After achieving 28 Billboard No. 1 singles, and over 100k social media followers, hit-maker Brian Culbertson has been in the studio conspiring with his cosmic group of musical soul brothers on his second funk collection entitled Funk!.
Today (October 6th), Culbertson drops the colorful, animated video for “The Call,” a track from Funk! which is a 14-track opus dedicated to a venerable and indisputably influential genre. On the album, Culbertson stretches beyond the boundaries of the jazz while paying homage to a litany of funk pioneers from yesteryear.
Animated by Andre Forbes, the video for “The Call” features Brian and his band members Marqueal Jordan, Chance Howard, Eddie Miller, Rodney Jones Jr., Tyrone Chase, Chris Miskel, and Michael Stever in cartoon form as they drive to a local bar and turn the motha out!
“The concept for ‘Funk!’ was to make an old-school, throwback funkadelic record in the style of P-Funk meets Prince and to tour with the same band that appears on the album – my band plus Chance (Howard). The show we will be taking out on the road is unlike anything anyone has ever seen from me before. It’s on an entirely different level.”
The award-winning multi-instrumentalist who has released 15 studio albums is on a coast-to-coast 64-date concert tour where the showman will be flanked by the same band showcased on the album.
10/7/2016 Newport Beach, CA Hyatt Newporter
10/8/2016 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
10/9/2016 Scottsdale, AZ Live Wire
10/11 & 10/12 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
10/13/2016 Salt Lake CIty, UT The State Room
10/14 & 10/15 Las Vegas, NV Aliante Casino
10/16/2016 Catalina Island, CA Jazz Trax
10/19/2016 St. Louis, MO The Pagent
10/20/2016 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
10/21/2016 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage
10/22/2016 Akron, OH Civic Theater
10/23/2016 New Albany, OH Schottenstein Theatre
10/25/2016 Pittsburgh, PA Manchester Craftsmen Guild
10/26 & 10/27 New York, NY BB Kings
10/28/2016 Cranston, RI Park Theatre
10/29/2016 New Haven, CT John Lyman Center
10/30/2016 Boston, MA Scullers
11/1/2016 Dunham, NC Carolina Theatre
11/2 & 11/3 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
11/4/2016 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Auditorium
11/5/2016 Mount Pocono, PA Mt. Airy Casino Resort
11/6/2016 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
11/9/2016 Louisville, KY Henry Clay Ballroom
11/10/2016 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino
11/11/2016 Minneapolis, MN Dakota
11/12/2016 Kansas City, MO NLB Museum
11/13/2016 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak
11/16 & 11/17 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
11/18/2016 Peoria, IL Limelight
11/19/2016 Greeneville, TN Niswonger PAC
11/20/2016 Atlanta, GA Symphony Ha
*Learn more about Andre Forbes and his work HERE.