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Funk Party 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00 AM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Event Details: Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Solly’s U St Tavern, 1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Solly’s U St Tavern, 1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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About This Event

We want the funk. The whole funk. Nothing but the funk. In honor of the DC Funk Parade, Flashband is taking over Solly’s on U St for a one night only party. We’ll have 40+ musicians in about 8 bands getting real funky.


Don't know what Flashband is? Flashband Showcases bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands (Flashbands). After a short period of rehearsal, we put them on stage for a one-night only show.  Any musician is welcome to join. Most Flashband shows draw a 250-350 person audience - check out pictures from our past shows on our Facebook page!



Meet-and-greet jam:

All participating musicians must attend the meet-and-greet jam, where musicians cycle through 3-4 concurrent jam sessions and play with all the other participants, and then begin forming their bands.


The meet-and-greet jam is the start of the process for this show! It will be held at 7Drum Lessons Studios in NW DC, from 4pm till 7pm.


7Drum Lessons Studios

2008 8th Street NW, DC

April 6th, 4pm – 7pm


The rules:

We'll have 40+ musicians in 8 bands that first formed just one month before the show. Each band must do a 15 minute set.


- Draw from your funkiest inspirations to make a Flashband set that is all about Funk. 

- At least one original song written as a band since forming

- No pre-existing bands


We’ll be at Solly’s U St Tavern for this one. Feel free to draw upon any of your funk influences, including Fred Wesley, Average White Band, Sly & The Family Stone, basically any artists bringing that good stuff. You can interpret Funk anyway you’d like. Bands can do covers of Funk songs, originals in a particular Funk style, or Funk songs with a new arrangement. Just keep it funky baby.


The Location:

Solly’s U St Tavern

1942 11th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Saturday, May 3rd, 8pm


After the Funk Parade itself outdoors in and around U Street from 5-7, this show will be part of the evening Funk Parade Music Festival. Be ready to play an awesome show!


Inspiration Funk tunes to get your juices flowing.

George Clinton & Parliament – Atomic Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A

Zapp W/ Roger Troutman – More Bounce 2 The Ounce


James Brown – Sex Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajzpd-ONOdo

Bootsy Collins – What’s A Telephone Bill? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVZ4FH5ng7c

Rick James – Bustin’ Out (On The Funk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjlr7YmKa3c

Registered Bands (7)

* indicates band leader

The Back Room Band

We played the following two cover songs: Kool & the Gang - "Jungle Boogie" / "Welcome to the Jungle" Stevie Wonder - "Superstition" James D. - Drums Michael - Bass Chris - Keys Jon - Guitar Daniel - Vocals/Lyrics Christine - Vocals/lyrics James F. - Trombone David - Bass Saxophone Todd - Trumpet

The Foolosophers

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

The S Machines

We got the funk.

The Flying Funk

Funk, Love, and Loud Noise. BLAOW

Mama Crunk's Bucket of Funk

Flashband Platinum Award Winners


Set List

  • Medley #1 -Treasure(Bruno Mars)/One Nation Under a Groov(P Funk)
  • Fiddla's Beat
  • Stop & Go
  • Medley #2 - Jungle Boogie/Simple Song/Brick House

Fabiola's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Zeke Stambovsky
Apr 26, 2014 11:47 PM
Hey guys, if anyone needs a lead guitar player I am available

Ken Clevelnd
Apr 14, 2014 12:11 PM
We are looking for people to fill out our new band .. We got started a little late .. Currently have a drummer, bass and guitar ...

Mike Price
Apr 8, 2014 9:50 PM
Hi, can anyone put me in touch with Todd the trumpet player?

James Finnegan
Apr 7, 2014 5:51 PM
Hey folks, I missed the meet and greet jam. If anyone needs a semi-decent tenor sax in their funktastic group: james.finnegan[at]outlook.com

Apr 7, 2014 1:39 AM
Here are my picks: Double Cross and Love Thang by First Choice and A Lovers Holiday and Paradise by Change.

Apr 7, 2014 1:36 AM
I signed up and followed the MeetUp posting that stated 7PM and arrived at 7PM and found out I missed it.

kevin Brown
Apr 7, 2014 12:53 AM
Life happened and I didn't make the jam ... I played with "D for Dilla" band last go around, let me know if you need a bassist ...

Katharine Key
Apr 2, 2014 10:34 PM
Hi funky people! Since I can't make it Sunday, I made this video 4U. Let me know if I can sing with you! http://bit.ly/OdWUGl

Michael Harris
Mar 30, 2014 8:56 PM
Anybody interested in doing: Pharrell Williams Hunter, Nikka Costa Til I get to You?

Kalimar Maia
Mar 30, 2014 4:42 PM
Hey folks - I'm new to flashband. Should I bring a guitar amp or can I just plugin for the meet and greet?

Katharine Key
Mar 19, 2014 8:19 PM
hi folks, I can't make it to the meet & greet, but I'll be back in town by April 11 & would love to sing lead or backup vocals with a band.

Event Leader

Caleb Astey is leading this event. Have questions?
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