Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles Return to Brooklyn (2/10/17, The Hall at MP)
After packing the Brooklyn Bowl on Thanksgiving weekend, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles are slated to return to their hometown of Brooklyn on Friday, February 10th, for a highly anticipated follow-up performance at The Hall at MP. For those new to the band, Cory Henry is the soulful organist and jazz pianist of the two time Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Snarky Puppy. In 2014 Henry embarked on a few notable solo musical endeavors, first releasing his debut album, First Steps, in July, and then forming the initial framework of The Funk Apostles in December. Since that time Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles have traveled across the globe to cities like London and Monaco to showcase music of eclectic influences and painstaking precision.
“A collective of funk-crazed soothsayers,” and a “powerful, slick, and raucous new brand of funk,” are just a couple different ways music enthusiasts have described Cory’s young band. At the Brooklyn Bowl in November, a memorable moment of music came when The Funk Apostles performed a futuristic funk refurbishment of Prince’s “1999.” Henry’s resonating vocal rendition paired with the band’s electric funk ‘re-composition’ breathed fresh new life into this apocalyptic classic that nearly blew the roof off the Bowl.
The Funk Apostles nearly sold out that show in November, and with The Hall at MP housing a significantly smaller capacity, you can expect an intimate sold out performance in February. With this anticipated attendance in mind, CEG has released a batch of presale tickets to Nolafunk email subscribers (sign up here for a presale code), and tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, December 9th at 12pm via TicketWeb. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of The Funk Apostles at the Brooklyn Bowl (photo credit: Capacity Images).