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Phat Phunktion

Madison, WI: As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. Combining the polish of Top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece tour-de-force that are one of the most revered live acts of the past 20 years. In their hometown of Madison, they have been known to attract crowds of 5,000 people and regularly sell out wherever they perform.

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“A talent for crafting strong, danceable tracks.” JazzTimes

“Horn-driven tour-de-funk by a band on the rise.” Rolling Stone

“They are quite simply the best dance machine to roll through the river city in a while.” Huntington Herald-Dispatch

“I was having Tower of Power flashbacks. Since 1976, I've been asking myself the cosmic question: ‘What is hip?’ Well now I know: Phat Phunktion.” Chattanooga Times

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