BAR HARBOR — Boston funk/hip-hop/jazz ensemble Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket will return to College of the Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 12, for a night of dancing, jamming and fun. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center. Admission is $10 for the general public.
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket has taken the New England music scene by storm since its debut in 2009. The full-size ensemble has redefined the sound of classic funk, by slathering it with hip-hop, blending it with flavors of jazz, blues, rock and soul.
Hailing from Boston, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket is led by velvet-voiced front woman Kobi, emcee Micah Casey (a.k.a. “Big Daddy Disco”), and guitar slinger/vocalist Ryan Green (a.k.a “Funk McNasty”). The band’s all-original funk music is driven by the thunderous rhythm section of drummer Dave Share, bassist Joe Cesarz and percussionist Jim Schunemann.
The group’s hard-hitting pocket sound is rounded out by keyboardist Scotty King, and a horn section anchored by saxophonist Matt Oliphant, trombone player Rich Houghton, and trumpeter Bryan McCulloch.
Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket has toured throughout New England and the Tri-State area, appearing with artists including George Clinton & The 420 Funk mob, The Funky Meters, Tracy Bonham, Steve Kimock, The Rustic Overtones, The Everyone Orchestra (featuring members of Moe) and have worked with artists such as Galactic, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Mike “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton (Original P-Funk). Their single “You Make Me Feel (like Dancin’),” which was released on the band’s self-titled debut album, was named one of the top 100 songs of 2012 by The Boston Globe.