Galactic brings New Orleans Funk to Asbury Park - ASBURY PARK VIBES

Galactic Brings New Orleans Funk to Asbury Park!


Openers Ikebe Shakedown dazzled the crowd as well!


By Diane DiMemmo

August 24, 2019


GALACTIC


Asbury Lanes may never be the same again. On  August 22nd, New Orleans funk band - GALACTIC - commandeered the stage and gave a performance that literally brought the house down. The venue was packed with fans bragging about how many times they've seen this band and how they wouldn't miss this performance for the world. If you weren't dancing to the music, you were definitely in the minority. The musicians hypnotized the crowd with their unbelievable talent and Erica Falls was exquisite with her vocals and stage presence. Jazz lovers are abundant in Asbury Park and they soaked up every second of this amazing performance!


Hometown: NEW ORLEANS

Genre: "I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do. I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.” - Ben Ellman

Founded: 1994

Latest Album: ALREADY READY ALREADY

MembersJeff Raines (Guitar), Stanton Moore (Drums),  Robert Mercurio (Bass),  Ben Ellman (Saxophone/Harmonica),  Richard Vogel (Keyboards)

Touring with: Corey Henry (Trombone) and Erica Falls (Vocals)



IKEBE SHAKEDOWN


Brooklyn band Ikebe Shakedown garnered many new fans at Asbury Lanes with their engaging, dynamic performance filled with outstanding musicianship! The fully engaged audience was evidence that they made a notable impression on a large contingent of  New Jersey music lovers!


HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, NY

GENRE: INSTRUMENTAL SOUL

LATEST ALBUM: KINGS LEFT BEHIND

MEMBERS:  Barnaby Alter (Drums), Dave Bourla (Percussion), Mike Buckley (Tenor/Bari Sax),  Vince Chiarito (Bass), Jason Colby (Trumpet), Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone),  Robin Schmidt (Guitar)



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