Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Funktion Junction Brings the Funk!

Let's talk Funktion Junction!  A Twin Cities band that puts the "Funk" in Funktion, while you shake your "Junk" in the Junction!  

Funktion Junction at The Station - White Bear Lake, MN


I first encountered this band at a Pub Restaurant in White Bear Lake called The Station Pub & Event Center.  It's my understanding, this is the place where "Funktion Junction" got their start.  Since this is one of my favorite bands and we always have a good time at The Station, I had to share my opinion/review on my blog.  I just couldn’t keep this gem to myself!!


This marvelous talented group knows how to throw down the boogie and soul tunes from the golden years of Motown thru today. 

Their music line up is R&B, Disco, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and Jazz. The young and old can enjoy all rhythms that they perform. Their playlist includes tracks from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Commodores, Wild Cherry, The Doobie Brothers, Sade and so much more!

The singers of Funktion Junction perform with stylish flair, fun energy and such knockout vocals, that it's hard to NOT get caught up in their "Soul Revue."

Big Mike with his signature cowboy hat, bedazzled cowboy boots and contagious personality is a true talented entertainer. My personal favorite is when he raises the roof singing "Brick House” or “Mustang Sally.” The guy has a million dollar smile and knows how to bring the soulful sound that transforms all of us Funky Wannabes!

Gary, with a style of his own, sings Stevie Wonder’s "Superstitious" and does a Super convincing “Stevie” along with other Motown singers with his effortless powerful voice. His tone blends in perfect harmony with the others, but when he breaks out into a solo your ears Will Not be disappointed. 

Yolanda, the only female in the group, has an Ahh-mazing and larger than life voice. Her vocal abilities have her singing songs from artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross. She can belt it out in one song and then bring it down soft and smooth the next. 



Put these 3 together and you've got awesome harmonious entertainment that leaves you wanting to bottle it up and save the good vibe for later when you're having a downer day.  

Experiencing their show WILL turn your day around!!!

Of course, you couldn't have the funk and spunk without excellent musicians to bring the music collection to life.  All the band members have some pretty impressive and notable musical experiences. These guys are Skilled and Artistic.




Personally, I was 
in awe of the 
saxophone 
player!  He 
brought the sultry sax sound to each number and pulled us all into the soulful trenches by winding through the dance crowd as he played some pretty fantastic sax.  Cool Suff! 








The Band Bios on all the musicians are on the link here along with their Performance Dates and Playlist.

You won't be disappointed and be ready to shake your groove thing to the funk and soul sounds of "Funktion Junction!"


There it is...just shared "My Soul Review" and feel free to share yours!

Put your smile on,

Laurie O

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