Five Alarm Funk - Footwerk 9 year bash [Footwerk - Fri Sep 28 - Kelowna]

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It's a real pleasure to to bring the freaky, fresh, underground vibes of our favorite regional festivals into Kelowna. Footwerk is turning 9! Come celebrate the ultra shenanigans with us at Sapphire in Kelowna.  [Footwerk - Fri Jun 1 Sapphire] Join us Fri Jun 1 at Sapphire. 

 


Fri Sep 28 - Sapphire Main

 




F I V E   A L A R M   F U N K 


Boots & Wheels Tour 2018 - Some bands want to change the world. Five Alarm Funk’s goal is much simpler. They want you to sweat.


That’s been the idea since the first time drummer Tayo Branston, guitarist Gabe Boothroyd and the original Five Alarm bassist Neil Towers met at a Vancouver house party in 2003. Since that night, the temperature in their leafy green hometown began to rise. Other musicians started showing up to jam. The parties led to gigs locally, which led a few years later to grinding bus tours across Canada and into the States. The crowds grew. The grooves burned. A horn section jumped onboard to punch the beat harder. Percussion cranked it up even more. EPs and albums followed, as studios and gear melted down from the sheer intensity these guys unleashed.

No wonder they called their last album Sweat.

But believe it or not, Five Alarm Funk is just warming up.

Five Alarm Funk is:

Gabe Boothroyd, guitar
Oliver Gibson, guitar
Jason Smith, bass
Tayo Branston, drums/vocals
Tom Towers, congas
Rickie Valentine, timbales
Eli Bennett, saxophone
Kent Wallace, trumpet

To get the full picture, go back to when the future rhythm section first played together. Vancouver was definitely a musical town then, though among its grunge, alternative, indie and even jazz players one genre was conspicuous in its absence. A few young cats were aware of this but didn’t know how to correct the situation until some mysterious force pulled them into the same room at the same time.

“We all loved heavy funk like James Brown and Tower of Power” Branston explains. “But we were also inspired by everything from Tito Puente to Antibalas to Frank Zappa. Their fantastic musicianship and the amount of fun they had was incredible. We wanted that for ourselves too … but it just wasn’t going on in Vancouver at that time.”



And musical support by

Fave locals tbc


Kelowna DJs & regular Footwerk pals - MUCH LOVE

 

Vibe by: YOU! Grab tickets, bring your friends, get weird.

DRESS & DECOR THEME: tbc



SAPPHIRE STUFF

Sapphire 
238 Leon Ave 
Kelowna BC
sapphirekelowna.com/

19+ with photo ID (no exceptions, it's Provincial law)

Sapphire is Kelowna's leading entertainment nightclub venue; a 19+ licensed liquor establishment so leave your other things at home. Doors open at 10pm with full bar service. Closed toe shoes are mandatory in the venue. Come to dance, meet friends new & old, and have a few drinks.

NON ALC ...
For those not drinking alcohol, tons of non-alc options are available like Blue Monkey coconut water ($4.50), Key Lime Sparkling Blue Monkey ($4.50), Monster ($4.50), Bud zero ($4.50), water bottles, ($2.50), juice/pop ($2), and virgin cocktails ($2). Free tap water is available at every bar so ask a bartender. Hungry? Jeffer's Fries in down the block & Dunn Enzies is 2 blocks away. Secure coat check, friendly staff, smoke pit, and ATMs inside. No ins / outs.

SMOKING/VAPING...
will be out the front this night as the smoke pit is not available. You may step out and remain curb side for a few moments and come right back inside. If you wander off, you will return through the ticket line, have your ID scanned, and go through a pat down. Cheers!

BOOTHS...
are *not* strictly for "VIP" on Friday events. They're for anyone like you; the average lovable person attending our Footwerk shows. They don't cost a fortune. We ask for your commitment to buying some beverage service which you would be doing already! Call the BOOTH LINE to book a booth & beverage pack 250-317-4194. Buy your tickets first!


GOOD NIGHT OUT


** Club Hosts **
Hosts or club ambassadors are available this night for anything you need assistance with; something minor, something private, or something huge, something creepy. Look for the friendly folks in green lanyards. We're here to help you have a good night out.


TICKET STUFF


Affordable ticket pricing = no guest list requests.
Fair is fair. Support music, art, & entertainment. 

$20 - limited advance online http://bit.ly/2s6QY9r

$20 & $25 - hard copies - avail in July at DunnEnzies Pizza Co.

Same day tickets and door = $ more

BUY TICKETS EARLY, AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE DOOR


FOOTWERK FAM STUFF

Footwerk Events
Sapphire
DunnEnzies Pizza Co.
Danio Management


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