Wishing you a Warm and Safe Christmas & a Funky New Year!
Funk Opus at Banfields!
Friday Nov. 4, 8:30pm Ann Arbor, MI
Playfully known as Shockashe/MVP, performs Background, Co-Lead, and Lead Vocals. Born in Albion, Michigan, she began singing in choir as a youth in church and school. She has been singing both professionally and as a hobby since then. Sheila developed her love for all types of music through her father’s influence and from the diverse ethnic background of her home town. She is known for her Smooth and Melodic Sound.
From the age of 3, after discovering Prince, music has been his life. He hasn’t looked back since! A self taught guitar player at the age of 12. Over the years he has dabbled with the bass and drums. Frank has played in select bands around the Metro Detroit area. His musical influences are wide ranging from Prince and Jimi Hendrix to Bob Marley, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Laura Nyro. He embodies his Mentors in Sight and Sound!
Funk Opus kept the dance floor jumping Friday night at Banfield’s Bar Ann Arbor!
Check out video clips thanks to our guests! @funkopuslive
Funk Opus was part of a grand night at the Black & Gold charity ball!
Thank you Alpha Phi Alpha!
Phil began playing music 10 yrs. old, starting on saxophone by the teaching of Mark Fernandez. He also played with his junior high marching band on drums, In the high school jazz band as the lead alto sax player and later as jazz bass player. At that time he and Paul Bonam started a band, entering shows for awards and record contracts. Winning a local contest to be on a Hollywood show titled ” Big Breaks” by Natalie Cole.
Throughout the years Phil has crafted his skills on 4, 5 and 6 string bass, drums and keyboard. He has recorded and played with great musicians, such as Kevin Mccord, Andrea Austin, Paul Bonam, Mike Bynes, Rod Byrd, John Unger and Rayse Biggs. His musical influences include Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Jaco, Victor Wooten & Wayman Tisdale.
As Director and Bass player for Funk Opus, he keeps the Groove in the Pocket and the Band Tight!
Funk Opus has been busy rehearsing for the Black & Gold Ball. Tickets are still available