Saturday 4th & Monday 6th October
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these five soldiers of funk offer a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Off the rip, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set the mood in motion, as drummer Nikki Glaspie explodes to create one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet.
Keyboardist Ivan Neville and cousin Ian Neville’s guitar send the melody into overdrive, and all but Ian toss around vocal harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did. Performing new music from their latest studio release, Dirty Word, Dumpstaphunk offers an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.