Funk

Humdingers Redux and Whistlebo

9 Prospect Hill Avenue, Unit 1, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Conner-Simons
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

R&B/soul and jam-funk!

The Van Burens

134 Willow Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Schindler
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A fun-loving and animated band, the Van Burens strive to make each concert experience unique. Whether hosting a bathrobe dance party, rocking a cruise ship on Boston Harbor, throwing a holiday show that puts Festivus to shame, or simply rollicking through a set list full of surprises, the VBs make every night a time to remember. The band – named after the eighth and greatest President of the United States, Martin Van Buren – began when a high school band reformed post-college and began gigging at bars and house parties, boasting an eclectic catalog of original music and covers and displaying a singular sense of humor.

Doctor Fidelity

18 Banks St. , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Isaac Galef-Brown
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are a 6-piece funk and soul band from Somerville! We frequently play Middle East, Sally O'briens and Aeronaut Brewery but Porchfest is a show we look forward to every year. Bring friends, bring family, we'll be playing a plethora of original material and covers alike.

Paul Edward Yu

39 Tennyson St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Paul Yu
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Paul is a local guitarist who collaborates with local singer/songwriters and instrumentalists. His trio is a fusion of jazz/rock/funk, adding their unique interpretation to standards as well as conceiving original jams. They are regular players at local venues such as Sally O'Briens, Aeronaut Brewery, PA's Lounge, The Midway Cafe, The Cantab Lounge/Club Bohemia, and more. While members of the group rotate, staple players include Forrest Pettengill (Bass), Dave Kosces (drums), Dave Sardella (drums), and Katie Solomon (vocal). Paul leads the group with the intentions of making the crowd move!

Afro-D All StarZ -- as well as various other groups associated with First Church Somerville

89 College Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Molla
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Funk Shui

123 Orchard Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Dylan Sherry
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Groovy originals and assorted funk, and (hopefully) some shredding keytar.

Come early enough and Adrian might give you a hug

Billy Wine (w/ guest DJs)

17 Porter St , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael John
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tight grooves to move your body, noisy melodies to melt your mind.

Guest DJs will be spinning tunes to keep the booties moving in between the live sets so the music doesn't stop!

Kemp Harris

165 Albion St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Scotty Vercoe
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kemp Harris and his band pay homage to the best R&B, Motown and Soul as well as Jazz and Rock. Featuring Kemp on vocals, Scotty Vercoe - keys, Brian Verrochi - bass, Jim Lucchese - drums. May 16, 2-4pm

The Deep

130 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Eric Ahern
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An exploration of groove.

Opposite People

19R Prospect Hill Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.

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