Kung Fu with CBDB: Winter Freestyle 2016
Kung Fu and CBDB, a new era of funk and jam bands presented by WEB
Memphis, TN – February 29, 2016 – Imagine 70’s funk-fusion meeting a modern dance party! Wednesday, March 23rd Kung Fu with support of CBDB, bring the “Winter Freestyle 2016” to Memphis’ 1884 Lounge at the Minglewood Hall.
Since delivering a memorable performance opening for Lotus at the 1884 Lounge in 2015. Kung Fu has quickly built a following with their non-stop touring of the theatre, club and national festival scene. The powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, “jaw dropping”, and “musically mesmerizing”. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple.
With a combination of classic funk and EDM, Kung Fu’s created an innovative sound, keeping audiences and fans constantly moving from beginning to end. Pair that with CBDB, who will be coming their debut performance at the Aura Music Festival at the start of March, this is sure to be an unforgettable night. Doors open at 8pm with CBDB taking the stage at 9pm followed by Kung Fu at 10:30pm. Tickets are available now at www.MinglewoodHall.com.
About Kung Fu
Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling “nu-sion” project is currently growing a unique and rabid following within the past 18 months.
CBDB is a progressive rock/jam band from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, whose stock is rising fast. Fresh off the release of their third album, entitled “The FAME EP”, they are seeing a pattern of snowballing momentum with large, energetic crowds hungry for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed “Joyfunk.” CBDB blends soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation with smart, tasteful songwriting resulting in a sound that can be enjoyed by the casual listener and audiophile alike. On stage, they parade tight; ambitious compositions that seamlessly give way to loose, adventurous improvisation and have quickly become a must-see act.
About Whitney Entertainment Brokers
Whitney Entertainment Brokers (WEB) is an entertainment company that produces innovative events throughout the Mid-South. With music at its core, WEB seeks to relish Memphis as the home of the indelible Blues sound that laid the groundwork for Rock, R&B, Soul and various other popular music genres. WEB’s mission is to not only support and celebrate the unique cultural impact of Mid-South, but to also enthusiastically unify and showcase all of the positive aspects the region has to offer.
About Minglewood Hall
A once Tastee Bread Factory and Strings and Things Music Store had its grand reopening in 2009 as Minglewood Hall by owner Trey DeHart, has quickly become one of Memphis’ most sought after venues. Residing in the Home of the Blues as well as the Birthplace of Rock n Roll and Soul, it seems only fitting that this venues taken its name from Noah Lewis’s Jug Band song entitled New Minglewood Blues stating “if you’re ever in Memphis you better stop by Minglewood.”