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Fake Flowers Real Dirt

Funk Band from Baltimore, MD - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$1200 - $2500 per event
In the steamy basement of an otherwise unremarkable house in Baltimore, "Fake Flowers Real Dirt" forges their mix of genres from the funk/dope characteristic (e.g. funk, hip-hop): driving skank reggae moves to frenetic breakbeat/jungle, joined together with a series of quick jazz changes. Simple melodic lines and hooks give way to solos, with space.

FFRD's efforts began when singer Billy D William marshaled the forces of an accomplished group of veterans from the DMV music scene. Their goal is nothing less than sonic nirvana - obtained through the melding of diverse musical traditions into a form greater than the sum of its parts (a form deserving a new name (and wikipedia page)).

Atop the groundwork carefully, yet ruthlessly laid down by drummer Brian "Trickster" Williams and bassist / sound-man extraordinaire Ethan Montgomery, Billy D William sings skyward with gospel soul, singer Viki Nova adds delicious harmonies while increasing the band's class considerably, Dave Enyck invites listeners into his world with cerebral chord voicings and sound, turntablist GERM mashes and scratches (real) vinyl, Gene Chapman and Cullen Waller play searing and soaring horn lines - close your eyes and imagine Cannonball.... while Chris Zebal goes from classic hammond to buzzy west-coast style synth and wah filters. Brian Escavage provides percussion and extra drive to the deep rhythms - the icing on an already dope cake! The group embraces the style nouveau while never forgetting the trivial inequality: 10 seasoned players, still on their way 'round the block.

FFRD transcends superlatives; their awesomeness is matched only by their modesty. From the basement in a house in Baltimore, MD to your ears, "The flyest and the most, as real as non-fiction."
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2015
Nov
6
The Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
Annapolis, MD
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
HOUSE PARTY DISCOUNT
Starting at $1,200
  • HOUSE PARTY discount - 2 sets - 8 to 10 musicians - $1200
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On the One
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Break Em Off
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No Good
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3 Straight Days
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Together Now
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Bullets Thru the Fire
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Puffin Smoke
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That's All
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Hammer Down
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Please note Fake Flowers Real Dirt will also travel to Glen Burnie, Linthicum Heights, Riderwood, Towson, Brooklandville, Elkridge, Hanover, Chase, Ellicott City, Fort Howard, Garrison, Harmans, Lutherville Timonium, Stevenson, Glen Arm, Pasadena, Perry Hall, Randallstown, Severn, Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Columbia, Long Green, White Marsh, Fort George G Meade, Jessup, Millersville, Owings Mills, Woodstock, Annapolis Junction, Phoenix.
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