Halloween with Freekbass & The Bump Assembly
Friday, October 28
Doors 7pm . Show 8pm . Tickets $10
“Freekbass is the new spiritual warrior for the Funk” - Bootsy Collins
“…Virtuoso is a word that should be used rarely. But when discussing someone that oozes talent and skill like Cincinnati’s Freekbass (born Chris Sherman), we feel comfortable applying the noun…” New Times Broward-Palm Beach (December 2014)
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.
Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and TrueFire.com just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know”. In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics. In 2015 Freek released his next album, “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which was produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket’s Jim James/Ben Sollee) and includes P-Funk/Rubberband keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson, horn man Skerik, and Trey Anastasio Band vocalist/trumpet Jennifer Hartswick . Also, he was a part of London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving a master class and performing. Plus he will be doing extensive touring with his mainstay funk group, “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly” which also includes Big Bamn on drums and Dan Barger on saxophones and horns. He also signed with the esteemed label Ropeadope.
“Freekbass is still a magician because when he has a bass in his hands, magic happens. I have been drawn to his magic for years and I’m so grateful to shine a light onto all of his awesome.” - Taraleigh Weathers – Huffington Post Blogger
The Bump Assembly include Freekbass on Bass/Vox, P-Funk/Rubberband keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson on keys/synths and P-Funk’s Rico Lewis on Drums/Vox.
Watch & listen to Freekbass and the Bump Assembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqWLhKjYsCA