TBone Funk Fridays feat. JoyTribe, DJ Sugarfoot

TBone Funk Fridays feat. JoyTribe, DJ Sugarfoot

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Dance Lesson With DJ Sugarfoot at 9pm! Live Music and Dancing All Night!

TBone - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
TBone is a funk and soul band based in Portland, OR. TBone plays music inspired by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Maceo Parker, James Brown, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Cold Blood, Orgone. TBone is comprised of Tamara Garlett (Vocals), Charles Neal (Drums), Wes Luttrell (Trumpet), Kyle Molitor (Trombone), Dan Nelson (Saxophone), Ryan Bley (Bass), Dustin Hunley (Keys), Michael Backus (Guitar), and David Garlett (Production Manager).
JoyTribe - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Formed by Singer/Saxophonist, Chelsea Luker, in collaboration with Rick Bouvette- bass, Eric Hickey- guitar, Keith Abbott- drums, Gil Assayas-keys and Katie Presley-trumpet, JoyTribe is a passionate fusion of Pretenders inspired vocals meets Prince and Pink Floyd's psychedelic funk child.

Chelsea initiated JoyTribe with the goal of making genre splitting fusion in a democratic writing situation. After 5 years with Mars Retrieval Unit, and a little break in Thailand, she took time searching for the right fit of musicians. Once she reacquainted with former MRU bassist Rick B., everything fell into place. Initially imagining a mix of electronic, prog and funk, the music made up it's own mind to veer towards world inspired funk. Songs lean heavily on reggae, latin and african elements, paired with vintage rock vibes. This is due to Eric's study of latin percussion and flamenco, Rick's love of Reggae, and Keith's strong connection to classic bands like Pink Floyd. With the recent addition of Electro Looping guru, Gil Assayas of Glasys, and March Fourth Marching Band's Katie Presley on trumpet, the vibe can go anywhere during a show.
The mood of the band is intense and sometimes shy, a little silliness bursts through, but there is a very strong sense of passion, focus and love during live performances.

JoyTribe has been performing around the NW for over two years now, opening for international touring acts such as Balkan Beat Box, Dumpstafunk and Kung FU. They recently finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their first EP featuring original songs and one adapted cover. "We Insist" will be released on Feb 24th.

Life is Music!
DJ Sugarfoot
DJ Sugarfoot
Known as Sugarfoot for her dancing and swing dance instruction, Melissa Roane has also gained a following as a swing and soul dj, often cited as “favorite dj” among the Lindy hop crowd. She’s also hosted several soul nights and kept the dance floor in full use till closing time. Having been collecting music for dancing since 2000, she’s got a passion to share it and the dancing it inspires.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212