Five Alarm Funk
Five Alarm Funk
Choreographed arm movements coincide with melodic climaxes while the four percussionists create a true spectacle. The band’s third studio album Anything is Possible was released July 2010. The genre-spanning, groove-straddling opus reveals 14 tunes of unbridled energy. The first track, Infernal Monologue, begins with an angelic children’s choir before quickly moving into classically inspired heavy prog-rock. From there the party gets started with some straight-ahead funk on Zenith Escalator before turning to driving world-rhythms and burning middle-eastern inspired horn lines on Titan.
Influences as diverse as Frank Zappa, Yes, J.S. Bach and Antibalas all make an appearance before Anything is Possible is finished. Chartattack calls it “a potent mind altering substance” and gives it a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The album has been on the national college radio chart since its release. From over 300 Five Alarm Funk shows some highlights include: Vancouver Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, Shambhala, Sunfest in London Ontario, Ness Creek Festival in Saskatchewan, Summer Meltdown in Washington, the Keelung Mid-Summer Festival in Taiwan, and numerous sold-out shows at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Recently the band had a number of performances for the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic games.
Minutes after Canada was awarded the gold medal in hockey Five Alarm Funk took the stage at the Hockey House and performed to a delirious crowd. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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