Funk Band For The Common Man

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Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra - CD Release Party / Funk Hip Hop Soul R&B - Party Music


"I have listened to it over the last two days. I really like it. Good stuff!" - Chuck Surack - Sweetwater

IMPRESSIVE!! Great Production!! Super Cool. You should be touring in Europe. Your interventions as MC are the best. You Funk like a MF.  Don't you need another sax in the band. - Jesus Santandreu - Spanish Composer & Saxophonist

"Highlights of the CD are “Ain’t Nobody Funking Around,” which evokes (for me) Kool & the Gang, and the title track, which seems reminiscent of the atmospheric seventies soundtrack work of Herbie Hancock or Lalo Schifrin. This is a muscular and meaty release performed impeccably. Hopefully, it’s the first of many to come.- Steve Penhollow - Whatzup

"I remember when I first started listening to funk - Lakeside, the Dazz Band, Sly, EWF, The Gap Band, the Commodores, James Brown...It was a whole new musical world that I was so happy to have discovered. Listening to this FWFU album brought back all of those feelings, and I love that it comes from my home." - JJ Fabini - 96.3 WXKE

"The Meters' ‘Cissy Strut’, James Brown ‘Sex Machine’  and almost all of funk by ‘Kool and the Gang’ - Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra is such a pleasant reminder and it instantly catapults me to this great music form that began as a cross genre in 1960s and there has been no looking back." - Ravi V. Chhabra - FNBWorld / India's Oldest Online Magazine

The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra are veterans of the music scene.

Aaron King - Leader / Trombone / Vocals
Tony Didier - Lead Vocals
Miguel Burney - Guitar
Drake Bates - Bass
Jamont Simmons - Drums
Dave Latchaw - Keyboards
Jason Westerman - Trumpet

From Fort Wayne Indiana the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra brings you world class Funk, Hip Hop, R&B and Soul music from the 70's to today's greatest hits. A sonic tapestry of musical diversity including our own music and other great artists - bands like Average White Band, Chicago, Commodores, Earth Wind & Fire, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder and more. Book us if you want a funktastic time at your event - club - party or show.

In-addition the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra are the 2014 - Battle of the Bands XI Winners. According to Wooden Nickel owner and Battle of the Band judge, Bob Roets “They all represent some of the finest artists in their particular instrument in town and to get them all together and on stage is great,” “When they’re in the groove, it’s a great thing to see.” When King started the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra he was looking for personalities that would fit, as well as musical chops, low maintenance and easy to get along with. King describes the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra as having more of a hip-hop feel while retaining the characteristics of classic funk. The group performs original tunes composed in the style of classic P-funk (a term coined by funk legends, Parliament-Funkadelic) as well as covers of classic gangsta funk hits to give their set list more variety and accessibility.

For Immediate Press Release:  ( PDF of Press Release )

Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra Releasing Debut Album Feb 4th!

The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra is releasing their debut album "Funk Band for the Common Man" at their album release party at Columbia Street West at 135 W Columbia Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. FWFO will perform 9pm-1130pm followed by DJ Rich.

The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra recorded, mixed, and mastered their debut album at Sweetwater Sound. The album is released by King City Records. The album will be available at their release party, at all Wooden Nickel Records locations, and all digital formats via their website at beginning February 4th.

Formed in 2014 by Aaron King the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra have achieved some notable success early in their development. Performing for the Down The Line 9 concert at The Embassy Theatre covering the great Earth Wind & Fire, as well as in concert for Rock the Plaza, RibFest at Headwaters Park, Three Rivers Festival, BAALS Music Festival and the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, also on a regular basis the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra performs shows at such great music venues as Club Paradise, Four D's Bar & Grill, O'Reilly's, Dupont Bar & Grill and Columbia Street.

Contact information

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Twitter @FWFunkOrchestra

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Call: 260-705-5464

Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra
3719 Dewberry Dr.
Fort Wayne IN 46815

#FWFO Whatzup Whammys

Thanks Everyone! We won 5 Whatzup Whammys for 2014 - the most ever in the history of the Whammys. #FWFO took home Performer of the Year, Best New Performer, Best Funk Band, Best Oldies, and Best Live Band!  The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra appreciates all your support!!!!!!    Check out our very cool Whatzup Whammy article here:

Check Out Our:  Whatzup - Battle of the Bands XI - Winners Article

Cool article about us in Fort Wayne Reader!!!!