Meet the Band: Funky Business

Based out of Northern Colorado, Funky Business always has one goal in mind when they perform – to make people dance. The band crosses many genres and decades to achieve this mission. Ahead of their June 15th debut on the Lagoon Concert stage, we were able to ask the members of Funky Business a few questions to get to know the band better.

How do you feel when you are performing on stage for a big crowd?

Performing on stage for any size audience is exhilarating, but a larger crowd is especially fun because there’s so much more joy and energy when a lot of people come together for live music. We just really love to entertain.

Which artists have had the biggest impact on you as a band?

We’ve been influenced by a number of world-famous artists like Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and many others. We also look up to many local artists who have a huge influence on the Northern Colorado music scene, such as Guerrilla Fanfare, 12 Cents for Marvin and The Burroughs.

What has been your most memorable performance ever? Please elaborate.

Every gig is an experience to remember, especially when we perform for so many weddings and events. One that really stands out is actually a performance where we never got to play. Last Summer, we were all set up and sound-checked at the Windsor Summer Concert Series. About 2 minutes before the downbeat, the wind started howling and the clouds opened up and dumped the heaviest rain and pounding hail we’ve ever seen. We didn’t have enough time to pack away all our gear so everything was soaked, especially us. There was nowhere to hide. The hail was blowing into the shelter sideways and pelting us underneath tarps and umbrellas. It felt like a typhoon.

What does it mean to you to be able to perform for the Northern Colorado community at the Lagoon?

We’ve wanted to play at the Lagoon ever since our band started in 2017. It’s such a gorgeous setting for live music. We perform for many weddings and private events, so it’s really great when we are able to play in public for all our friends. The lovely people of Northern Colorado are incredibly supportive of live music and we’re grateful and honored to be part of it.

What advice would you give your past self when you were first starting out?

If you work hard and spend time preparing in advance, gig day is all about the fun.

What are you looking forward to more now that the Lagoon Summer Concert Series is back at CSU’s Lagoon?

We are so excited that live music is back in full after pandemic shutdowns and people are coming out in droves for entertainment. Every atmosphere we’ve experienced since then has been electric. People are so happy to be out again and we absolutely love performing in front of smiling faces!

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