Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy.
In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer.
Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
Each individual member of Audiodacity has been involved with music for the majority of their lives; however, they were all close friends long before forming a band was ever even an idea—some members have even known each other as early as elementary school. It is this camaraderie, this sense of brotherhood, that allows them pull 6 completely different musical backgrounds and influences into one cohesive, powerful sound. From their humble beginnings as a cover band in the fall of 2010, Audiodacity performed across Indianapolis and various cities for a full year before writing their own original music.
In January 2012, Audiodacity transformed from a quintet into a sextet when long-time friend, Will Skirvin joined their ranks—they finally had the complete sound they were looking for, and they never looked back. Since coming into the music scene, Audiodacity has been given a lot of love from the city of Indianapolis. Named “Indy’s Next Big Thing 2012” by local radio stations Q95 and X103, they have earned the opportunity to open for nationally touring acts and perform in Indy’s largest venues. In 2013 they began playing out of state shows, bringing the party to Illinois, Michigan, and Arkansas where they were met with many positive reviews. They ended the year by winning Indiana’s largest battle of the bands competition, The Battle for Birdys. Audiodacity has ended their “winter hibernation” and are currently in production of their debut album. Audiodacity’s ongoing mission is to use music as an outlet to share their love of life and to spread their message that “Anything is possible!”
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