event

Funk 'n Waffles Presents
Little Bird+The Phryg - FnW ROC
with The Phryg
Thu July 19, 2018 10:00 pm (Doors: 9:00 pm )
Funk 'n Waffles Rochester
Ages 18 and Up
Little Bird

American Spirits (2013) and GROOVE (2015) debuted Little Bird to FM radio waves and would lead to pocketed audiences and a modest following throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The band would be named 1770 Records "Band of the Year" in 2016 after playing and headling various festivals such as Bay Funk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' along with sharing the stage with the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce, Fortunate Youth, Long Miles, Zach Deputy, Boy Named Banjo, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Pressing Strings, Mo Lowda & the Humble and many more. 

After various member exchanges, the Indie Rock group began relentlessly touring throughout the East Coast early 2017. Originally from Annapolis, MD, the band is now based out of Charleston, SC, including members James Rubush (Guitar), Ben Mossman (Bass), Oleg Terentiev (Drums), Noah Jones (Piano), Shelby McDaniel (Vocals), and Jay Hurtt (Guitar/Vocals). 

In October 2017 the band along with Engineer/Producers Shane Woods, and Jeff Lucci (Mo Lowda & the Humble) recorded at Headroom Studios (Philadelphia, PA). The record entitled "Familiar" was released in April 2018.

The Phryg

Progressive funk quartet The Phryg is bringing old-school funk back to life. Drawing from the sounds of P-Funk, Frank Zappa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Phryg was founded in the summer of 2013 by guitarist Collin Patierno and offers intricate compositions with hard-hitting grooves and virtuosic solos. 

The Phryg recently made an appearance at the Jersey Shore Music Festival and Ohio Dreams but can also be found performing regularly at esteemed music venues including The Knitting Factory (NYC), the Studio at Webster Hall (NYC), Thunderbird Cafe (Pittsburgh) and Dante’s (Frostburg). 

Having drawn attention from publications such as The Journal News and Pittsburgh Music Magazine, The Phryg plans to record their debut full length LP in 2016 as a follow up to their debut EP "Midnight Snack”.

To purchase the digital version of the Midnight Snack EP: 

https://thephryg.bandcamp.com