Street Chalk

This group is a collaboration of many talented Boston area musicians who have played together in various projects and groups, but have never come together at one time for one collective project. Street Chalk is a collaborative, each part being equal, each being ever growing, each being individual, yet striking accord.

Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol' Dirty Bucket entertains with an energetic and engaging stage show that whips the dance floor into a frenzy and leaves every audience member sweaty and screaming for more. The band's sonic elements pay homage to its influences -- 70's Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop -- creating a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience. The 11-piece band complements its seamlessly tight hooks and dance grooves with bouts of over-the-top musicianship, and the result is a sound and performance that is musically intricate and complex yet accessible to even the most casual music fan.

Fueled by a propulsive rhythm section and led by the powerhouse vocals of front woman Sarah "Lil' Shrimp" Seminski, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket surged onto the local Boston music scene in May 2010 with its inaugural appearance in front of a sold-out downstairs crowd at The Middle East. A cascade of well-attended Boston Area appearances followed the performance over the next year, including an appearance on the main stage of the 21st Annual Boston Freedom Rally alongside chart-topping acts such as Tracy Bonham and Onyx.

BODB's inescapable live energy launched the band into first place in the Wormtown Trading Co. "Battle of the Bands" in the winter of 2011, consequently earning them a midnight Saturday night set at the Strange Creek Music and Art Festival alongside jam band and folk rock legends Max Creek and Strangefolk. Since then, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket has been scheduled to appear on the stages of other festivals including Harry Brown's Green Love Festival, the Wormtown Music Festival, Harry's Harvest Ball, Uphoria Music Festival, and others.

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band is exploding onto the live music scene not just in their home state of Connecticut but also across the region and even down in New Orleans. This 10-piece funky groove machine is loaded with high-energy horns and a backbeat that is irresistibly funky. This summer they blew audiences away at Gathering of the Vibes, on the main stage of the Norwalk Oyster Festival, and at many well-known venues in New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford, and New Orleans just to name a few. They are taking the music of New Orleans to a whole new level, playing traditional New Orleans R&B, rocking their original music, and adding a brass twist to today’s top hits.

The Funky Dawgz recently immersed themselves in the music and culture of the New Orleans, performing with the likes of Trombone Shorty, the Rebirth Brass Band, Glen David Andrews, the TBC Brass Band, and members of the Soul Rebels Brass Band.

The band is made up of students from the University of Connecticut; each one of them has also participated in the UConn Marching Band. When they’re not playing shows they are giving back to the community. They were originally formed as a vehicle to connect, engage, inspire and rejuvenate music education in Connecticut’s inner city schools. They frequently give performances and master classes to young musicians in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state.

If you have the opportunity to catch one of these eye opening performances, do it. Because once you jump on that groove train you wont be able to stop moving. From the first beat of the bass drum to the last stroke on the snare, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band will always “Shut It Down”.

$5.00 - $10.00

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Street Chalk, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket with Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Wednesday, February 12 · 8:00 PM at Church