Recommended if You Like
Herbie Hancock Jeff Beck Soulive

Genres You Will Love
Urban/R&B: Funk Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Jazz-Funk

By Location
United States - California - LA

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WONK (Joel Alpers, drums & percussion; Dan Boissy, saxophones; Derek Frank, bass; Anthony King, guitars; and Justin Reinhardt, keyboards) is an ensemble of five Los Angeles-based musicians with a shared love of grooving instrumental music. The ten original compositions on their debut release combine elements of funk, jazz, R&B, rock, fusion, and old school soundtrack flavor; their incendiary live shows continue this diversified approach, mixing in unique arrangements of compositions from artists as wide-ranging as Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Curtis Mayfield, and Aerosmith. Collectively, the band brings many thousands of gigs' worth of seasoning to every note they play, with the goal of always giving their audience music that brims with energy, dynamics, and soul.

"If you can imagine Herbie Hancock and Jeff Beck getting together to score a 70's cop movie while playing some old Blue Note records in the background, that's kind of what we sound like."