CEG & Nolafunk Presents NYE with
The James Brown Dance Party: The Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business featuring multiple members of the James Brown Band, Prince, The Roots, Kool & the Gang and more. Plus special guests The Fritz
James Brown Dance Party The Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business
Fred Thomas (James Brown, The JBs)
Mousey Thompson (James Brown)
Amy Christian (James Brown)
Maurice "Mobetta" Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots)
Jay Rodriguez (Prince)
Mark Williams (Chuck Brown, Kool & The Gang)
Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)
Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh)
Jamar Woods (The Fritz)
Plus special guests The Fritz
The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All-Star cast of musicians that keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players that shared the stage with James Brown with more contemporary musicians. Led by The Chase Brothers, The James Brown Dance Party has included members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The JB's, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Trombone Shorty, Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Galactic, Lettuce, SNL Band, Victor Wooten Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Meghan Trainer Band, Jazz Is PHSH, and more!
The Fritz is a five piece rock band that likes to get funky. This band takes it's songwriting very seriously, but takes it's improvisation just as seriously: carefully weaving into each composition the personality of the band and the crowd. While their music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, there is always a common thread of passionate energy. Whether live or in the studio, The Fritz continues to create an energetic dance party every time.
In March of 2013, The Fritz released their second studio effort "Bootstrap". The album is a collection of songs the band wrote over the past 4 years while traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed. As they enter 2014, the band begins pre-production for their next studio album to be recorded in their hometown of Asheville, NC. If fans can't wait for the next studio release they can have their pick of several recent live shows available for free download on their website.
Things have only been getting busier for The Fritz, and the future promises to be exciting. Be on the lookout for the band at venues and festivals throughout the East Coast and Midwest as they continue to bring their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere.