funk knuf electronic press kit

BIO

"Funk Knuf is “2 % Jazz . . . and 98% Funky Stuff!!” (Maceo Parker) 

FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience, playing fun and solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players! 

Funk Knuf pays tribute to funk music from Brand New Heavies, to Liquid Soul, and Jaco Pastorious to Lettuce. You’ll hear Tower of Power, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Galactic, King Hector, some Greyboy All Stars, and much more! 

The band is managed by Geno Treppeda on drums (from BiG BaNG!).  Lead vocals are provided by Beth Avedis, who's expansive vocal talents are only outshined by her amazing stage presence and magnetic personality. Their monster horn section includes John Battista on tenor sax, Dave McLoughlin on trumpet, and Doug Carmichael on alto, bari sax, and flute. The band’s rhythm section includes Rich Benge on guitar and Bill Capsalis on bass. 

Funk Knuf plays corporate events, festivals, venues, private parties, and more. Pricing is negotiable depending on travel, back-line, sound, and other variables. We are happy to make you happy and are willing to work with different budgets.  

Some festivals Funk Knuf played are:  

Superior Chili Fest & BV Beer Festival - 9/7/2019 
21st Annual Longmont Jazz Festival - 7/20/2019 
Downtown Wellington Summer Concert Series - 8/18/2018 
Copper Mountain's Mac and Cheese Festival - 7/28/2018 
20th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival - 7/20/2018 
Rock N Rails Summer Concert Series, Niwot, CO - 6/14/2018 
Element Bistro's Summer Concert Series, Boulder, CO - 5/5/2018 
Jazz on 2nd Ave Festival, Niwot, CO - 9/15/2017 
Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, Silverthorne, CO - 8/5/2017 
20th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival - 7/29/2017 
KGNU’s Kaberet Show (88.5 FM) - 5/5/2017 

"Funk Knuf plays music that will move your body parts! Guaranteed."

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Press

"In Praise of Funk Knuf  

Being a fan of funk music makes it easy to love Funk Knuf. I’ve watched the group change and grow over the years. Their current iteration is the most powerful yet. Seeing them in a small club in Louisville last spring was a wonderful wakeup from the COVID stupor. The rhythm section of Geno Treppeda (drums) and Bill Capsalis (bass) was both thunderous and intricate. The horn section, Johnny, Doug and Dave, will evoke memories of the original Tower of Power. Rich Benge on guitar is smoking hot. Their new lead singer, Beth Avedis, is a perfect foil to the other members with her powerful and soaring vocals. She gets the crowd moving and dancing. Get out and see all of their Front Range performances. It will make your ears and feet happy." 
-David Perry, Local and World Wide Music Traveler

"I just have to say that this band exceeds all expectations on delivering a great Funk, R&B and blues sound that is 100% thorough bred dance music. Why...because they are all hot musicians . . . There are Few things that I love more in life than a bad ass horn section that owns the grooves and can solo like its pay day! And they have it. i Hype not. Come on down. Cool big bands are an endangered species in our age of digital streaming and we should support them and we’ll be the happier for it. Cheers!"
- Suter Du Bose, President, Caffe Sole  
www.caffesole.com 

"y'all absolutely blew me away! What a thrill to hear such consummate musicians right here at home. I had a huge grin on my face the whole time. You are a great band."
- Clay Kirkland 

"All I'm a say here is that FUNK KNUF is one of the tightest, bestest, most powerful "on it" bands I've heard in a long time ... not enough superlatives to truly describe how good they are from top to bottom, front to back and everything in between 
If you've never listened or seen this band, do so as soon as you get a chance, I promise you will NOT be disappointed ... but be prepared to move n groove, because with THIS band you have no choice but to feel it 
Get your groove on with FUNK KNUF"  
- Wolf Bytes   
wolfmannsmusic.com/

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Previous events

FUNK KNUF driveway show

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Driveway Concert, Geno's Place, Boulder, CO

It's time to ome out of the house and enjoy the sunshine and unmask your face for some FUNKKNUF fun! It's our Memorial Day Driveway show at Geno's Place. Bring a lawn chair and a libation. Featuring Johnny b and the Asymptomatic Horns with the amazing Beth Avedis on Vocals!

FUNK KNUF driveway show

Driveway Concert, Geno's Place, Boulder, CO

FUNK KNUF! “Live From The Drive” One last time for 2020... As well, a very special guest! BETH AVEDIS, Will be joining us on stage!!! Starts at 4:03 p.m. Please follow the rules/precautions of COVID! A beautiful fall day awaits!

Funk Knuf viewing party

While the word “palindrome” may not be a palindrome, FUNK KNUF is! We are reaching out to you, on this fun and palindromic day 02-02-2020, to thank you for supporting live music! Your efforts are greatly appreciated. For your viewing pleasure, we included a few video links. Thank you, again, for all you do. Funk Knuf www.funkknuf.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6jq9mqgOHQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2HM8_c4fvc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63xbUVY9DLI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBeKAmVFoNg

FUNK KNUF on 88.5 FM KGNU's Kaberet!

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KGNU 88.5 FM, 4700 Walnut St, Boulder CO, 80301

Thank you to those who listened to the show last night! We had a great time and received so many calls and texts from friends listening and really enjoying it! The Kaberet show is now posted on their website. You can listen to it by clicking the link below and scrolling down the page a bit to the January 28th Kaberet Show with host Dan Willging.

Thanks for hosting, Dano!! Always a pleasure. Special thank you also goes to George Figgs for producing the show. It sounds great!

To hear one of the more interesting songs we do . . . advance to 8:30 for "Dysfunction" . . . Enjoy! http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/shows.detail/showID/23/showName/Kabaret#volume

Discography

Live at KGNU 88.5 FM

FUNK KNUF

The songs on this CD were recorded live at KGNU on 1/28/2020. KGNU—88.5 FM—KGNU.org

FUNK KNUF would like to say a special thank you to Dan Willging, who invited us to the KGNU studio, and made us feel so welcome. We would also like to thank George Figgs who did such a wonderful job producing the show and mixing the sound. KGNU staff are the best

The songs on this CD were recorded live at KGNU on 1/28/2020. KGNU—88.5 FM—KGNU.org

FUNK KNUF would like to say a special thank you to Dan Willging, who invited us to the KGNU studio, and made us feel so welcome. We would also like to thank George Figgs who did such a wonderful job producing the show and mixing the sound. KGNU staff are the best people around. Please, donate to KGNU.org. They do good things. FUNK KNUF members; Geno Treppeda (Drums/Manager), Jill Watkins (Vocals), Billy Capsalis (Bass), John Battista (Saxophones), Dave McLoughlin (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, alt percussion), Doug Carmichael (Saxaphones), Joe Conway (Keyboards), Rich Benge(Guitar) For booking, contact: funkknufband@gmail.com (720) 979-1702 www.funkknuf.com

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