Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown
unk/Groove band The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown is made up of more than 90 members of well-known funk bands such as George Clinton & P-Funk, Kool and the Gang, and the Derek Trucks Band. On a rotating schedule, these artists bring their talent and expertise to bring great music to the masses. Founded by John Heintz, John-Paul Miller, and Derrick Johnson, the Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown is a band that is bringing the funk back for both young and old to groove too.
On the first song that shares a name with the band, guitars, horns, organ, and drums come together to bring a big sound that is catchy, funky, and spirited. Each musician’s talent is apparent, and the composition flawless. The song is upbeat, memorable, and gets your head bobbing. On “Include Me,” it starts out with a funky, guitar scratch and organ. This song includes vocals, with the female vocalist singing with a mellow voice with just the right amount of grit to complement the awesome and gutsy guitars and brass. She sings about a man that doesn’t want to make love to her and instead goes out all night to hook up with other women. The anger of the lyrics is heard in the vocals and in the thrashing guitars and drums. “College Funk,” which won Song of the Year honors at the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, is a great song with on-point funk guitar playing and spirited instrumentation. Everything flows together perfectly, and it’s obvious these musicians enjoy jamming together and have loads of talent.
The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown is a band offering music lovers great Funk/Groove music on their LP “Volume 1.” This group of musicians has been in the music business for a long time and has enjoyed success in their respective bands. With all of that talent brought together, nothing but magic could have come from this. The music is catchy, funky, awesome, and enjoyable to listen to. Be prepared to be taken back to the funk of the 70′s while listening to this great band!