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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.

In 2003, Rolling Stone singled out Phat Phunktion as a “band on the rise.” During the same year, they won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award, or WAMI, for “Best R&B Band.” In May 2003, a panel of Billboard Magazine judges selected the band as one of six acts to perform at the DiscMakers’ Independent Music World Series, Midwest regional final, where they funked up the Elbo Room in Chicago. Of the six finalists, Phat Phunktion and Chicago’s Orbert Davis took top honors. The band has appeared numerous times at the Madison Blues Festival, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and the House of Blues in Chicago, with a myriad television and radio appearances to their credit, including “The Jenny Jones Show” and Michael Feldman’s “Whad’ya Know?”

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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

Discography

Live at the High Noon

Live at the High Noon

Self Produced
2017

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Real Life .:. High Fidelity

Real Life .:. High...

Phat Phunktion
2011

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Don't Destroy The Funk

Don't Destroy The Funk

Phat Phunktion
Live at the High Noon

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