About

The Phatfunks

est. 2014
The Phatfunks are a group of 6 talented young musicians hailing from Victoria, Canada. Ranging in age from 16-19, the band attends local high schools, and the University of Victoria. They combine Old-school funk, R&B, and Jazz Fusion, with a rock-solid rhythm section laying the groundwork for powerful, tight horns, resulting in a groovy, infectious, and danceable sound, influenced by the likes of Maceo Parker, Parliament-Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy, and Lettuce. The group met while playing in a local Jazz training band, the UJAM Young All-Stars, and was formed in 2014, jamming on the weekends in Sascha’s parents’ practice shed. Since those days, they’ve gone on to perform many shows, from private events, to bars, to fundraisers, to local markets, or even school dances. During the summer, the group performs as a quartet, busking in downtown Victoria. Over 3 summers, the band has gained popularity as a staple in the Victoria busking scene, becoming known for their energetic and entertaining shows. Currently, the band is preparing for an EP/Video Project.

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Past Events

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20
Jun
2018
22:00
Panteón Rococó, Kingston Rudieska , Back Eddy and the Procrastinators, The Pha...
Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XIX kicks off June 20 with a FREE International Showc...
Free
Ship Point (Inner Harbour)
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05
May
2018
14:00 01:00
Jonnie 5 Brass Band, The Phatfunks, DJ Dundidit
On Saturday May 5, the GCG finale at the White Eagle Hall will take place in col...
White Eagle Polish Hall
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15
Oct
2017
The Phatfunks, Impulse Response, Snazzy Trio, Maria Manna, Tony Genge Organ Trio...
Come join us for an afternoon of great music in celebration of our campaign to m...
Free
Centennial Square
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25
Sep
2017
19:30
The Phatfunks
Sam Laramee (Keys/Guitar/Vocal) Owen Chow (Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocals) Rowan Fa...
$10-$15
Hermann's Jazz Club
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30
Aug
2017
The Choir, Wild Honey, The Phatfunks
The Oaklands Sunset Market returns on June 28th, 2017 and runs every Wednesday f...
Free
Oaklands Sunset Market
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24
Jul
2017
19:30
The Phatfunks
Sam Laramee (Keys/Guitar/Vocal) Owen Chow (Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocals) Rowan ...
$10-$15
Hermann's Jazz Club
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29
Jun
2016
20:30
The Phatfunks, Swingkey
This week, the theme of the Oaklands Sunset Market is Fuel Up for Fitness! Come ...
Free
Oaklands Community Association

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Sascha EnnsDrummer2014-present
Sam LarameeKeyboardist / Guitarist / Vocalist2014-present
Rowan FarintoshSaxophonist2014-present
Owen ChowTrumpet / Flugelhorn Player, Vocalist2014-present
Drew KsionzykGuitarist2014-present
Adam StothardBass Player / Guitarist2016-present

Past Members

NameRoleDates
Marvin ThieleBassist2014-2016
Amancio LerouxGuitarist2014-2015
Grace TimneyTrombonist2016-2017
Dante Andre-KahanGuitarist2016

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