Sophistafunk Will Be Guy Fieri’s House Band for Guy’s Ultimate Game Night

Syracuse funk band Sophistafunk has announced some exciting news as they will be the house band for the new game show hosted by Guy Fieri, Guy’s Ultimate Game Night, which will air on the Food Network on the Discovery+ streaming platform.


Sophistafunk is comprised of Adam Gold (keyboardist), Jack Brown (frontman), Tommy Weeks (saxophonist), and Emmanuel Washington(drummer and vocalist). Gold spoke about how excited and surprised the band was, and how it all came together.

He told us many years ago at a Super Bowl party we were playing for him with Kid Rock that when he gets a late-night show he’ll ask us to be the house band.  We remember him saying that, and now he’s following through! When he (Guy Fieri) first came to Funk ’n Waffles 10 years ago we performed on the episode of DDD that they filmed and we handed him a bunch of CDs and t-shirts.  At the next location he was filming that day he called me on my cell phone and said he loved the music and wants us to perform at his birthday party.  We have been friends ever since!

Adam Gold

They will be playing the theme song and providing music throughout the game show and signed on for the first ten shows, with the first five airing on Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28 on The Food Network, and streaming on the Discovery+ platform.

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