Universal Funk Order and Atlas Gray – Free Anniversary Show! – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington – Wilmington, DE – April 1st, 2016

Universal Funk Order and Atlas Gray - Free Anniversary Show!

*5th Anniverary Celebration*

Universal Funk Order and Atlas Gray - Free Anniversary Show!

Spokey Speaky

Fri · April 1, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington

Free

This event is all ages

We’re celebrating World Cafe Live at the Queen’s fifth anniversary with a free Friday night of funky fun!

Universal Funk Order
Universal Funk Order
What’s better than enjoying funky live music with friends the night before Thanksgiving? How about we make it free for all to attend? Sounds good to us!

Universal Funk Order is 100%, straight no chaser, hot, groovy, in your face, this-is-what-I'm-talking-about, all original, FUNK. The 7 piece band, hailing from Newark, Delaware, takes the perfect mix of sounds from all sides of the spectrum, twists it with originality and spunk, and personally delivers the product to you, the people. This is the fresh, revived sound of 21st century funk, folks.
Atlas Gray
Atlas Gray
Rumor has it that Sir Tembo (headmaster of a school for wayward boys) took four of his most troubled enrollees on a safari to the Serengeti….a well-meaning attempt to further their worldly awareness. Soon after their arrival, and in the depths of late night darkness, the boys deceptively abandoned the tutorial voyage and scurried out of camp in pursuit of their own cultural expedition. Haplessly, a few hours into the next morning’s light they were tragically abducted by native tribesman, caged in the center of a remote village and left with little to ponder less their eventual fate.

In no more than a week’s time, our captives frightfully witnessed a merciless midnight raid on the village by a band of rogue elephants. Dubbed by the tribe’s elders as “The Grays” and their leader as “Atlas” (a bull beyond massive proportions) the pachydermic gang raged havoc and destruction beyond imaginable description. The boys additionally discovered the attack was somewhat common and the tribe, obviously, had yet to devise the means to avert their repetitive tormentors.

Quick minded, the boys drew from the age old adage that “music calms the most savage of beasts” and devised an ingenious scheme that would hopefully provide a mutually beneficial resolve. Incorporating hollowed logs and materials stripped from their penal stockade, they hastily fashioned crude percussive and string instruments, composed a repertoire of mesmerizing melodies with intertwined pulsating rhythms……and then sat in wait.

Upon the next assault, the boys immediately began to perform with unbridled passion and conviction. Low and behold, the ingenious plan proved to be astonishingly effective….the bull became joyously hypnotized and the herd followed suit. The plunder became a party and sublime harmony prevailed.

Above the most imaginable expectation, the elders were so gratefully impressed they not only released their captives, but also pulled bartered resources to provide the lads’ safe passage back to the US. Well, you can easily imagine where the continuation of this fable leads us. Being wayward, devilish and in lieu of desiring conservative careers, the boys (Alex, Adam, Andy and Stoltz) were surrealistically convinced. Music was undeniably their salvation and taking this magical band to the street was nothing short of inevitable destiny.

So what to call the new adventure?

The unanimous decision….ATLAS GRAY.
Spokey Speaky
Spokey Speaky
Spokey Speaky is a band out of Wilmington, DE that aims to spread the positive vibes of reggae music through its soulful, high energy live performances. Playing a wide range of reggae classics from the old school to the new, the goal of the members is to sastify and entertain reggae fans, while enlightening those who may not have been exposed to the genre otherwise. We have had the honor of opening for many of reggae's living legends including Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond and many more. We have also had the honor of being the local reggae representatives at Wilmington's own People's Festival: A Tribute to Bob Marley for six years running. With an emphasis on emotion and musicianship, Spokey Speaky delivers a live performance that refuses to be ignored and simply cannot be replicated.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/