Founded in 2008, Oobleck is a five piece funk based instrumental horn band hailing from the Capital Region of New York. And when we say funk, we actually mean funked-out-afro-grunge-rock-alt-dub-whatever. It’s a melee of horns, super heavy drums and bass and your favorite type of chunky guitar riffing that leaves your ass shaking and your face grinning.
Balancing razor sharp horn lines with live group improvisation, Oobleck mesmerizes…delving fearlessly where the moment takes them. Pushing the bounds of sound, Oobleck’s funk is an unbridled expression of the dark and light: a quintet’s worth of energy and synergy, infusing you with the raw love of music that comes only from playing, dancing and breathing from a place deep down. In the end, it’s funk to fuel your soul.
“A reincarnation of James Brown funk, mixed with jazz infusions of oolong-tea and crispy grilled cheese with jalapenos bringing the heat. A funky dance-a-thon. Hot horns, driving percussion, and a steady rhythm to welcome you in from the cold.”
Oobleck are funky festival favorites at the Black Rock Rocks Mardi Gras Festival, Cooperstown comes to Ommegang, the MOVE Music Festival, the Hudson Music Festival, Troy Night Out, Rye (F’in!) Bread, JahFest, and many more!
They have shared the stage with other notable groove giants as Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Toubab Krewe, and Ikebe Shakedown, and a multitude of amazing local and regional bands.
Voted BEST FUNK BAND in the Metroland Reader’s Poll 2013! Thank you!
Horns & Rhythm:
Audrey Van Genechten- Trumpet, Percussion
Scott Vorwald – Tenor Sax
Bill Murray – Guitar
Nick Wallas – Bass
Kevin Van Genechten – Kit