The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty.
BEFE (pronounced ‘beefy’) is a 9 member band. It includes a 3–piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on guitar, Eric Stephenson on bass, Tyler Gibson on keyboards/organ, Ryan Davis on drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.
A Mardi Gras party in 2014 brought the band together for the first time and by the end of the show both the musicians and the audience knew that this group had to continue. 4 years and many shows later, BEFE has developed a large repertoire of songs covering a wide range of NOLA talent from The Meters, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Louis Armstrong to The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Pimps of Joytime and Dumpstafunk.
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble is fast becoming one of Vancouver BC’s preeminent party bands by attracting fans and stimulating dance floors. Don’t miss their next show at a party near you!
|30 Jun 2018||Squamish Squamish Valley Hop Farm||Squamish Valley Hop Farm|
|02 Aug 2018||Campbell River Spirit Square||Spirit Square|
|03 Aug 2018||Cumberland Waverly Hotel||Waverly Hotel|
|04 Aug 2018||Duncan Charles Hoey Memorial Park||Charles Hoey Memorial Park|
|11 Aug 2018||Vancouver The Fairview Pub||The Fairview Pub|
|17 Aug 2018||Lynn Valley Live and Local||Live and Local||free|
|29 Aug 2018||Mission Fraser RIver Heritage Park||Fraser RIver Heritage Park|
|14 Sep 2018||North Vancouver Shipyards Night Market||Shipyards Night Market||free|
|30 Sep 2018||Oliver Grape Festival||Grape Festival|
For booking or any other information, feel free to get in touch!