November 15, 2005
Funkabilly @ the Venice
With a little late-notice, the early-'90s funk/rock band Funkabilly is making an appearance at the Venice Cafe tonight, one of their regular haunts a decade ago. The six-piece will take the "stage" of the Benton Park landmark around 10 o'clock and will take things out until closing time.
Tonight's reunion version will include all six key members, including: Dominic Schaeffer, vocals, sax; Benet Schaeffer, drums; Mark Gray and Angelo Ranzini, guitar; Fo Jammi, keyboards; and Tracy Wynkoop, bass. Combined the group played in (and still play in) dozens of acts around town.
In a quick reminder to fans, Benet Schaeffer (now of the group Gumbohead, among others) is self-deprecating: "We all truly hope you can make it. The frequency of shows is decreases as our age increases, and our faces get creases."