Fete Music Hall & Manifest Entertainment Present
with Juice, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Sun Of Sound & The Funk Underground
Friday, October 26th
Doors: 7:30 PM
Tickets: ADV $12 • DOS $14
There’s strength in numbers.
With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and Miles Clyatt [drums]— formed as students at Boston College in 2013.
“There are so many colors when we play,” explains Michael. “The chemistry is there in the studio and on stage. When we play to a crowd, it’s all organic. The reactions... the faces... the experience, what you see is what you’re getting, people know that, they can tell. We’ve learned to listen to each other and to what the music has to say. At the same time, we channel our youth, there’s no bottling that up. We’re always searching for something tangible our listeners can thoroughly feel at the core of the music. We’re trying to create an atmosphere much bigger than the seven of us on stage.”
It was evident from the band’s beginnings that this collective potency could contribute to something far greater, and something truly different. After meeting as freshman at Boston College, Juice became unified upon winning their school’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2014. Soon after, things got serious.
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.
Sun Of Sound
Sun of Sound is a 5-piece hip hop band based in Providence, RI/Boston, MA. With their eclectic blend of hip hop and rock, they have been building a following throughout Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts since 2010. In 2012, they were accepted into the semi-finals of the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt in Providence, RI and received significant radio airplay, becoming the #1 most requested song on-air for multiple weeks and remaining in the top 12 for several more. In 2013 they were nominated for best hip-hop act in Rhode Island by Motif Magazine and opened for national acts such as Talib Kweli, Hollywood Undead, Schematic, and Nappy Roots. In June of 2013 they will be releasing their debut EP “Post Hip Hop” which was recorded with Scott Riebling (Letters to Cleo, Fallout Boy, Cobra Starship, Metro Station, etc.) and mixed by Joe Mabbot (Atmosphere, Minus the Bear, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, etc.).
The Funk Underground
The Funk Underground is a Hip Hop collective of lyricists and musicians based in Providence, Rhode Island.