The origin of The Funk Children was a scene straight out of
The Blues Brothers movie. A tavern-owner in Prarieville,
Louisiana, wanted to hire Ernest Scott for a special occasion,
and calls were made to form a band. All of the players were
prominent musicians; they all knew each other and had played
with each other in the past. But they had never played
together as a group.
Each player arrived with some sense of trepidation. The
building was nondescript and unmarked, and none of the
players were sure they had arrived at the right venue. They
set up their gear in a corner and patched together a
rudimentary public address system. The patrons of the
establishment watched politely.
The magic began with an impromptu sound check. One of the
players struck a single chord, and the band began to play. The
distinctive rhythmic chemistry of the players was immediately
apparent. The band played that single chord for several
minutes. The patrons took notice. The players took notice as
well—each amazed by how easily the music had come and by
how unique it sounded.
The show was a foregone conclusion. The band fell naturally
together into a boiling cauldron of funk topped by the
legendary, incendiary vocals of Ernest Scott. The place came
unglued; the patrons danced on tabletops and roared their
approval after each song. Ernest Scott and The Funk Children
This group of musicians have been playing music for a number
of years. Their talent will surely amaze you. If you are looking
for a party or just ready to sit back, relax and enjoy some
GOOD music, you've got to check these guys out! And you
MUST have on your dancing shoes, because once the music
starts, you won't be able to sit down.
This band has a outstanding chemistry with each other that
helps bring out the best sounds of Motown and some good Old
Soul Music. You will hear tunes from Otis Redding, Marvin
Gaye, Temptations, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett,
James Brown and many more.
We are here for any occasion that you are celebrating.
Nothing is too big or too small! If you are really wanting to
have a good time and party, call on us!!
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