Matt Brennan is
master of the drums. Having spent two years in the music program at McGill, his skill is
refined and masterful. This first year Mount Allison student also lends his lyrical skills
on "Let Your Backbone Slide".
Pat Nussey and his electrical guitar are smooth as butta
fingers. This third year University of Calgary student also does the most amazing
rendition of James Brown's "Sex Machine" I've ever heard.
David Myles does the
funkmaster flex better than anyone I know. With his crazy leg kicks and flawless arm
motions you'll think he'd been abducted by the mothership itself. He provides vocals as
well as his trumpet skills.
Steve Smith lends his trumpet skills as well as his well-placed
moaning on Young MC's "Busta Move." You'll also see this fourth year UNB science
student out in the crowd enticing you to groove.
Christian Robichaud, currently in his
first year at St Thomas, provides a vocal ability that will woo you even on the band's
slowest cover song, "If You Can't Say No" by Lenny Kravitz.
Ben Goodyear is the man.
Without his polished skill as a bassist, this band would be nothing. He tends to be shy, so
he's not as noticeable, but is a key link.
Andy McLauglin, in his second year at Mount
Allison, provides guitar skill and lyrical potentcy on tracks such as "Ice Ice Baby."
Jordan MacDonald is the man with the keyboard and
Kareem Elhawary lights up the
stage with his congo play.
Kungfunkshun's summer tour kicked off with a backyard performance at Vicki
Scholten's house. A great birthday party, that I'm sure Vicki will not soon forget.
Kungfunkshun performed six more gigs, four of which were open to the public. The
most notable were their performances on August 19th at Rye's Deli & Pub and their
university fairwell gig on September 2nd at the Chestnut. Rye's was packed even before
the band went on stage. And by the mid-night point, people had to wait outside as long
as 45 minutes before being allowed to enter (due to fire marshall's limit).
Kungfunkshun houses a diverse collection of cover songs. Everything from Kool
& The Gang's "Celebration", Limp Bizkit's "Faith", Santana's "Evil Ways", Isaac
Hayes' "Theme From Shaft" to Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music." With ten band
members they have a pool of diversified talent from which they build each song and
almost transcend the level of the original track.
If you want to ring in the millennium with some real music, then look no further
than Kungfunkshun! This band will be juicing your audio palate all evening, giving you
that feel-good sensation you thought you had lost. Just remember, the place to be on
New Years Eve is the Chestnut: You won't wanna miss Y2 KUNGFU, the biggest event
to ring in the millennium.