Ok New York City, it's time once again for all of you to come on out, get on up, get on down and GROOVE to some good FUNK, SOUL and HIP HOP music!! This SATURDAY MAY 21st, BIG BEN HILLMAN the PROFESSOR of FUNK and THE ROYAL FAMILY will be playing at KENNY'S CASTAWAYS on Bleeker St in NYC, along with special guests progressive hip hop group I&I.
I met I&I at a gig we did together down at PUCK LIVE in Doyelstown, PA. It was a great show, and I was so impressed with not only lead MC IMANI WILLIAMS rhymes and vocals, but also the way the instrumentalists DAN FAGA and RYAN CHUD used loop samples and good old fashioned organic jamming to create these massive grooves - you would think there were a ten piece orchestra on stage instead of just a trio!
You should know by now what to expect from THE FAMILY - nothing but good funky grooves that you can MOVE to!! But in case you didn't know, here is a little video I put together to give you just a taste of what to expect:
"It Must Have Been the Music" is a classic ROYAL FAM cut from back in the day, featuring my good friend NEPHROK! on lead vocals. It's still one of our most popular numbers during loves sets; no one can resist getting up and SHAKING something once this beat kicks in!! I had fun making this little video too, messing around with graphics and animation is something I want to do more of.
Okay kids - we'll see you at the show!! Be good to yourselves and each other, and continue to support THE FUNK!!!