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WesFest 8 - A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. Featuring the LIVE DEBUT of Brendon Small's GALAKTIKON and many other artists.
Hey soulful ones - come out for a fall harvest full of funk at Typhoon this coming Tuesday night with WONK! Joel Alpers (drums), Dan Boissy (sax), Derek Frank (bass), Anthony King (guitar), & Justin Reinhardt (keys) will help you work off your post-Halloween hangover in groovy style. We'll ring in the 11th month with two sets of our vintage-flavored soul jazz, starting at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. No cover, no minimum, just great food & views, full bar, and tasty notes in all the right places. Hope to see you there!
Some more Bass-Fronted Instrumental Old School Funk! $15 cover, but e-mail me if you want to be put on the $10 list.
Leading my own band, playing some bass-fronted instrumental old-school funk.
Sounds Like: Soulive, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Lettuce
Bio: Bass player Derek Frank’s affinity for all that is low and funky has recently manifested itself in the release of his long-awaited debut album, “Let the Games Begin…”. This mostly instrumental, bass-heavy funk record projects a sound and vibe that is old and familiar, yet somehow new and unique a...See Full Bio
“Right from the bass-and-drums-only downbeat of disc opener “Breakout,” it’s an unapologetic, bass-drenched homage to everything cool about rhythm sections from the ’70s, and Frank’s ’63 P-Bass (strung with flats, of course) is the star of the show, in front of the mix and carving fiercely. This is mostly a smorgasbord of vintage keys, unison horn lines, and filter-soaked funky bass that’s designed to make the booty move while the disco ball spins. Somewhere, the Brand New Heavies and Jamiroquai are nodding their heads in approval.”