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by Captain Coconut

Captain Coconut is steamy horn-driven funk that makes you want to move. They have a contagious, inviting, upbeat presence; they are what live music is supposed to be: a funky good time.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shoop (and the Power)
7:47 $0.99
2. Black Sara
8:13 $0.99
3. Wait For It
6:39 $0.99
4. Let's Get Get Crunk
5:15 $0.99
5. Jubilant Crackhead Strut
5:42 $0.99
6. Funky See, Funky Do
4:56 $0.99
7. The Gitis
5:24 $0.99
8. J.B.
9:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Captain Coconut's debut CD, entitled "Shoop!", features 8 original tracks, recorded, produced, mixed and edited entirely by the band in our home studio in NYC.

It features: Dan Knobler (guitar), Matt Porter (keys), Zack Rosen (electric fretless bass), Greg Evans (drums), Matt Chiasson (tenor/soprano sax), Jon Saraga (trumpet) and Danny Rivera (baritone sax & horn arrangements)
"Shoop!" Reviewed in OffBeat Magazine - New Orleans' Premier Music Publication
by John Swenson

"Captain Coconut has built a strong following out of its New York City base at the Knitting Factory, but the band passed its funk final exam in showcase gigs at New Orleans clubs during Jazz Fest the past two years. Shoop! lives up to the promise of the live shows with a terse, snappy neo-funk sound that particularly showcases the instrumental prowess of the horn section (check out Danny Riviera’s monster break during the brass meltdown on “Jubilant Crackhead Strut”).

The two most impressive things about the album are the exceptionally good songwriting, especially guitarist Dan Knobler’s numbers, and the airtight, stop-and-go-on-a-dime arrangements. For a young band, these kids really play together as a unit. My only criticism of the album is that Greg Evans’ drumming doesn’t always make its way through the mix, reminding me that one of the biggest mistakes young bands make is not according the studio as much importance as the effects box."



Captain Coconut is funk music at its finest. They play it and they live it. The seven-piece band has absorbed all the old R&B and soul masters and gobbled up the classic jazz and funky soul-jazz records made decades before they were born, from Jimmy Smith to James Brown, from Coltrane to Maceo. In other words, they know their funk.

Hailing from New York City, Captain Coconut has played Sullivan Hall (previously known as The Lion's Den), the late CBGB & Tribeca Rock Club, the Cutting Room, Canal Room, the cozy P&W’s Sandwich Shop, and are regulars at the Knitting Factory having played on all three stages. They've opened for Eric Krasno and Adam Deitch on the Lower East Side at Scenic and have played shows in New Orleans during JazzFest opening for Bill Summers in 2006 and sharing the bill with Marc Stone in 2007.

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Fresh, funky, tight and contagious
This CD features truly funky charts that make you want to dance...the tunes are fresh, tight, and stick in your mind.


Snappy Neo-Funk
These tunes are really catchy. Captain Coconut is a very tight band and the arrangements are solid. Great guitar work. Excellent horns and rhythm section. I like what OffBeat magazine said about these guys: "snappy neo-funk." The funk is working!


smokin' band, hip tunes
These cats write some really nifty tunes - all originals here - and play the heck out of them. I've been waking up humming Cap'n Coco songs every day for a week! A NY friend tells me they sound even better live.

Lori Rumley

Just a great funk CD. I love it! I love jamming to it too, the tracks are great, original, and really sweet.


A Funky Funky Funky band
This is a hot set of tunes, great hooks, smokin' solos. Captain Coconut is so tight and their music is so cool and funkified. My particular favorites are the title track, "Shoop!", "Black Sara", "The Gitis", "Funky See, Funky Do," and "JB". In fact, all the cuts are outstanding. It's so refreshing to hear a band that is happy AND funky.