TBShows.com presents On the Scene
Five Alarm Funk
Band: Five Alarm Funk
Genre: Gypsy Rock / Latin / Ska & Punk
Recommended If You Like: Fusik, Transatlantics, Gogol Bordello
Next Show: April 3 at Crocks
A horn-powered, percussion-fueled sonic and visual assault: this is what to expect when Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk hit the stage. This eight-piece powerhouse has been at it for over ten years, releasing five acclaimed albums and touring on countless stages on six national tours.
Although built on a funk vibe, FAF bring much more to the table, perfectly mixing elements of Gypsy rock, Latin music, ska, punk, and even a little progressive metal. They span genres and break moulds to bring the audience a party for the soul that can quickly transform any spectator into a wild animal.
But don’t take our word for it. The band has won several awards and nominations for their music, including Instrumental Album of the Year 2011 (Western Canadian Music Awards), Instrumental Recording of the Year 2013 (WCMAs), Instrumental Album of the Year 2013 (Juno Awards), and Instrumental Recording of the Year 2015 (WCMAs). Their video for the single “Robot” was nominated for a Leo Award for Music Video of the Year 2016.
Featuring Gabe Boothroyd (guitar), Oliver Gibson (guitar), Jay Smith (bass), Tayo Branston (drums/vocals), Tom Towers (congas), Carl Julig (timbales), Eli Bennett (sax), and Kent Wallace (trumpet), FAF aren’t about to slow down anytime soon. On the contrary, they’re set to release their sixth studio album, Sweat, on March 3 followed by a 20+ date Canadian tour. Expect nothing less than monster horns, crushing percussion, shredding psych-rock guitars, heavy grooves, and hot, sweaty dance floors.