Funk

Lefty

51 Fostkett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jamie Portolese
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Looking forward to entertaining the masses from Somerville and beyond with our signature brand of instrumental cop show funk. Do stop by and enjoy the show.

We share the stage with The Dead Simple (4PM) and we start at 5PM.

Funkitol and friends

24 Hanson street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Pierre CECCALDI
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Somervillains

217 Cedar Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Shahan Nercessian
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Somervillains are a group of musicians who have been playing with each other for years who love all things jazz, funk, hip-hop, and beyond. Come on down from 2-4 PM as they play arrangements of songs spanning new and old including the likes of Kanye West, Flying Lotus, Drake, Boyz II Men, and Miles Davis.

This year's incarnation consists of:

Yasunori Fukami - trombone
Shahan Nercessian - guitar, keys
Michael Siegel - bass
Benjamin Bornstein - drums

Bubble Daddy

56 Beacon St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ryan Crepeau
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The eclectic sounds of funk, rock, jazz and indie with a cello and guitar.

Sudden Trio

123 Orchard Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Dylan Sherry
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spontaneous groovy originals and improvisations with a small but effective acoustic instrumentation. Who knows what will happen!

We have neighbors rocking out at 2pm and at 4pm, so we're going to play 3pm-4pm.

The Street Holler Serenade

62 Meacham Rd, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Charlie McLaren
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Street Holler Serenade is an after school club at SHS which has been inspired by Honk fest, taking back public space, and street performing in general. One thing that makes our group different is that we aim to include electric guitars and basses by using portable battery powered amplifiers

B3 Kings

75 Union Square, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jenna Figueiredo
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

B3 Kings will be playing on the Patio of the Independent from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. They are a three piece band playing an organ, bass and electric guitar. Their genre is soul, boogaloo, blues, funk, and rock.

The Legendary Vudu Krewe

81 Broadway, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Lynn Gervens
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Legendary Vudu Krewe is a showcase of quirky R&B and funk, much from New Orleans. Made up of some of Boston’s most prominent session players such as Paul Ahlstrand, Grammy-award winner Ducky Carlisle, and the infamous Chandler Travis, their annual Mardi Gras and Bastille Day parties have been a local mainstay for 20+ years and have featured special guests from all over the Boston music, like Tanya Donelly, Barrence Whitfield, Jesse Dee, and Casey Desmond.

The Gravel Project

49 Temple Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Andrew Gravel
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Gravel Project plays a fusion of blues, funk, jazz and rock, and has been creating buzz in Boston and New Hampshire, and gaining momentum along the East Coast. The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and red hot group improvisation – they know how to get their fans up and onto the dance floor!

The Odells

13 Maple Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Scott Farrell
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Odells: a wide-ranging collective offering rock, soul, and New Orleans funk played with deep respect to the originators flavored with fresh, of-the-moment improvisational interpretations and jams.

Current lineup includes Winter Hill resident Scott Farrell (guitar, bass, vocals), Andy Kearney (keyboards, vocals), Kurt Overberg (drums), Neil Overberg (guitar, bass) and guest Alex Lembo (guitar, vocals) sitting in for our friend Aaron Belyea who made prior plans to enjoy the actual New Orleans.

Clip from when PorchFest 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HDf8CGhjYk

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