This horn-powered, percussion-fueled hard funking band has burned up stages on four continents for over 17 funky years. With six studio albums and two Juno Award nominations (Canadian Grammys) under their belt the ride isn’t about to slow down.
For all the honing their studio craft, the Five Alarm Funk’s epic live show is still what defines the band. The sweat-drenched concerts are infused with an intense spirit of fun that breaks down barriers between band and audience and moves both into a manic dance party. Wild costumes, props, and choreography compliment the seriously tight arrangements of Gypsy-Rock, Afro-Funk, Reggae, Ska and Punk, to create all out, feel good, dance parties from the moment the music starts until the very last note. As Vancouver’s Georgia Straight put it “I lost control and went on a dance rampage… You guys blew my mind and body.”
That live show has taken Five Alarm Funk on dozens of North American coast to coast tours, performing at over 100 festivals in the last three years alone. The band has also begun to break ground abroad, with performances in Taiwan, Mexico, and a performance for international peacekeeping forces in Mali. Five Alarm Funk plans to keep the momentum going in 2022 with another busy summer of festivals including the 30TH annual ROOTSandBLUES.