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Kung Fu Merges 70’s Funk Fusion with Modern Dance Party

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Kung Fu Merges 70’s Funk Fusion with Modern Dance Party

As a small, no-cover venue at the end of the road, the Green Parrot seems to be punching above its weight yet again as funk-fusion heavyweights Kung Fu  make a President’s Weekend appearance  Firmly installed in the new-funk movement Kung Fu brings their own brand of  70’s funk fusion and is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements.

Making fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility.  Imagine 70’s funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!

The ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, with Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion).

The powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, and many Parrot fans will recall that their last visit here featured  a challenging 90-minute all-Steely Dan afternoon set, with intricacies and levels of musicianship that left some of Key West’s finest musicians in attendance shaking their heads.