Upcoming Events
The Holiday SPaNKtacular
A Yuletide Funk Explosion
Featuring SPaNK & Friends
Don Hill's
511 Greenwich St. (@ Spring St.)
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
$10 includes gifts, prizes, and nog
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November 2005....If you've never drank heavily-spiked egg nog while listening to rare Stovall Sisters' covers and grinding with three ladies tightly clad in Mrs. Claus getups, then be sure to check out our Holiday Spanktacular at Don Hill's on December 15th. Performing along with us will be our friends Joanna Fee, Sexcop, The Davenports, and Dan Binderman. Enthusiastically-dressed attendees will receive one of many gifts from Harry Hanukkah's Gift Bag.

October 2005....After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina (and losing all of their instruments), our friends The Hot 8 Brass Band are on a mission to "Save Our Brass". On Halloween night, they will march in the Village parade and then end up at Don Hill's in Soho, where we'll help them throw down the most kick-ass benefit party on record. Please join us for great music and a great cause.

September 2005....Ben Hoffstein (Clyde Coolidge) and Sam McIlvain (Slip Backbone) appear on Tryst's latest release, Hotel Two-Way. Pure tour de force. Get it at CD Baby or on iTunes.

August 2005....Joanna Fee (Dee Dee La Roq) has released her solo debut album "Blue Bird". It's the shiite - more details forthcoming.

Billy Preston (1946-2006)
Billy Preston (1946-2006)
What Is Hip (5:05)
Performed By SPaNK
Originally Performed By Tower Of Power
I Can't Get Next To You (4:59)
Performed By SPaNK
Originally Performed By Al Green
Root Down (4:55)
Performed by SPaNK
Originally Performed By Jimmy Smith
Sing A Simple Song (3:37)
Performed by SPaNK
Originally Performed By Sly & The Family Stone
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The Band
SPaNK is a hardcore funk & soul band based in New York City.
Chocolate Walt Lead Vocals,

Chocolate Walt
AKA Darryl Jefferson

Like a cross-dressing Moses Hightower with sonorously booming chops, Chocolate Walt remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma to his fans and bandmates.

Weapons Of Choice
Shure Beta 58, Extra-Large Drumstick.

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Clyde Coolidge Hammond Organ,
Ebony, Ivory

Clyde Coolidge
AKA Ben Hoffstein

Part Jimmy Smith/Part John Goodman, this minotaur of funk delivers a scathing reminder of just how untalented you are.

Weapons Of Choice
Nord Electro 73, White Russian.

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Slip Backbone Guitar, Atonal Vocalizations

Slip Backbone
AKA Sam McIlvain

The chops of Grant Green, the soul of Guitar Junior, the looks of Face from The A-Team. Stand back kid, no autographs.

Weapons Of Choice
Guild Six-String, White Jumpsuit.

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Hideshi Omachi Bass, Shodokan Aikido

Hideshi Omachi
AKA Basszilla

Silent, deadly, and ready to strike his low E at any moment, this earhole assassin spews funk venom like Larry Graham's pet velociraptor.

Weapons Of Choice
Vintage Fender, Dangling Cigarette.

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Eric Johnson Drums, Suspended Gong

Eric Johnson
AKA Eric Johnson

This Chicago wunderkind has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Angie Stone, Dru Hill, Chingy, Pras (The Fugees), Jackie Dustin, The Pentecostal Choir of Chicago, The Turks & Caicos Mass Choir and The Arkansas Mass Choir. If you clap on the 1 and 3 he will beat you senseless.

Weapons Of Choice
Drums, Ill-fitting tunic.

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Contributing Members
Dee Dee La Roq Vocals, Wigs
Dee Dee La Roq
Loretta Frankford Vocals, Tambourine
Loretta Frankford
Shareef Clayton Trumpet,
Shareef Clayton
Matt Garrison Saxophone,
Matt Garrison
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