Enjoy a night of classic Orlando get down music for a good cause and to remember a great lady!
JoyceFest, Benefit for Roland Simmon's Mom with Brown Note, The Legendary JC's, Paddington Ambush, funkUs, Jim O'Rourke and The Rugs, Absinthe Trio at Lil Indie's and more!
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Anthony Cole, Matt Lapham, Roland Simmons
The Legendary JC's
Due to the proximity of Florida to the Caribbean, the members of Paddington Ambush have firsthand experience witnessing & performing true island music of the Caribbean!
Most American "reggae type" bands today blend elements of contemporary musical styles to Caribbean grooves thus reinventing or branching off the Reggae tree.
The music of Paddington Ambush unequivocally feeds from the tree, taking influence from Culture, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Toots & The Maytals, Don Drummund & The Skatalites, Alpha Blondy, Bounty Killer, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, Sly & Robbie and producers Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bunny Lee & Osborne ‘King Tubby' Ruddock.
funkUs is one of Orlando's most prolific and enduring bands. Dubbed "flavor rock" and declared "a guilty pleasure" (Orlando Weekly), their "groove heavy precision" (Orlando Sentinel) and often surprising blend of musical genres have inspired audiences statewide to move, groove and gather since 1998.
With 6 CD releases including contributions by many top Orlando/Tallahassee musicians with a notable cameo by Tom Constanten (formerly a member of The Grateful Dead), they continue to perform regularly coast to coast throughout Florida at premier music venues and festivals including the Bear Creek Music Festival (2009, 2011), the Orange Blossom Jamboree (2010-2011), Jambando In The Park (2010-2012) and many others. funkUs is also one of the founding members of Jambando in Orlando, Florida and has recently shared stages with Soulive, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, The Lee Boys, Zach Deputy and Consider the Source.
Their latest CD highlights the most musically adventurous incarnation of the band to date and marks 14 years as Florida's commercially challenged purveyors of flavor rock.
Toni Brown, author, musician and former publisher/editor of Relix Magazine, writes: "funkUs fits neatly into the eclectic jamband musical melting pot. The band possesses powerful blues leanings and intense R&B and funk rhythms. With an emphasis on meaningful songwriting and free-form jam exploration, their songs range from quirky and catchy to emotionally moving. The combination results in highly danceable, energetic grooves that reach dizzying, intoxicating highs or soothing, spiritual lows."
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