New Orleans-based funk band Big Sam’s Funky Nation release the video for their new track “PokeChop”.The lively and colorful video on the streets of New Orleans is the perfect companion to the song’s simmering beat punctuated by seventies-style synths that give way to lively horns, handclaps and howls. “PokeChop” is off the band’s upcoming album Songs in the Key of Funk to be released on May 4, 2018 tying into their performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. PRESS HERE to watch and PRESS HERE to pre-order the album.
“I wanted the video to reflect the song. The dancing, the colors, the vibe… everything is how it should be. This is my first video ever, so I’m pretty excited about it! Funk is well & alive!” – Big Sam
Big Sam’s Funky Nation recently released their first track “Buzzin,'” off the upcoming album which premiered on Relix. The song shimmies from talkbox into swaggering clean guitars, all while painting a vivid picture of hot and heavy love at first sight on the dance floor. PRESS HERE to listen.
Against the backdrop of Crescent City, Big Sam’s Funky Nation released five fan favorite albums and quietly developed a devout following. Powered by jaw-dropping technical talent and uncontainable energy on stage, their performances have become the stuff of legend. Big Sam ensures you’re not just a part of the crowd, but “a part of the show dancing and singing along.”Beyond standout sets at the likes of Voodoo Music + Experience and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Austin City Limits, to name a few.
photo credit: Willow Haley
“Big Sam” Williams (trombone, lead vocals), Drew Baham (trumpet, vocals), Jerry Henderson(bass), Keenan McRae (guitar), Alfred Jordan (drums), and Kendrick Marshall (keys) are also gearing up to go on tour and are performing at various festivals this summer.
Stay tuned for more new music and in the meantime, for more info on Big Sam’s Funky Nation, please visit www.bigsamsfunkynation.com
To watch “PokeChop” video, PRESS HERE