Kung Fu "The Fez Tour"

Kung Fu "The Fez Tour"

West End Blend

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Fête Music Hall - Ballroom

Providence, RI

$15 advance / $18 day of show

This event is all ages

1 set Original Kung Fu
1 set Steely Dan

Kung Fu
Kung Fu
In the vanguard of the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution “NU-SION”, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making funk fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report, & Mahavishnu Orchestra, and merges those ideas with technical fireworks and a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. The ensemble, a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam has been described by critics and fans of Galactic & Umphrey’s McGee alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, “jaw dropping”, and “musically mesmerizing”. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!

Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Beau Sasser on Keyboards (Alan Evans Trio, Ryan Montbleau, The Z3, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast).
West End Blend
West End Blend
Since their conception, ten piece band West End Blend has been playing their version of pop, soul and hip-hop in venues all over. Fronted by vocalist Erica Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct sound and flair. West End Blend boasts a four-piece horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums packing the group onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic basement funk dance party, The Blend’s goal has always been to bring a party atmosphere to every show and venue ever since.



The Blend just released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, on September 26. Recorded at Telefunken Elektroakustik with engineer Brendan Morawski in CT, the band is proud to present the kick off to the next step in their career. West End Blend is just getting started and there’s so much to do. But right now... it’s time for them to pile into the van. This juggernaut of a funk and soul band is ready to hit the pavement.
Venue Information:
Fête Music Hall - Ballroom
103 Dike St
Providence, RI, 02909
http://fetemusic.com/