Monday, July 12, 2010
‘Essential’ funk group Con Funk Shun comes to Cache Creek
BROOKS, Calif. – A show by the funky group Con Funk Shun is always packed with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. Even after 35-years in the music industry, these veterans never fail to wow their audiences. With their library of dance party hits and romantic ballads, the 70s and 80s superstars who got their start in Vallejo will return to Northern California with a stop at Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 stage on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.
Through their memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and guitar woven grooves, Con Funk Shun has at times been identified as the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted four consecutive Gold and one Platinum album, and their 20 hit singles included eight Top Ten R&B Hits and one #1 R&B smash between 1977-1986. This is a resume any band would be proud of.
With finesse and consistency, they legitimized those who followed them, and countless rap and hip-hop samples exposed them to a new generation. In response to this new exposure, albums like the” Best of Con Funk Shun" have been re-released multiple times. It’s this type of fan enthusiasm that encouraged the band to return to the stage.
Their recognizable stable of hits includes "Sho Feels Good To Me," "Confunkshunizeya," "Ffun," "Shake And Dance With Me," “Chase Me," "Got To Be Enough," "Bad Lady," "Too Tight," "Baby I'm Hooked (Right into Your Love)," "Ms. Got-The-Body,” "Electric Lady," "I'm Leaving Baby," "Burnin' Love," and "Throw It Up, Throw It Up." Guests of the show will be sure to hear some of these chart topping hits on the Club 88 stage just as they sounded when they originally climbed the charts.
“My sound has stayed essential because the guys and I still actively tour,” says Con Funk Shun’s Michael Cooper. “My musical inspiration comes from my audience, my family and from life. My sound has fueled a generation and that same generation fuels my sound.”
Tickets are available now through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com or by phone: (800) 225-2277 or at: www.CacheCreek.com or Cache Creek Casino Resort at the guest services desk for $45, $35, and $25.