Sumilan, Funk You
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Lingo is a band with their own musical language, as their name would indicate. There are familiar elements, for sure. But their melodic song writing, mixed with ripping guitar solos, old school funk groove and fusion jazz, soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics, results in a sound unlike anything else out there. You can tell Lingo has something new to say.
The band recently released their first collection of new music since 2010. The six-track EP, titled "Rearrange," is the first release featuring the band's newest members, guitarist Nick Johnson (of Col. Bruce Hampton Band, Last Waltz Ensemble) and drummer Greg Perry (of The Soundmen, I.O.Z.). Since their last release, Lingo has shared the stage with Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marco Benevento, Kofi Burbridge, and Dr. Roosevelt Collier.
Lingo is Justin Tramble (lead vox, acoustic guitar), Nick Johnson (vox, electric guitar), Tony Giordano (vox, keyboards), Greg Perry (drums), Alex Tramble (bass)
Brought together in the Classic City - Athens, GA - Sumilan is a band breaking the boundaries of classification. With a natural sound that has evolved into its own, the Georgia-grown group has combined individual appreciations for music with a belief in high dosages of experimentation and is sticking to these roots. Their live performances showcase the band's depth of chemistry and skill, which are both gaining notice. This "sum" of the members' musical leanings and influences brings a full, eclectic, and unique sound to the stage that pleases the ear, initiates head bobbing, and revives passion for rock 'n roll while appealing to the tastes of now.
Hailing from the east side GA town of Augusta, FUNK YOU is an outgoing burst of energy that is continually climbing their way to the top of the music scene. This "funk" oriented outfit projects multiple musical styles focusing mainly on dance driven grooves with powerful clean vocals. Incorporating intriguing musical composition, tasteful lyrics, and crowd captivating live performances, FUNK YOU is surely to make an imprint on your musical taste.
FUNK YOU provides the audience with a furious fusion of influences ranging from Umphrey's Mcgee, Lettuce, James Brown, and Stevie Wonder. By colliding funk, jam, rock, fusion, and prog into one uniform sound, these guys will keep your jaw dropped and your feet moving without stopping. Their songs combine lush ambiance, catchy vocals, and intense shredding simultaneously into a unique well defined sound.
For three years the band has been building their fan base in the southern local markets of Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Statesboro, Milledgeville, Savannah and Macon. They have numerous sold out shows in Augusta and also at the Georgia Theater in Athens. With performances alongside Maceo Parker & Fred Wesley (James Brown horn section), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph, Snarky Puppy, and Moon Taxi, the band is paving their way to the festival circuit. FUNK YOU was voted best R&B band by August Magazine and was named Relix Magazine's "Artist On the Rise" in their July/August 2013 issue. Perseverance and hard work best describe the band's attitude, so if you haven't yet, you will be seeing them soon.