Ring in the New Year with Local Funk Heroes Deep Banana Blackout at StageOne

Deep Banana Blackout is one of the most powerful musical forces on the current East Coast underground funk, jazz, and jam scenes. In Connecticut they are at the top.

Get ready for the best two-night New Year’s Eve show in the area. Led by the incredible funk singer Jen “Pipes” Durkin, Deep Banana includes Jen’s brother Johnny Durkin on wild percussion and Fuzz Sangiovanni, the amazingly energetic lead guitarist known for his Flea-like onstage acrobatics. The ever-funky band members have spawned numerous other CT bands including the Latin powerhouse the Cosmic Jibaros, The Durkins and the dazzling Caravan of Thieves.

Deep Banana Blackout has performed their show to sold-out audiences at national music festivals and venues around the country including NYC’s Irving Plaza, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans. Their non-stop touring and marathon shows prove that this is a band that loves what they do. They are followed by a core audience of DBB fans, known as “the Funk Mob”. These dedicated fans — like deadheads and phishheads — will travel wherever the band is to help spread the energy that the band conveys.

Aside from their canon of highly acclaimed material, this eight-piece musical outfit is notorious for performing songs by of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Parliament Funkadelic, Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Led Zeppelin, and The Meters. The band is a favorite at summer festivals, a mainstay at The Vibes, and brings a hardcore dance party to every show. Deep Banana Blackout is on a mission to create and perform music that makes the band and audience collapse in an exhausted heap of ecstatic bliss.

The best way to experience this New Year’s Eve is to start the party the night before and just not stop. Spend it with DBB and you’ll never forget it.

Deep Banana Blackout

Date: Friday and Saturday, December 30 & 31
Doors: Fri., 7:00 PM; Sat., 8 PM
Show: Fri., 7:30 PM; Sat., 9 PM
Venue: StageOne 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824
Tickets: Fri., $55; Sat., $75, including champagne toast and first drink.

Member Discount: Fri., $5; no discount Sat. Buy tickets: Box Office: 203.259.1036 or buy online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org

FTC on the Horizon: Upcoming Shows to Watch Out For

Thu., Jan. 5 @ StageOne: Sam’s Big Funky Nation: Urban funk from ex-Dirty Dozen Brass Band trombonist
Sat., Jan. 7 @ StageOne: Darian Cunning: Local soul singer with serious guitar chops
Sun., Jan. 8 @ StageOne: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Original swing-inspired music Sat., Feb. 18 @ The Klein: Foreigner: Notorious arena and classic rockers

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