Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. They toss around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.

 

MARKETING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Band welcomes New Orleans born and raised Alvin Ford JR as new drummer
  • Recent/upcoming appearances at Gathering of The Vibes (Bridgeport, CT) Dave Matthews Caravan (Quincy, WA) Caloundra Festival (Brisbane, Australia), World Music Jam (South Africa) and many more 
  • 11th Year Performance at New Orleans Jazz and Blues Heritage Festival – May 2014
  • Won “Best Funk Band” for Gambit Weekly’s Big Easy Awards – March 2014, 2013 
  • Live Performance and Interview Aired PR Music World Cafe – Jan 2014 
  • Nominated in 7 categories for OffBeat Magazine’s “Best of The Beat” Music Awards – Jan 2014
  • New Album Dirty Word on nominee ballot for 56th Grammys – Jan 2014 
  • “Dancin To The Truth” official music video premiered on Wall Street Journal – Dec 2013
  • Ivan Neville and Nikki Glaspie guest DJ for “Funksgiving” special on Sirius XM’s Jam On – Dec 2013
  • 5 night run supporting Lionel Richie in LA, Brooklyn, San Jose, ATL, Houston – Sept/Oct 2013
  • Performance and interview on Artie Lang Show – Aug 2013

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