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Phat Phunktion

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Madison, WI: As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. Combining the polish of Top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece tour-de-force that are one of the most revered live acts of the past 20 years. In their hometown of Madison, they have been known to attract crowds of 5,000 people and regularly sell out wherever they perform. In 2003, Rolling Stone singled out Phat Phunktion as a “band on the rise.” During the same year, they won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award, or WAMI, for “Best R&B Band.” In May 2003, a panel of Billboard Magazine judges selected the band as one of six acts to perform at the DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series, Midwest regional final, where they funked up the Elbo Room in Chicago

Album

Live at the High Noon

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: You Want It All; Whatcha Gonna Do; Knockin’ em Down; Rock Star; Never Be the Same; Don’t Destroy the Funk; Eyes of Mine; Untitled (Weekend Special); Jupiter; Tell Me; Miss Madison; Well Run Dry; Stand Up.

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Article: Album Review

Phat Phunktion: Live at the High Noon

Read "Live at the High Noon" reviewed by Doug Collette


If you have an abiding appetite or innate taste for old school funk a la Tower of Power, then Phat Phunktion is right in your wheelhouse. This band is poetry in motion-constantly-but without the off-putting histrionics and faux showmanship that so often undermines the impact of the musicianship. Consequently, as with “Don't Destroy the ...

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Don't Destroy The Funk

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Duration: 06:08

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Award-Winning Nine-Piece Band Phat Phunktion To Release "Live At The High Noon" On CD/Blu-Ray On June 2

Award-Winning Nine-Piece Band Phat Phunktion To Release "Live At The High Noon" On CD/Blu-Ray On June 2

As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. Combining the polish of Top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece ...

Album

Real Life .:. High Fidelity

Label: Phat Phunktion
Released: 2011
Track listing: 1. You Want It All; 2. Eyes of Mine; 3. With You; 4. Knockin ‘em Down; 5. No More; 6. Don’t Destroy the Funk; 7. Competition; 8. Miss Madison; 9. Dance in the Rain; 10. Well Run Dry; 11. Broken; 12. Jupiter


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