The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together for six years and have played on stages across the U.S and around the world. The band is comprised of musicians and producers who have worked with some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Talib Kweli, Chris Dave, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possess a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.
The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member’s musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. They are currently touring internationally and working on new music for their 4th album.
Their second album “Meta-Musica” held the #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts for over a week. They played for sold out audiences across Europe in April 2016 on their first tour overseas.
Seryn is a multi-talented band formed in Denton, Texas. This young band started their career playing shows around Texas but has since been on multiple, very successful nation-wide tours. Following a recent move to Nashville, Seryn is more driven and unified than ever.
Seryn’s first album, “This is Where We Are,” received praise for the bands natural ability to layer guitars, ukulele, accordion, violin, banjo, percussion, and bass. Seryn’s live shows proved that their musical ability extended outside of the studio. Their perfect harmonies and natural musical talent ensured that Seryn was going to be a success.
Since the release of their first album, Seryn has gone through some changes. The band moved to Nashville, changed management, and became an independent band, but the change has only solidified the direction of the band and their hopes for the future. Seryn’s second album, “Shadow Shows,” was released earlier this year and has led them to more fans and more success. Their live shows have continued to improve, and crowds are amazed at this band’s ability to captivate an audience of any size. We are excited to welcome Seryn back to Grand Stafford Theater!
Don’t miss your chance to see this awesome Texas-raised band. Get your tickets to see their show on Thursday, October 15 with Votary here.