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Burning James and the Funky Flames

Burning James and the Funky Flames

Funk / Soul / Blues San Luis Obispo, CA  US


  • Sat

    Feb 6

    San Luis Obispo, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Funk and Dance masters, Burning James and the Funky Flames team up again with Bon Temps Creole Cafe to bring a one-of-a-kind event to the Central Coast; the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade ParTay!! You will have to get up to get down! NO HOST BAR and Ala Carte CREOLE FOOD AVAILABLE. New Orleans styled brass band, THE RAG BONES SAINTS BRASS BAND will start the partay!! Doors open at 6 PM. Proceeds to benefit KCBX Public radio.

  • Sat

    Jan 16

    Avila Beach, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Burning James and the Funky Flames feat. the Funky Horns at the beach bar in Avila Beach. New songs in preparation for the big BIG Mardi Gras Show (Feb 6)

  • 2015

    Nov 14

    Paso Robles, CA, US | 8:00pm

    This is A CD Release Party for Burning James and the Funky Flames. D'Anbinio's is the premiere live music venue in the county. Call for Reservations. Our last show there sold out. (805) 227-6800

  • 2015

    Nov 7

    Nipomo, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Burning James and the Funky Flames at the Rancho Nipomo Deli. One of the finest venues in the Santa Maria area.

  • 2015

    Oct 30

    Morro Bay, CA, US | 9:00pm

    This the SIREN; or the venue formerly known as the Fuel Dock in Morro Bay. 9 PM!!! Make it funky!!


Add Comment
  • Coko Buttafli (Artist)
    Coko Buttafli
    Finally a REAL funk band!!! Yes!! Love it! You get it!!!
  • Kevin M. Thomas (Artist)
    Kevin M. Thomas
  • Funky Bone (Artist)
    Funky Bone
    There is a funkamungus and its putting forth a fabulous stank! You guys sound GREAT!
  • David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion) (Artist)
    David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion)
    COLD SWEAT, like the rest of your tracks, cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. Like a sharp needle-of sweet truth and beauty it grabs, holds and sinks its hooks deep into my heart, impossible to ignore. This is music with teeth, heart, soul and big brass balls.
  • Marcus (Lyric Songwriter) (Artist)
    Marcus (Lyric Songwriter)
    Love your music!


  • The Funky Flames at Castoro Cellars; photo  Pia Kelly
  • Flames at Poalillo Vineyards; photo Michelle Hansen


Sounds Like: James Brown, The Meters, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Stevie Wonder, Stax Records

Manager: Burning James

Bio: Burning James and the Funky Flames are the premiere funk n soul powered dance machine on the West Coast. Our music list favors old school funk, soul, and blues grooves and are seasoned with secret N'awlins spices. We are musical veterans of many bands, many genres and many years but we all j...See Full Bio

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Burning James

Vocals, guitar, funk n soul


Ken Burton


Rick Pittman


Billy Baxmeyer


Bob Bennett


Brad Hackleman


James Scoolis

Vocals, Guitar




“Burning James and the Funky Flames will be throwing down the NOLA sounds when they join their funky food partners at Bon Temps Creole cafe to host the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade ball...this fantastic super fun event is a fundraiser for KCBX radio and features creole vittles, a no-host bar, colorful reversers and a funky good time,,,,and of course the Funky Flames will be setting the historic building 'on fiyo' all night! It;s going to be a par-tay ya'll!!”

— Glen Starkey, The SLO New Times

Recent Blogs

Lets Get It On
Apr 2, 2011

Burning James and the Flames are ready for our next Funk N Soul Party!


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  • Total Fans 1,388
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