FRI SEPT 20
AKITA is a 6 piece funk band out of Charlotte, NC started by drummer Patrick Buckley and bassist Zak Ferrell. Once you add in saxophonist Charlie Lamprecht, trombonist Dan Hamalainen, guitarist Sam Farnham and keyboardist Tomi Gulden their sound becomes an unstoppable force of funk that you can’t help but move to.
Taking cues from legendary funk bands such as James Brown, The Meters, Lettuce, Maceo Parker, Vulfpeck, Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Tower of Power and others they infuse a new twist on funk incorporating reggae and elements of funk-rock into their songs. They have curated their own party “Culture Shift” with the intention of growing their name in the local Charlotte scene and the southeast as a whole.