Original article published by Melina Paris courtesy of Random Lengths News
The Warner Grand Theater will be hosting the band Funkalicious, a band billing itself as the new generation of funk. The band was founded around 2005 by Fred & “Freddy Sweet” Iiams, who had a vision for how a funk band in the 21st century should sound. Freddy Sweet got together with a bunch of his friends and started gigging around.
Eventually Funkalicious started to open for major recording artists such as Lakeside, Club
Nuevo, Slave, Klymaxx, Eric Benét, Tank, Howard Hewett, Rose Royce, The Delfonics, Troop, The Mary Jane Girls, Jon B. and many many others.
Funkalicious is a crowd pleaser whose costumes and roll bounce skating references funkadelic 70s. Funkalicious draws from the musical influences: Parliament Funkadelic, Earth, Wind & Fire, The BarKays, The Commodores, Cameo, Rick James, Zapp, Teena Marie, James Brown, George Duke, Rose Royce, Heat Wave, War, and many other legendary funk bands.
This eclectic band continues to mesmerize audiences wherever it performs with their colorful alter-egos and showmanship.
With 30,000 CDs sold and an enthusiastic fan base of more than 20,000 it’s easy to see how Funkalicious fans have filled popular venues such as Morongo Casino Club Vibe, Club Nokia, Hollywood Live, Hollywood Park Casino, Universal City Walk Summer Concert, KJLH Taste of Soul Concert, Sacramento CalExpo State Fair, Santa Barbara’s Earl Warner Fair, among many others.
Bringing a righteous balance of nostalgia and new world funk, Funkalicious hits the stage
unleashing high energy, funky and soulful sounds exhilarating crowds onto their feet. A
Funkalicious performance is an unforgettable journey into the legendary past while it ushers fan’s into the future of funk.
With host Jammin Jay Lamont and special guest Klymaxx featuring Cheryl Cooley, this show promises to bring nothing but the heat and pure funk from start to finish.
Funkalicious – Keep It Hot Concert
Time: 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Cost: $25 to $40
Details: 800-595-4849; https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/garrettmanagementgroup/6726/event/1233422
Venue: The Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W, 6th St., San Pedro