We are the most interactive, entertaining, party funk band that you will have laid eyes upon. We play a mix of originals and throw-back classic funk, hip-hop, dance, disco and groove cover songs. When you experience The M.F.B. live and in person, you are in for an engaging, one-of-a-kind show stopping experience unlike anything you've ever witnessed with your own eyes.
Price Range: $1000 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
- A high-energy throwback funk, rock, and pop show production
- Costume changes between sets
- Engagement and participation with the audience, including games
- Funktastic and danceable music performed, with a variety of original and cover songs
- A once-in-a-lifetime thrilling, over-the-top funk show experience
Over the last seven years, THE M.F.B. have laid waste to the music landscape with grooves so contagious and an over-the-top stage show that has left audiences mesmerized and funkified. Equal parts funk musicianship and excessive funk party madness, lead vocalist Parry Casto, bassist Stephen Harper, drummer Brad Kinder, trumpeter Christian Tanzey, keyboardist/guitarist Randy Gilkey, saxophonist Chris Clark, and guitarist Michael Smith unleash a unique brand of raucous party funk to any neighborhood they frequent. .
As THE M.F.B.’s leader of perpetual motion Casto, aka “Funkle Sam”, combines the theatrics of Freddie Mercury, the eccentricity of Frank Zappa, and dancing prowess of James Brown. What separates this band from others is the frenetic explosion of unending energy that exudes from a live performance from THE M.F.B.. A hedonistic crescendo of raw energy and musicianship of THE M.F.B.’s shows spill from stage to dance floor to cultivate impromptu limbo and dance competitions and an intense funky insanity that marks the band as insatiable for good times. THE M.F.B.’s shows are expectation-defying experiences ushered in by a whirlwind of funk, deft thrusting, and subtle innuendo, that broadens smiles and brings the crowds to anxiously await the opportunity to dance right back for the next show.
Additional Booking Notes
We prefer to be playing at a venue who already has an ample sound system with 20+ input PA/mixer with dedicated sound man to adjust accordingly to the live show.
We prefer to have lights already at venue and operation of those to be responsible by sound/lighting guy. We prefer to have a thorough sound check at least 1 hour before the scheduled performance. We prefer to have an amply sized green room available to change costumes and for leisure before and after the performance. We prefer to have complimentary drink/food at the venue if those services are available.
Past Booked Events
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The 35th Star - Fayetteville, WV|
|December 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The V Club - Huntington, WV|
WMFV - The M.F.B.
Shake a Leg - Sea Level.
Thigh Gap Mishap - The M.F.B.
Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang
Regulate - Warren G. & Nate Dogg
Jungle Love - Morris Day & The Time
Star 69 - The M.F.B.
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind, and Fire
Funkin' Up The Neighborhood - The M.F.B.
Pants Off / Dance Off - The M.F.B. (Dance competition with female patrons)
Just A Friend - Biz Markie
Bad Touch - The Bloodhound Gang
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
1999 - Prince
Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang
Flashlight - Parliament-Funkadelic
Word Up - Cameo
Super Freak - Rick James
Jump - Van Halen
Panama - Van Halen
Spanish Moon - Little Feat
Big Booty Judy - The M.F.B.
|Parry "Funkle Sam" Casto||Frontman / lead singer|
|Stephen "PH Steve" Harper||Bass / background vocals|
|Randy "Silky" Gilkey||Keys / Lead guitar / background vocals|
|Brad "Capt. Thundaz" Kinder||Drums / background vocals|
|Christian "Tanzianian Devil / Mr. Cuddles" Tanzey||Trumpet / background vocals|
|Michael "Michael" Smith||Rhythm / lead guitar|
|Chris Clark||Sax / background vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
Kool & The Gang
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Here Come The Mummies
David Mayfield Parade
Prefer lighting to be already established at venue and ran by a professional
Prefer that there is ample room for a 6 to 7 piece band to set up comfortably.
Prefer that each band member is given their own vocal mic
Prefer that each musician is close in proximity to a floor monitor
Prefer that mic stands and all stage equipment besides 1/2" or XLR instrument/vocal cables be provided including multiple (3) DI boxes
Prefer a 24 input mixer with dedicated sound engineer
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