The Big Up Satellite Party at the Brooklyn Bowl: Kung Fu and Jeff Bujak
Connecticut’s nu-funk quintet, Kung Fu is teaming up with Jeff Bujak for an official Big Up Music & Arts Festival Satellite Party at the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, May 16th. Their unique brand of lethal ‘70s-style funk mixed with EDM ideology recently caught the attention of Sirius/XM Radio’s JamOn and they have a huge festival season approaching with main stage and late night slots at Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good and of course, The Big Up. 2013 is off to an incredible start for the band with sold out shows throughout the northeast that have been described as “lethal funk,” “explosive,” “jaw dropping,” and “musically mesmerizing.” Fans can look forward to the release of their second full-length album Tsar Bombain June 2013.
The first of many Big Up Satellite Parties to come, these pre-flight exercises help everyone get into the festy spirit and put some of the sweet new swag from The Big Up in fans hands.
61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
BIO: With a tight headlock on the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly submitting critics with their unique sonic chops. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu’s tao merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary EDM ideology like yin and yang. Although the essence of the Kung Fu Krewe is rooted among ancient jam dynasties, this fledgling “nu-sion” project intends to dominate audiences while nourishing the chi of all who cross their path. Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Todd Stoops on keyboards (RAQ), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast). Currently touring in support of the 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk,” “explosive,” “jaw dropping,” and “musically mesmerizing.” Stay tuned for the release of their second full-length album Tsar Bomba in June 2013.