Join us this week as we welcome the R&B/Soul/Funk band, Phat Phunktion. The band is a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students formed in 1996, have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the USA and around the world. A nine-piece tour de force that combines the polish of top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is today one of the most talked about bands in the Midwest. Their self-produced CDs have sold in the thousands, and their live shows sell-out virtually everywhere they perform. In their hometown of Madison, WI, they have been known to attract crowds of upwards of 5,000 people. Phat Phunktion has shared the stage with musical legends The Temptations, Tower of Power, WAR, Cameo, Morris Day and the Time, The Original “P” (featuring original members of Parliament), The Average White Band, Chick Corea, Taj Mahal, Rick James, Clyde Stubblefield, The Brothers Johnson, Soulive, Willy Porter, and Kool and the Gang. Their dynamic stage show and incredible musicianship have initiated thousands of faithful “Phatheads,” who are now spreading the word. Tim Whelan, the band’s frontman, is an accomplished solo artist as well, having orchestrated the string arrangement for the Oscar-winning song "El Otro Lado del Rio" by Jorge Drexler from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. He’s also contracted from time to time to compose/arrange music for the US Army. We will talk to Phat Phunktion about their schedule, get a behind the scenes look at their music, feature their latest songs, and ask them to share their message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Phat Phunktion at https://www.phatphunktion.com/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with them during the show (718) 766-4193. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.
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