"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 the best 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.

"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 

"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  

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LOUISVILLE UNDERGROUND, The Corner 640 Main Street Louisville, CO 303-997-9548, Louisville CO 80027

The Louisville Underground is a gem in the heart of Historic Downtown Louisville! A Classic Speakeasy Style Venue! Great sound fantastic staff. We love playing here. It's always an intimate sellout! NOTE: TICKETS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED AT THIS TIME. IT IS A CONFIRMED SHOW! WE WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE... Until then, please support your local clubs and musicians! We're All Back!

FUNK KNUF/Plays the New Nissi's

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NISSI'S, Address: 1455 Coal Creek Dr Unit T, Lafayette, CO 80026, Lafayette, CO 80026

FUNK KNUF is happy to be back at NISSI'S! The new location is just wonderful. Meets all the expectations and then some. Marc and the Nissi's team has put another first-class entertainment venue in place. Great food, staff, and environment! PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FREE SHOW! C'mon out and join us!

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

FUNK KNUF plays Superior Chili Fest & BV Beer Festival!

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Coalton Community Park, 1350 Coalton Rd, Superior, CO 80027

New this year, Superior will be hosting a community Chili Competition! Please check back in June for more information on how to join the 2019 Chili Competition. Vendor Booths To register for a vendor booth, please click this registration link or contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce: https://bit.ly/2WKjEX2

Eats and Entertainment

Come join in the celebration that is sure to be hot, hot, hot! Back for the 19th year, Chili Fest will feature great music, great chili samples, local vendors and new this year, a Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital.

Please note that chili samples are generously provided by the cooks and are distributed first come-first served. Get there early as the samples always go fast. Chili tasting cups will be available for purchase - BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR for $5 you may purchase a reusable chili tasting cup with attached spoon – eat all the chili you want and take home the commemorative cup! The event will also feature a "People's Choice" competition between seven of the best local restaurants!

Boulder Valley Beer Fest Back again this year - the Boulder Valley Rotary Club will be hosting the 6th annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest in conjunction with Chili Fest! The Beer Fest will feature over 20 local breweries offering a wide variety of outstanding beers. General Admission to the beer fest includes an attractive souvenir mug and unlimited beer sampling. For more information or to buy tickets to the Beer Fest, please www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com

Volunteers Wanted We need lots of hands to make this huge event run successfully. If you are interested in volunteering (serving beer - must be 21, helping at Eco-Cycle Stations, set-up, tear-down) or being one of our amazing Chili Fest judges, please register at www.volunteersuperior.com.

Parking Parking will be limited. We encourage attendees to walk or ride their bikes and securely park them in the "Bike Corral". Vehicle parking will be also be available at the corner of McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road. A free shuttle will be running every 15 minutes from the parking area to Community Park.

Quick Facts! Event runs from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Community Park Chili Fest admission is FREE Chili Samples – purchase a reusable cup for unlimited chili tasting for 5$ Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital Don’t forget to bring some extra $$ - there will be great vendors with awesome products Single cup beer and sangria will be available for $5 Boulder Valley Beer Fest will be from 2:00-6:00 pm at Community Park on the baseball field, with an amazing Kids Zone FREE – Zip Line, Quad Trampoline and bouncy castles Over 20 craft beer vendor

21stAnnual Longmont Jazz Festival July 20, 2019 !!!!

Funk Knuf Plays at 7:30 pm

This year the Longmont Jazz Festival will be held on July 20th 2019 on 5th Avenue in the heart of thriving downtown Longmont. The acts will be listed soon, but make sure to put our FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY Festival on your calendar. Bring the whole family downtown and celebrate Jazz while enjoying the Longmont Downtown Creative District.

FUNK KNUF Opens for Sugaray Raymond

Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Funk Knuf is very excited to open for Sugaray Rayford in the newly-remodeled Buffalo Rose in Golden!

We are selling discounted tickets for only $18! Save $8 plus fees by buying them through our website here: https://www.funkknuf.com/funk-knuf-w-sugaray-rayford-3-21-19-the-rose

Or, if you buy them through The Buffalo Rose, $20 in advance (with $4.10 in fees), $22.00 day of online (with fees), $24.00 at door.

Showtimes: 6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:30 pm - Funk Knuf 8:50 pm - Sugarray Rayford

Sugaray Rayford is nominated for, count ’em, four awards for the 39th annual Blues Music Awards in 2018. The four nominations are:

Soul Blues Album – The World That We Live In Soul Blues Male Artist Instrumentalist – Vocals B.B. King Entertainer of the Year “The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards represent a prestigious collection of acclaimed performers and rising stars that reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s blues music scene.” — The Blues Foundation

The Band Sugaray has fronted his own band since 2010, called the Sugaray Rayford Band. This band is currently made up of world-class musicians who tour extensively internationally: Drake “Munkihaid” Shining on keyboards, Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, and Allan Walker on sax. Ralph Carter is Suga’s writing partner, joining the band on bass for live gigs on occasion.

This is one show NOT to miss at The Buffalo Rose this year. Sugaray Rayford rarely makes it out this way…so don’t miss it! He has a 9 piece band who will blow your mind! Join us for a night of sure to be unforgettable music!