Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!

Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and major national festivals, all within the past 18 months.

Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion). The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing". For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple:

Cope started as a family band with two brothers and a cousin out of Akron, Ohio. More than a decade later the Stadelman brothers, along with multi- instrumentalist Juanjamon and drummer Michael Garrie, have evolved into a family full of friends, fans, dancers and music-heads across the U.S. This circle of family is united together by fun loving good times, some serious psychedelic southern-fried funk, rockin’ jazz-reggae and electro-grass music.

Making their way onto festival stages and into prime headlining and opening slots, Cope has been mixing their infectious originals with relentless jams and crafty covers to create hair-raising eargasms for the masses. Influenced by such definitive artists as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Tool, David Grisman and George Clinton & P funk, their elaborate arrangements set up frequent blistering guitar and amazing saxophone solos by Dennis Stadelman and Juan "Juanjamon" Montero. Kenny Stadelman defines the band's sound with a smooth and funky groovin bass style that keeps the crowd hopping and dancing. Michael Garrie, who just recently joined the band back in October 2013, with his power drumming style, driving beats and connection to the Tampa/St. Pete music family scene, made Mike a perfect fit. Every member contributes vocally to help create soaring four-part harmonies, with the Stadelmans predominately splitting lead vocal duties.

Gaining notoriety as the "Undisputed Jam Kings of Tampa Bay" (Mark Warren - Skipper's Smokehouse Talent Agency) and with the release of their latest CD titled "See", Cope has been spreading and reaching outward from the far south with the goal to perform with as many bands and fans in an attempt to reach musical nirvana and promote the fellowship of musicians and music enthusiasts everywhere.

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