Tix Available at 6:30pm/$15 Cash Only/CQMD (Ceux Qui Marchent Debout) From Paris, France
: "Independent Funk"
with Swift Technique, Elephant Wrecking Ball, Lizzie and the Makers
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY
18 years and over
No introduction is needed for CQMD, godfathers of modern European marching bands, all-night groovers and tireless globe-trotters (30 countries to date). After a 19-year career, 8 albums and more than a 1000 concerts, CQMD is still making the whole planet dance. The Funk is their style. Wether it be Second Line, Go-Go, P-Funk or Rocksteady (Jamaican Soul) Funk is always the central ingredient in their English compositions. After rubbing shoulders with the big names of the genre (Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, The Neville Brothers) and even jamming with french rapper Joeystarr at the Paris Olympia in 2007, CQMD confirm that the funk is synonymous with "joie de vivre" and eternal youth ! Their shows are intense and energetic punctuated with descents into the audience with their wireless system to the delight of dancers around the world. "CQMD is the best French Funk band on the planet" (Stan Cuesta - Rock&Folk) !
Simply put, CQMD is a heavy funk band from France using amplified 1930's brass band instruments. CQMD are the initials for Ceux Qui Marchent Debout and is the band's name outside its national territory.
Swift Technique- 9pm
Elephant Wrecking Ball- 8pm
Lizzie and the Makers 7pm
Playing blues-inspired music with volume and attitude, Lizzie and The Makers can be found anywhere from back alley blues jams to uptown rock clubs. Dark and soulful lead vocals and lyrics by Lizzie Edwards and original arrangements by lead guitarist Greg McMullen combine the influences of musicians like Freddie King, Nina Simone and Neil Young.
**Any person entering the venue that is under 21 years old will have to pay an additional $5 “ under age fee “ on top of the ticket price. The under aged fan that is paying this fee will get 1 free soft drink ticket so they can get 1 free soft drink at the bar.