NY Funk Exchange, Jane Lee Hooker

NY Funk Exchange

Jane Lee Hooker

Jahn Xavier and the Bowerytones, Karyn Kuhl

Wed, January 2, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

NY Funk Exchange - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
NY Funk Exchange
The New York Funk Exchange is a 9 piece original funk/soul band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Since its’ inception in 2007, the NYFE has played more than 200 electrifying live shows all over the United States, sharing the stage with artists like Fred Wesley & the New JB's, Galactic, Topaz, Melvin Seals, Martha and the Vandellas, Eddie Money, Damian Marley, Nas and many others.

The band’s sound, a body shaking mix of old school funk, jazz, soul and R&B is clearly heard throughout their 2009 debut album, The Funkonomic Stimulus Plan, which features legendary bassist Christian McBride. The record received rave reviews online and in magazines such as “Good Times,” “Relix” and “Upstate Live.” After two years on the road promoting the Stimulus Plan, the NYFE is now preparing for the much anticipated release of its’ sophomore album, expected to launch in fall 2012.

Besides headlining festivals throughout the Northeast, The New York Funk Exchange is currently touring the United States playing to packed houses hundreds of miles outside of their hometown of Brooklyn and performing live on radio shows like SIRIUSXM’s “Ron and Fez Show.” They also maintain a residency at Club Groove NYC in the West Village of Manhattan. With Serena’s strong, soulful vocals and the four piece “Wall Street Horns” section, the power and energy that the New York Funk Exchange puts forth during each live performance leaves audiences begging for more.
Jane Lee Hooker - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Jane Lee Hooker
"Jane Lee Hooker is a band of five women from New York City who take traditional blues on a fast and rough ride.

The band’s calling cards are songs by Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter and, of course, John Lee Hooker - all fed through double lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals.

These women are by no means new to the game. Between the five band members, they have decades of experience playing, recording and touring both nationally and internationally. Individually, the members of Jane Lee Hooker have played for thousands of fans while sharing bills with the likes of Motorhead, MC5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Deep Purple, among others. And they’ve played more club gigs in more cities than even they can believe.

So how’d this gang of pros finally find each other?

Guitarists Tracy and Tina honed their mutual love of blazing dual leads during their time together in Helldorado in the 90s. From there, Tracy joined Nashville Pussy, Tina joined Bad Wizard, and both women toured the world. But when their time with those bands ended, they realized they really missed the rush of trading guitar solos with each other and leaving audiences howling with joy and disbelief.

But first they needed a band.

They quickly recruited Mary, who played bass with Tracy in the early 90s punk band the Wives. Melissa sat behind the drum kit and got the nod before she even finished slamming out the first song of her audition. And no singer in the entire city can bring a crowd to its knees harder or faster than Dana Danger Athens.

The band is a loud, blistering blues monster capable of whispering in your ear before stomping on your heart.

Are you ready? It’s time to get a load of Jane Lee Hooker."
Jahn Xavier and the Bowerytones - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Karyn Kuhl - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com