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Fresh Funk Showcase

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1506 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC
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Event Details: Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Songbyrd Music House
2475 18th St NW, Washington, DC
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About This Event

Get dowwwn, get dowwwwwn!  Now that you've all formed your bands, get that material down and get pumped to funk this Songbyrd mutha up on 6/23!  Seize that 15 minutes and don't forget to have fun!

Of course original music is highly encouraged!  But if you're still filling out your setlist and looking for some funknasty covers, here's some ideas:

  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Overtime - Knower
  • Give Up The Funk - Parliament
  • Brick House - Commodores
  • 1612 - Vulfpeck
  • Nakamarra - Kiatus Kaiyote
  • (I Got You) I Feel Good - James Brown
  • Celebration - Kool & The Gang
  • V Neck Sweater - The Greyboy Allstars
  • Get Greasy - Lettuce
  • Danky Janky - Pimps of Joytime


Graham Robertson, Showcase Organizer



Start a one-time band among the ~45 participants at 7DrumCity during 4 hours of jam sessions. We'll all meet in the Cathedral Room at 4pm, then split into 6 different jam rooms, rotate rooms a few times, then reconvene in the Cathedral Room and form bands. Then your new band will learn and rehearse your set over the next few weeks, and alongside the other bands, perform on June 23rd at Songbyrd Music House! Each band must put together a 15 minute set.

Here's why 1900 people in the DC area love Flashband:

  • Meet and jam with new local hobbyists like you (no sketchy craigslist - we'll find the participants)
  • Play a Saturday night gig at a sweet venue just by showing up
  • Have all show logistics, backline, and promo graphics taken care of for you
  • Get professional photos of you performing with your instrument
  • New BFFs from your one-time band! (you might even stick together?)
  • A unique and unforgettable experience of comeraderie and support of fellow hobbyists

Registered Bands (8)

* indicates band leader

The Full Yum

Deep fried and saucy funkalicious. No added MSG. Vulfpeck - 1612 | Betty Davis - Anti-Love Song | The Heavy - How You Like Me Now | Jamiroquai - Canned Heat


Low Rider - War | Tightrope - Monae | Here Come the Girls - Trombone Shorty | High Off Your Love - Monophonics

Funk In The Hole

1. Hang me out to dry 2. Use me 3. Superstition 4. Aeroplane

Atomic Puppy

Rich girl - Hall and Oates , Back pocket - Vulfpeck, Side Pony - Lake Street Dive, Flashlight - Parliament/Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself - Sly & The Family Stone Mash Up.

Daft Funk

Songs: Daft Punk - Get Lucky Temptations - Trimmed Papa Rollin stoned Jamiroquai - Alright Sly and the Family Stone - Higher

Funk Nasty

Working Set
Follow the funk from the fresh to the first (90's, 80's, 70's)
  • Lenny Kravitz - Always on the Run - 3:54
  • David Bowie - Fame -
  • Earth Wind & Fire - Shining Star - 2:52
  • Funkadelic - Alice in My Fantasies - Get Up On the Stage (original) - 4 minutes

The Motherfunkers

Boogie on Reggae Woman Rock Creek Park Love Rollercoaster

The Diamonds

Working setlist: Wait For The Moment - Vulfpeck Get Lucky - Daft Punk You Go Down Smooth - Lake Street Dive Superstition - Stevie Wonder Funkrockapalooza (TBC) - Original

Message Board

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Marc Gaynor
May 24, 2018 4:33 PM
I missed the meet&greet, is it too late to sign up? Does anybody need a Bass Player?

Matthew Febles
May 20, 2018 6:54 PM
I might be M.I.A. for the meet and greet, or really late, but I'm definitely down for the show - funk yeah

Dwayne Lawson-Brown
May 20, 2018 3:46 PM
I've loved hosting the flashband gigs... looking forward to singing at this one

Tad Farrington
May 18, 2018 9:24 PM
looking for songs people want to play Sunday? Would love to try “kiss” looking for others.

Don Birchler
May 12, 2018 5:39 PM
I may not make it back for meet and greet on time. BUT.... I can play guitar or bass. Mile - if I do not make it just put me anywhere.

Angela Song
May 11, 2018 7:40 PM
Once there was female, singing in a DC funk band... Never had no problem, no, no, burning up the one night stands.

Erik Smith
May 11, 2018 5:38 PM
In on drums! Can switch up with guitar or bass if needed, but i feel the groove in mah bones! Help me!

Event Leader

Miles Ryan is leading this event. Have questions?
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