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Katdelic / Press

“Opening the night was Katdelic, the project of Ronkat Spearman (one of the many P-Funk alumni). They laid down thick slices of good dirty funk driven by two bass players that instantly warmed up the crowd. Honestly the bookend bass players threw me at first, but it added so much bottom end to the sound I couldn’t help but be converted. This band was terrific. And Ronkat, who looks like Kool Keith’s version of Black Elvis, was tearing it up on guitar and vocals with true P-Funk grace. If you want to go out to have a good time and shake a tail feather, you can’t lose with this band….they play oceans of deep funk. Check out their next show at the Boom Boom Room on New Years’ Day.”

“RonKat Spearman is “authorized to play the funk.” The Parliament Funkadelic Allstar is bringing his band, Katdelic, one of San Francisco’s hottest groups, to Moe’s Alley for an all-night dance party on Friday, July 24. The leftie who could strum the guitar like a right-handed player, RonKat showed an aptitude for music at an early age and left his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., for Los Angeles to realize his dream of making it in the music industry. The ultra talented, composer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist got his start writing hits for dozens of artists including, Jade, Toni Braxton and El Debarge, earning him Grammy nominations and a BMI Songwriter of the Year nod for the song, “Don’t Walk Away.” and vocalist.”

“We spoke with musician Ronkat Spearman about his future funk project Katdelic. Ronkat was a member of George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars for 10 years and continues to carry the musical torch which burns bright. He leads a fusion of musicians on a quest to take you higher with their funktastic sounds. Interview Meikee Magnetic Tell us about your Funk beginnings, where did you grow up? My funk beginnings began at birth in Michigan jazz in the room next door to my baby crib rock n roll soul on the radio all day, funk and blues at my aunt Bertha”s house my head was swimming in music. My dad took me out to the clubs to play percussion with Jazz bands when I was six or seven years old, at first they would say take that kid home, he would tell them to just let me play one song. I’d do that and then when I’d get up to leave they would say, no don’t leave, stay where you are.”

“Best damn Funkadelic music I’ve heard in ten years. Yes, I’m putting it that straight and clear, kids. As a lifelong funkonaut – my first P-Funk show was Funk On The Green in 1979 in Oakland (age 12) - who lost faith in the George Clinton lead outfit about a decade ago, Katdelic was like making out with an old flame I’d really, really, really missed. Every feature was just right – the clothes and hair, the tough musicianship, the alluring mix of wildness and expert control, the pheromones pouring off the stage and right back from the getting down crowd. It was almost enough to make a man slip on a diaper in tribute to the late Garry Shider and remind everyone around that you got a thing, I got a thing, everybody got a thing. And this ain’t no ghost dance! Sure, they nail the classic P-Funk cuts with aplomb but the original tunes hold their own against one of the great American songbooks. This is precisely where most funk falls apart for me – the tunes – and RonKat has t”

“RONKAT SPEARMAN If there was ever a cooler name than RonKat, I've never heard it. The panther head that rises up on Brian Fantana's cologne is probably RonKat. If Mitt Romney had changed his name to Mitt RonKat he would have won the election. But the only confirmed sighting thus far is RonKat Spearman, and since he made his name as a P Funk Allstar (starting in 2001), it all makes sense. RonKat started his own funk ban, Katdelic, to showcase his unique vocal and guitar style. His music is as influenced by Prince as by his mentor George Clinton, with a dub of old school soul and punk chic. - Steve Palopoli - Santa Cruz Weekly (11/30/12) ”

“The Funklectic returns to thrust the sensibilities of millennial Neo-Pop into powerful unbounded territory. This saucy disk is a platter of the best blend of funk & rock I‘ve heard thus far. Katdelic brings a Pop sensibility to gut-bucket nasty grooves. It’s underground guerilla funk at it’s finest yet at it’s core could easily go right to the top of the Billboard chart. ”

“Darryl Van Johnson Just got D.O.T.M.S. in the mail. Here are my first impressions: ive been waiting for the title track ever since the Long Beach Funk Fest & its P-Funk at its best. Wailing guitars, poping horns, & funky lyrics have me swinging down. I love the smooth melody of Drive Away & its funk & roll with echos of Prince, Lenny Kravitz & Michael Jackson. Peace to you emotionally touches me c uz this is the first new song ive heard since Belita Woods passed & she sounds so good here. But my jam is We're Here. Love the bassline & the horns. It has that Parliament sound. im gonna enjoy this album for a long time. Oh Hi, Love Thyself & She's Fire has that Funkadelic sound I love so much. This album gets my Maggot Brain Award.”

Darryl Van Johnson - Darryl Van Johnson blog

“at the Boom Boom Room on Fillmore Street, where the first Miss Sugar Booty Pageant was under way. The nightclub's usual blues vibe gave way to funk as contestants "from Pacific Heights to the BBQs of Oakland" shook their moneymakers for a coed crowd of catcallers and a panel of celebrity judges, including the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra. Local dance company Cirque Noir performed atop the actual bar, while bartenders served up sugar booty cocktails. The seats were covered with star-shaped glitter so that everyone went home with a sparkling backside.”

“RonKat's Press Clips are on his EPK at sonicbids.com/ronkatspearman”