GMP Live & Rhythm Foundation Present…
GMP Live and The Rhythm Foundation are thrilled to announce a weekend of New Orleans funk music in Miami Beach with modern NOLA icons Dumpstaphunk. The two shows, set to take place on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th at the North Beach Bandshell, will find the band celebrating Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras for one of their first performances in front of a live audience in close to a year. The show will be presented with COVID-19 safety protocols, with the venue at 25% capacity to ensure social distancing measures.
Dumpstaphunk stands out amongst New Orleans’ best, cementing themselves as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville and Meters family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship through complex funk, rock, and jazz arrangements accompanied by soulful melodies and Big Easy traditions.
Dueling basslines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. The band recently welcomed their newest members to the quintet, Devin Trusclair on drums and horn section Alex Wasily on trombone and Ryan Nyther on trumpet, rounding out a 7-piece arsenal. Dumpstaphunk’s most recent single and music video for “Justice” featuring friend Trombone Shorty, conveys a message to fight for equal opportunity and the right to a decent life for all humans.