This coming Tuesday night, February 6th at NYC’s Highline Ballroom, get ready to get your groove on as The Meters Experience Presents: Icons of Funk, featuring Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Fred Wesley (P-Funk/JB Horns) and special guests Bill “Buddha” Dickens and Mark Rechler. We couldn’t think of a more accurate title to a show; with this all-star ensemble you know that it is going to be one incredible night of funky jamming with these heavyweights. Doors for the show open at 6pm, so come down early and grab some food and drinks. The show is scheduled to start at 8pm. Purchase tickets here.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with these amazing musicians, or need a refresher course, here is the 411:
Leo Nocentelli ( The Meters)
Guitarist, composer, founding member of the internationally known group The Meters!
In their 41-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been the rhythm for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Patti Labelle. Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe.
Fred Wesley (JB Horns. / P Funk)
Trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred’s work with Godfather of Soul James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest trombone player. Today he fronts his own jazz-funk band, the New JBs, passes his expertise along to students and younger musicians around the world, and lends his fire to assorted artists across a broad musical spectrum.
Stanton Moore (Galactic)
Stanton Moore is a rock drummer raised in Metairie, Louisiana. Most widely known as a founding member of Galactic, Moore has also pursued a solo recording career (beginning with his 1998 debut All Kooked Out!) and recorded with bands as diverse as jazz-funk keyboardist Robert Walter and heavy metal act Corrosion of Conformity. He also travels internationally to teach New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos.
VIP Reserved Seating Tickets: $65
General Admission Standing Tickets: $30 Adv / $35 Day of Show
• Dinner menu available
• General Admission Standing
• Limited seats available
• First come, first seated
• $10 min/person at tables
• All ages
Purchase tickets to Icons of Funk here
Check out this video of Leo Nocentelli at Gibson’s New York City Showroom w/ Bill “Buddha” Dickens on bass: