New Orleans has a new supergroup and its name tells you upfront what it's all about - Funk Monkey. Their untamed grooves showcase second-line funk, soul, & boogaloo that'll move your feet and feed your soul.
In 2013, Bonerama's Greg Hicks and Bert Cotton brought together a few friends willing to commit to building something special, something different than the other popular groups they’ve played with. Greg's powerful trombone and Bert's tasty guitar are complimented by some of the Big Easy's finest - Jason Mingledorff (Papa Grows Funk) on sax, Rik Fletcher (Smilin' Myron) on keyboards, David Pomerleau (Johnny Sketch) on bass, and Eddie Christmas (John Cleary) on drums.
What's remarkable is how quickly these guys have moved from sounding like a super-jam mashup to being a tight-knit unit with a sound all their own. Performances at Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, Wednesdays @ the Square, Tipitina's, and weekly residencies at the Blue Nile and the Maple Leaf have definitely helped the process, but their close camaraderie off the stage is also an essential part of their success.
Their brand new self-titled EP features deep-groove originals that have the unmistakable mark of a band that lives for the funk. Look for it and for Funk Monkey to be bringing it’s distinct flavor of New Orleans funk to the rest of the world.
There are no scheduled shows.