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Galactic

28th March 2018 - Wednesday 20:00

Galactic, Louisiana’s sensational funk, hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz artists are bringing their signature sounds to Marquee Theater!

The band was formed in New Orleans in 1994 (under the moniker Galactic Prophylactic) and it's been through a few line-up changes since then. It currently consists of guitarist Jeff Raines, bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, Hammond organist Rich Vogel, saxophonist Ben Ellman, and vocalist Corey Henry. They were influenced by many genres such as hip hop, electronic, world music, rock, blues and jazz. They were inspired by the artists in the New Orleans funk scene such as The Meters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Professor Longhair. Their musical style started off as funk, but over the years it evolved to a contemporary blend of hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz. The band’s also renowned for inviting other New Orleans’ musicians to perform with them. They’ve also toured with Live, Counting Crows, the Allman Brothers Band, The Roots, Fusebox Funk, Widespread Panic, B.B. King, Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing), Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious), and Jurassic 5. They’ve had a stellar career with 11 studio albums and their music has been featured on the soundtrack of the video game Infamous 2

Don’t miss your chance to see the artists who managed to appeal to both traditionalists and modernists with their unique blend of funk, hip hop, electronica, fusion, and jazz! Click the button below to see Galactic on Wednesday, March 28th!

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