July 3 @ 8:00 pm
Peterborough Musicfest is proud to present explosive funk-soul super group Five Alarm Funk with multiple Juno-awarded rapper/singer/songwriter k-os on Wednesday, July 3, at 8 p.m. – one of 16 performances presented this summer as part of the concert series’ 33rd season.
Formed in Vancouver by drummer Tayo Branston and guitarist Gabe Boothroyd, Five Alarm Funk brought together musicians with a shared love of groove-driven performers such as James Brown, Tower of Power and Frank Zappa.
Since that humble beginning more than a decade ago, Five Alarm Funk has graced stages across Canada via six national tours and has released six albums, the latest being 2017’s Sweat which features the fiery rhythms, punchy horns and gang-chant vocals that sum up the irresistible essence of the band.
Along with Branston and Boothroyd, the band’s current configuration features Eli Bennett and Jens Christiansen (saxophone), Oliver Gibson (guitar), Tom Towers (congas), Carl Julig (timbales), Kent Wallace (trumpet) and Jay Smith (bass).
With two platinum certified albums highlighting his studio work, k-os is a household name among fans of the rap genre and a bona fide pioneer of the Canadian hip-hop scene.
Currently calling Vancouver home, has released six albums in total and 19 singles, earning multiple Juno and MuchMusic awards for his work.