of the creative process, and a widening sphere of popularity despite any aid from commercial companies or record labels. In 2007, the band began playing shows in the Charlotte area, venues such as Tremont Music Hall, Neighborhood Theatre, and the Evening Muse. By 2009, Bubonik Funk had played as far north as Boston, and for college crowds of UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, UNC Wilmington and Berklee School of Music in Boston.
As of 2010, the band has released two E.P.s. “OTB” and “Wink at the Devil”. Both albums were self produced with a single production engineer, Dustin Hofsess. Creative control, album art and distribution fell in the hands of the band itself.
Bubonik Funk has played with respected musicians such as Soulive, Laura Reed and the Deep Pocket, Cyril Neville, and last July played Verizon Wireless prior to Phish. The band has done a 45 minute radio interview with Davakar of 106.5 The End and performed their song “Woman in My Basket”.
The band recorded their third official album in July of 2011. The album will contain nine songs, more than any other prior album. The release date is set for 2012.
Jacob Jeffries is a singer/songwriter signed to Warner Chappell, with an extremely talented group of musicians behind him. They incorporate a unique style of storytelling in their songwriting displayed through captivatingly raw performances. Fans proclaim Jacob (lead piano and vocals) as the modern day Billy Joel. This recent BMI "Pick of The Month Artist" won the Florida Grammy Showcase for Best New Artist. The band recently opened for Allen Stone, Eric Hutchinson, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Dashboard Confessional, as well as performed several music festivals including SXSW, Wanee Music Festival and CMJ Music Marathon. Jacob started an independent music label in the fall of 2011 called Boom Boom 88 Music. This label consists of two Grammy award winning producers, Dan Warner and Sebastian Krys.