Big soul and tight groove!
Funky Finns is a new Finnish soul band, known to many for their fierce line-up and the amazing streamed songs and videos released during the pandemic. On this concert tour, Funky Finns are collaborating with the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, and for the first time the band’s music will be heard arranged for big band.
Vocal soloists are Mikko Pettinen and Antti Kleemola on lead vocals and Onni Lonka on guitar. The energetic rapper Bentality, who also appeared on Funky Finn’s album, will also make his contribution to the concert.
Funky Finn’s music combines soul, funk, pop, afro and jazz, and their lyrics address important topics such as anti-racism, gender equality, mental illness among young people and the power of co-operation.
The band’s music has been described as an energetic, human soul. Atmospheric vocals are an important part of the songs, as is the horn section, which is very powerful in this set. The band’s highly acclaimed debut album United Souls was released in spring 2023.
Ed Partyka conducts, concert time 2 hours, including intermission.
Organiser: Porvoo Art Factory Foundation