Grundlefunk, Elephant Wrecking Ball and Jive Farmer
Grundlefunk , Elephant Wrecking Ball and Jive Farmer playing their Jeff Beck set
Special guest DJ Yellow Crocs spinning in between sets!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
An adventurous group with musical influences as vast as the cosmos, these young musicians bring to the stage the energy and excitement the Vermont music scene has become known for. Featuring members of Serotheft, Potbelly, The Move It Move It, and Dr. Ruckus, Grundlefunk offers up an original blend of catchy tunes painted with funk and jazz hues that could best be described as a cross between Herbie Hancock and Tower of Power. Originally a loosely assembled quartet, Grundlefunk has grown into an 8-piece resonant accoutrement complete with dense horn harmonies, funky bass lines, screaming guitar solos and sensuous vocals. And boy, are they handsome.
Elephant Wrecking Ball
Famine! Asteroids! Disease! None of these are really responsible for any massive demolition such as the extinction of the dinosaurs. No, only the most ancient and destructive of forces is capable of such a leveling, and that force is Elephant Wrecking Ball.
Scientific experiments gone wrong and chemical reactions run amok, the chaos has come to order in this fine trio of bass, drums, and trombone. Since 2009 A.D., Elephant Wrecking Ball has been spreading hard hats of the mind to people and venues across the North Eastern U.S. Founded in Boston, and relocated to Brooklyn a few years later, the trio has gained a cult following in the underground demolition scene. Each member is quite accomplished at their instruments and in composition. Jazz, Dub, and Funk elements make up the EWB toolbelt. The elephant, Scott Flynn on Trombone, sits at the controls of the dub elements. The Drums, Neal Evans, and Bass, Dan Africano, have a solid foundation of rhythm and mass, called the wrecking ball. The sound matches the name of the band, and if all that is too complicated, we just call it “SCIENCE!” So prepare your ears, eyes, and minds, for the chaos and order ballet known as Elephant Wrecking Ball.
At an impromptu jam session on a seemingly normal Thursday night at The Hub involving three musicians who’ve never played all together,magic happened. The music flowed like magma over the unsuspecting audience and they could not believe nor quite understand the spectacle that was before them…All they knew was that they wanted more…After the dust had settled it was decided that this should be a regular occurrence…After a brief time period being known as Fidget, Jive Farmer was born and continues to grow….
Genre – Funk/ Rock/ Jazz/ Experimental
Fabian Rainville – Guitar/vocals
Micah Carbonneau – Drums/Percussion/vocals
Chris Doncaster – Bass