Nolafunk Presents Give Thanks to the Funk
LDF with Waiting On Mongo, Zestrove and Jordan Ramirez & the Tribe
New York based Funk outfit LDF has recently been making a name for themselves throughout the East coast. Also known as Ladies Drink Free, the group has adopted “LDF” to fit their new streamlined sound and brand. Their eclectic songwriting and eccentric stage banter energizes their consistent, unforgettable live performances that keep people dancing.
A musical gumbo -- a blend of gritty funk, R&B/soul, pop rock, and modern jazz that creates a bold sound laced with subtle nuances. With some members playing since their middle school days, the group has been driven to strike mainstream appeal while exploring new ideas through genre-pushing compositions and improvisation.
Their reputation as must-see musicians, along with the release of their debut album has propelled LDF into a string of notable performances including Webster Hall, the Great South Bay Music Festival, the Knitting Factory, and the Montauk Music Festival, sharing the bill with jam favorites like Turkuaz, Consider the Source, and The Main Squeeze.
Armed with a passion for their craft, a clear vision for their future, and a disciplined approach to self-management and promotion, LDF continues to gain notoriety as a massive musical force that can deliver in any situation.
Waiting On Mongo is a seven-piece funk/jam band from Asbury Park, NJ. This award-winning band features rowdy horns, a super tight rhythm section, and a master of the keyboards whom the band is named after. Presenting original music along with covers of all kinds, get ready for the Mongo Party!
A trove of zest could be described as a valuable collection of strong, pleasant, and somewhat spicy flavor. Zestrove is a five piece band from Long Island, New York. Stylistically, the band blends elements of funk, soul, jazz and rock to create a unique listening experience for their audiences at live shows and in the studio. The band features Alex Kamm (Keys, Organ, Vocals), Andrew Pomerantz (Bass), Logan Whaley (Guitar, Vocals), Michael Fera (Drums, Percussion), and Nicholas Fera (Guitar, Percussion, Vocals).
JR & The Tribe is a funk and soul band out of Northeastern PA; this groove-heavy five-piece blends the catchy hooks of classic soul music with improv jams and jazzy chords.
Soulful vibes peppered with nasty blues licks and a melancholic,
singing sax; uppity basslines and thumping dance beats crescendo
into washy and resonant choruses, and back again.