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Funk’n groove performer Papa Josh returns Friday to The Royal

By Contributor
September 27th, 2012

 Papa Josh returns to the Royal in Nelson, Friday (September 28) bringing his full on Funk Experience. It’s also Papa’s offi cial Birthday FUNK-splosion, celebrating creativity, imagination, artistic expression, good vibes and all the best things Libras have to offer.

Special guest, The Man in Havana, will be spinning dance grooves throughout the night to keep the party raging.

A virtuosic jazz musician with incredible passion and feel for Funk, Papa Josh rocks dancefl oors live, on the spot, with guitars, bass, percussion, electronic drums, midi controllers, gritty soulful vocals and a brilliant imagination. His bass and guitar skills are superb, his beats make bodies get down.

With intelligent lyricism and uplifting showmanship, Papa Josh whips the crowd into frenzy.

Heralded by his mentor, reknown guitarist Fareed Haque, as “Funk, funky, Papa Josh”, PJ mezmerizes the crowd with his hard grooving guitar skills alone.

Yet, his leads exist within an amazing framework of artistry and talent. Countless musical gems bring Papa Josh fans coming back to experience what else the musical wizard has up his sleeve.

Papa Josh’s inspired original funk sounds like what you want to hear. His new full length release, “The River Time”, pulses and bumps with infectious groove.

Former bandmate and Los Angeles session drummer Ryan Krieger is featured on seven of the album’s fourteen tracks.

All the rest of the sounds heard throughout are Papa Josh.

Compositionally superb from beginning to end, each listen exposes more of the subtle nuances that make this album more than great. It’s bound to be a timeless part of BC music history.

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