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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gettin funky with it

Les and the Funk Mob http://funkmobaustin.com/Bio.html ) one of the biggest and most fun surprises so far this year. Having a pretty regular residency at the Speakeasyhttp://www.speakeasyaustin.com/ ), and sometimes one or two other joints, these guys are pretty easy to find.

The Speakeasy happens to be one of those places that is multi faceted with 3 different venues to enjoy. The inside lounge has very luxurious vibe with multi levels of seating, a mezzanine/balcony, smooth dance floor with plenty of room to break it down or get dirty. and the stage...wow! plenty of room for a large band, even the size of the Funk Mob!

Now as for this tasty piece of entertainment,DAMN! This is absolutely a band to go see if it is girls night out! To go see if you have a date with you significant other and you REALLY want to dance, or if you simply love the danceable radio hits of the 70's through today. The mix of all of the different vocalists, female and male, give the group huge diversity in being able to reproduce most hit and dance tunes.

Props to the drummer Les Fisher. It makes me smile to say this... you know you are a bad mother fucker as a drummer/vocalist if you put your kit right up front for all the world to see. None of this drummer-tucked-away-in-the-back-of-a-stage bullshit here. Hell no! Les has got dem big balls to put his shit right up front and let you know he kicks ass on the drums and vocals!

Seeing my friend Ter'rell Shahid, with what he refers to as his 'day job', was just fantastic. Ter'rell can also deliver some mean saxaphone as well. From the lead guitar to the keyboards and the soulful female vocals by Rayshay Kisslinger, this group delivers all the entertainment and fun you need for any one evening.

So when they are collectively not on tour or recording with any of the multitude of projects that they ALL have their hands and voices in, enjoy this piece of Austin funkiness with all your heart and the soles of your shoes.

Laters