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Funk Rush

Funk Band from Charlotte, NC - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$500 - $4000 per event
"Jazz is the teacher, Funk is the preacher!"

Funk Rush's music is an intense mix of old school funk, rock, occasionally reggae and jazz. Borne out of the long-term musical relationship between Scott Newell and Reggie Dennis, together they've amassed a unique blend of original and stylized covers.

Scott and Reggie met on one of Reg's gigs around 2000 and they began jamming, writing and playing the occasional gig with Calvin "Manny" Carter. Right from the first note, the chemistry was there. They've been working the funk live ever since.

Reggie Dennis began playing bass at age 19 and grew up on a steady diet of funk, listening to all types of music. Reggie's a huge Prince and P-Funk fan and you can definitely hear it in his playing. His time is impeccable and he is always "on the 1". His enthusiam for music is totally genuine and as soon as he starts playing you feel he puts his heart and soul in every note.

Scott Newell started his musical life as an elementary school student, beginning with trumpet in school band and shortly thereafter adding the guitar (he also plays drums with The Shana Blake Band). Scott grew up under a broad influence of 70's disco, funk, soul, rock and roll and pop music. Later in his 20's he fell under the spell of Miles Davis and everything and everyone springing from the bebop jazz of the 40's and 50's to the present.

Newest members of the group include Donte Forsythe of the Raleigh area in NC on drums and Robert Beasley of Ohio (Los Leones) on percussion. These two newest band mates complete the group as a true band. Together they bring to life the Funk Rush vibe!

Funk Rush recently appeared on WNCW Independent/NPR radio Spindale, NC's "Live in Studio B".
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2013
Oct
12
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Charlotte, NC
10:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2013
Aug
31
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Charlotte, NC
10:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2013
Jul
13
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Charlotte, NC
10:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2013
Jul
12
Strike City
Charlotte, NC
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
May
28
The One Stop Deli & Bar
Asheville, NC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
May
25
The Broad Street Cafe
Durham, NC
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Struttin'
Jamie Glaser
So What
Miles Davis
Craig
Reggie Dennis
Last 1 To Drop
Scott Newell
Jam for Nile Rodgers
Scott Newell
This Axe
Scott Newell
Chakras Medley
Reggie Dennis/Lenny White
Amalgam
Scott Newell/Reggie Dennis
Nuthin' but a G-Thang
Dr. Dre
Scorceress
Return to Forever
Funk Band
Jazz Band
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Mardi Gras Party
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Please note Funk Rush will also travel to Pineville, Matthews, Fort Mill, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Monroe, Paw Creek, Rock Hill, Catawba, Bowling Green, Belmont, Gastonia, Cramerton, Harrisburg, Midland, Mc Adenville, Clover, Edgemoor, High Shoals, Lowell, Mount Holly, Newell, Wingate, Cornelius, Lancaster, Stanfield, Huntersville, Lincolnton, Marshville, Mount Mourne.
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