Kung Fu w/ novo – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – October 24th, 2019

Kung Fu w/ novo
All Good Presents...

Kung Fu

Ages 21+
Kung Fu- Funk fusion band from Connecticut

Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly

popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense

electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool"

again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather

Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility.

Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!

Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-

night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a

unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and

major national festivals since 2012.

The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike

as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing". For

the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: just sit

back and enjoy the ride!

Kung Fu Features:

Tim Palmieri (guitar & vocals)

Robert Somerville (tenor sax & vocals)

Beau Sasser (keyboards & vocals)

Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar & vocals)

Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion)





novo is an electro soul quintet from Washington, D.C. Melding elements of jazz, R&B, electronica, and psychedelic rock, the group formed in early 2018 out of an impromptu jam session, during which the members quickly noticed that a fire had been lit. That initial session blossomed into a fully-realized sound, spearheaded by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Gena Photiadis (keys/vocals) and TJ Turqman (bass). Lead vocalist Tula Pisano weaves intricate melodies that are equal parts evocative and beautiful, complemented by guitarist/vocalist Nikhel Sus and drummer Matt Tredwell. The end result is a sound that is melodic, yet distressed. Retro, yet new. And, above all, full of light and energy.

novo's members include some of the most in-demand live and session musicians in DC, who have played with a range of artists locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Funk Ark, Staycation, Gordon Sterling & the People, and more.

In mid-2018, novo will release a series of live session performances, “the basement sessions," featuring several of the group's formative tracks.

Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007