About

Not all FUNK is created equal, some times you’ll find something missing. A beat with no syncopation, bass with no grooooooooove, vocals with no soul. Therefor leaving the musical listener with a severe case of Honky-Pox. To guard against this, we recommend you receive a soul vaccination administered painlessly by the “Funk Junkies”.

With founding Members Rich Fracasse Bass/ lead and background vocals, Jim Verdi Drums, Tommy Rausch Guitar/Bass/Lead and background vocals, Joe Mariani Tenor Sax, Jason Miller Trombone and the other regular band members such as Gennaro Esposito Guitar, Neil (Nail) Alexander Keys, Pito Castillo percussion, Joey Ray Lead Vocals and the rest of the gang the “Funk Junkies” are specialists when it comes to laying down the Funk.

This 13 piece band which includes a 5 piece horn section performs there version of classic and new music  by “Tower of Power”, “James Brown”, “The Ohio Players”, “Kool and the Gang”, “Earth Wind and Fire”, “Stevie Wonder”, “Average White Band”, “Sly & the Family Stone,” “Chaka Kahn,” “Montel Jordan,” “Prince”and many many more. Check them out to cure what ails you and a “Funky Good Time” will show up on your test results!

Media

Song List

Back In Love Again. (LTD)
Beginnings (Chicago)
Brick House (Rich Vox)
Can’t Hide Love. (Earth Wind and Fire)
Cold Sweat (James Brown)
Crazy In Love. (Beyonce)
Dance To The Music (Sly & the Family)
Dance With Me. (Chaka Khan & Rufus)
De JaVu (Beyonce)
Drop it in the slot (Tower of Power)
Fire (Ohio Players)
Funkifize. (Tower of Power)
Funky Stuff. (Kool & The Gang)
Get Down Tonight. (KC & The Sunshine Band)
Give Me Your Love (Tower of Power)
Groove is In The Heart. (Dee Lite)
Hollywood swingin (Kool & the Gang)
I Feel Good. (James Brown)
I Want To Take You Higher (Sly & The Family Stone)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang)
Jungle Love ( Morris Day & The Time)
Long Train Running. (The Doobie Brothers)
Low Down. (Boz Scaggs)
Musicology (Prince)
Once You Get Started. (Chaka Khan & Rufus)
People Pleaser (Andy Allow)
Pick Up The Pieces (Candy D.)
Play That Funky Music White Boy. (Wild Cherry)
Shinning Star (Earth Wind and Fire live version)
Sing A Simple Song. (Sly)
Skin Tight (The Ohio Players)
Slide (Slave)
Soul W / a Capital S (Tower Of Power)
Soul Vaccination (Tower Of Power)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Thank you For Letting Me Be Myself. (Sly & the Family Stone)
There Is Only So Much Oil (Tower of Power)
This Is How We Do It (Montel Jordan)
What Is Hip? (Tower of Power)
Work To Do (Average White Band)

Contact

For Bookings and Press:
T: 845.527.5098
E: The Funk Junkies

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