“MudFunk is a hard working professional act with a captivating sound and stage presence. They are dedicated to creating original soul music. The powerful vocals and irresistible grooves make them a musical force to be reckoned with!
We have personally booked MudFunk for our festival and they have always delivered a wonderful performance. An amazing group of artists on and off the stage. We are encouraged and excited to have artists like MudFunk in the BC scene and would love to see even more successes come their way. They definitely deserve it!” - Kris Hargrave, co-founder ponderosa music festival
Drawing from classic and contemporary R&B, funk and soul, MudFunk are united by their love of inspiring music, moving you from within and keeping those hips and hearts movin. “We love how soul music tells an honest story whatever the theme may be. For me I write alot about heart break, triumph and all the things in between when in love and relationship. This is the place I draw inspiration from.” says lead vocalist and lyricist Adriana Parejas.
MudFunk is :
Adriana Parejas – lead vocals
Larisa Sanders – background vocals
Rachel Strobl - background vocals
William Lloyd – guitar
Chris Couto – drums
Cole Tinney – keyboards
Scott Archibald – bass
MudFunk have been successfully establishing themselves in the Vancouver area packing venues such as Guilt and Co, The Railway Stage and Beer Cafe and The Fox. They have been able to draw an audience that touches youth to those who have been listening to soul and rnb music since Aretha Franklin. They are slated to release 2 new singles plus music videos in May and November of 2019 followed by their first BC wide tour. Their vision to record a full length album by 2020 and do a cross Canada tour.
Past performances include Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest, Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, as well as opening for soul legend Booker T. Jones at the Vogue Theatre. They also had the opportunity to perform at Ponderosa Festival in August 2018 sharing stages with K-OS, Little Destroyer, The Funk Hunters and Yukon Blonde.
MudFunk recently made its debut in film with their songs “Waiting” and “I went down to pray” by being featured in a drama film with Reel One Productions for potential release on Lifetime Networks.
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"The last two years working with MudFunk was one of the most inspiring experiences I've had as a presenter and lover of music in quite some time. Vancouver's MudFunk were one of the most passionate group of individuals I've had the pleasure of working with. We shared a mission and a vision and that was to work towards bringing Stax Records & Lifetime Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Booker T. Jones to The Vogue Theatre in the winter of 2016. MudFunk were the guests of honour at The Vogue Theatre alongside upcoming blues prodigy Jesse Roper. Later that same year we also presented them at Victoria's 17th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival. Musically the band creates R&B and funk inspired through their everyday life experiences and modelled after some of their most coveted musical heroes. We are grateful to have a band that follows in the footsteps of the larger R&B bands circa the 70s to present day." - Dane Roberts, Founder and Curator of The Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival.
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