In keeping with our theme of showcasing Enchanted Forest Gathering’s eclectic line up this year, we have a special live recording from the groovy Vancouver ensemble Five Alarm Funk!! ‘Gods/May The Funk Be With You‘ is a hell of a knee bending tune with all the fun improvisation that comes from having 8 musicians together in one setting. This fantastic live recording took place Halloween night last year at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. Though it was released on a live DVD/CD called “LIVE in The Moment”, this recording has never been available digitally until now.
Five Alarm Funk is “a horn powered, percussion fueled sonic and visual assault” and May the Funk be With You is case in point. With over a decade of experience this 8 man band showcases their talents on a variety of instruments from drums to guitars and timbales to trumpets. For a live recording they are insanely tight; seemingly improvising on the fly and yet keeping it dialed with a practiced precision. I can only imagine how sweaty the dance floor is gonna be next month. Catch Five Alarm Funk and a slew of other talented artists at Enchanted Forest Gathering this year June 9 – 12! Grab tix here!!!