Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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Funk Schwey

Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Funk Schwey

When Funk Schwey formed in 2013, founders Isaiah Dobbs (bass/vocals) and Jacob Schwinghammer (keyboards) were teenagers attending high school, and neither they nor most of their fans were old enough to get into licensed clubs. Their first gig was at an outdoor basketball tournament. Soon, they became familiar faces in Vancouver’s underage art spaces.

In pursuit of the most electrifying show possible, the band throws all confines of genre out the window: funk influences meld with with modern pop, and R&B fuses with swaggering hip-hop and surging indie rock. Dobbs’ playful, velvet-voiced hooks provide the focal point for earworm dance tracks, while Schwinghammer adds sonic richness with his jazz-trained keys. Whether picking up the party with a G-funk banger or slowing things down with a sexy soul ballad, their focus never changes: “It’s all about groove,” Dobbs says. “We didn’t choose the genre. We just started playing music and it naturally turned out like that.”

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COCA-COLA STAGE

Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m.

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