Toronto based progressive funk and soul band After Funk returns to Buffalo on Saturday, December 6 only one month since their last visit. After Funk played a very highly receptive show on Saturday, November 1 at Buffalo Iron Works with Buffalo’s own Funktional Flow during the Nightmare on Funk Street Halloween run.
The Canadian group has been working through the States on their current winter tour and starting to really make a name for themselves throughout the United States. The five piece was formed in 2011 and is composed of five very talented musicians and play very tightly with each other. Yanick Allwood, the groups lead singer and keys player has such soul and conviction when playing and even at times straps on the keytar, which might be the coolest and funkiest instrument on stage. Jaime Rosenberg (drums) keeps everyone on pace and is very solid at keeping the different parts in me and has been very crucial to the success of the band. Justin Bontje (bass), Phil Tessis (guitar) and Andrew Racknor (sax) round out the group and at any moment can take over the spotlight and jam with the best of them.
The show will take place on Saturday, December 6 at the very well-known Nietzche’s in the historic Allentown area of Buffalo. So many great bands have come through the doors and continues to be a place that has some of the best shows to date. Opening the show will be ABTrio, which is led by a very good jazz influenced guitarist in Adam Bornstein, who is very well-known in the Buffalo music scenes with his work with his side project Gravy, guitarist for Universe Shark and his relationship with Funktional Flow. The Goods will also special guest, hailing from just down the thruway from Fredonia, NY. The Trio is said to bring the groove funk and you will want to make sure you show up nice and early to catch them and ABTrio.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Doors open a 9pm and show is 21 and over. $5