May 7th, 2014

Local Bow Valley residents and musicians, Funk ‘n Disorderly, have been playing together for over 20 years and are household names in pubs and bars in both Canmore and Banff.  

Why do you love Banff?

We’ve all lived in Banff or Canmore for the last 20 years and have been playing together for almost that long.  The Bow Valley has a really close-knit music community and it’s awesome to be a part of that. Having all played in different bands over the years, each member of Funk ‘n Disorderly is known around the Bow Valley.

Where can someone catch a gig of yours (other than Sunshine this weekend)?

You’ll catch us playing at bars and restaurants throughout Canmore and Banff on any given weekend. We play pretty regularly at Wild Bill’s in Banff, but can be found at numerous different drinking holes throughout the Bow Valley.  

How would you best describe your sound?

We’ve been called “Banff’s best party band” which means we cater to the crowd. That means we play anything from funk, to reggae, to rock ‘n roll and maybe even come country. All of this happens organically; we just watch the crowd and follow their lead.

What’s it like to perform on an outdoor stage in the Rocky Mountains?

Performing at Sunshine Village is like doing a gig on top of the world. Outdoor concerts are a lot of fun and the mountain scenery is amazing. Being able to share our music at a venue like this is a privilege.

This is your second year in a row performing at the Sunshine Spring Concert Series. What does this opportunity mean to you?

Because we’ve all been members of the Bow Valley community for so long, it’s wonderful to be a part of a favourite pastime of many of us. We are thrilled to be a part of the line-up again this year. It’s another opportunity to show everyone what we’ve got.  

Funk ‘n Disorderly is the third act featured in the 2014 Sunshine Village Spring Concert Series. Catch them on the Pepsi stage this Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th. These live shows can be enjoyed by anyone with a lift ticket or season’s pass. Non-skiers may also purchase a gondola-only ticket to reach the concert area, located in the heart of Sunshine Village. 

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