Legion of Sound is stoked to present the Big Easy Funk Ensemble at the Ocean Park Hall on November 4th.
As always it’s $20 to get in, all drinks are $5 and when you buy your tickets ahead of time you are get your first drink for free.
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60’s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. BEFE (pronounced ‘beafy’) mixes many genres of funk, jazz and blues to create awesome grooves. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth (Guitar), Eric Stephenson (Bass), Tyler Gibson (Keyboards/Organ), Ryan Davis (Drums), Jeffrey Kornblum (Percussion) and last but not least the mesmerizing Christopher Berry on Vocals.
A Mardi Gras party in 2014 brought the band together for the first time and by the end of the show both musicians and audience knew that this band had to continue. Three years and many shows later, BEFE has developed a large repertoire of songs covering a wide range of NOLA talent from Louis Armstrong to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Allen Toussaint to the Pimps of Joytime.
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble is fast becoming one of Vancouver BC’s preeminent party bands by attracting fans and stimulating dance floors. Don’t miss their next show at the Ocean Park Hall November 4th!
19+ This event is licensed – all drinks are $5.00 Purchase in advance for one free drink.
Win $$$$ we will be having a 50/50 draw during the evening.
This show will sell out so please get your tickets and make plans to show up on time.
See you On November 4th – bring your dancing shoes!
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