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The Pamlico Sound

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Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of high-energy, authentic funk and soul music, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original contemporary songs and performances, while drawing inspiration from legends like Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The joyful interplay between band and audience combine to create the “Jive Church”: a non-religious, theatrical/interactive experience inspired by the Black Baptist churches of the south—with everyone moving, shouting and shaking in a celebration of the uplifting power of Pure Funk'n Soul.

An 11 piece band with four dynamic lead vocalists and a killer horn section riding atop a precision rhythm section of bass, drums, guitar, keys and percussion, TPS works like a well-oiled dance party machine. The audience is always part of the show with sing-alongs, call-and-response chants and singing parts, dance-offs, and a call for congregants to come forward and get “Baptized in The Funk”—a “ceremony” that’s a lot more sanitary than it might sound!

Through many headlining shows at major Front Range venues like the Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, Bluebird Theater and Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, along with festival appearances at FoCoMX, The Underground Music Showcase, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Longmont Winter Walkabout, Lafayette Music Festival and more, the band has built a large and dedicated following. TPS have received enthusiastic press coverage in Westword, Marquee Magazine, Rooster, Colorado Music Buzz, Yellow Scene and more, been featured guests on podcasts like All That Jam and Pink Sofa Hour, and received radio play on 105.5 The Colorado Sound, KBCO, KGNU and Radio 1190.

Currently recording their next album at Color Red Studios in Denver, The Pamlico Sound are adding tour dates through the summer and fall of 2024, with currently confirmed slots at FoCoMX, headlining the Boulder Creek Festival on Memorial Day weekend, Foothills Mall (Fort Collins) Summer Concert Series, various block parties and club dates. Shows are always being added and announced on Facebook, Instagram and the band’s website (see below).

The soon to be released lead single from The Pamlico Sound’s upcoming album asks the musical question “What Will You Do For The Funk?” Well, you don’t have to do a whole lot, fortunately. Open your heart and mind, get on the dance floor, loosen up them shoulders—and The Funk will do the rest. Since it’s not a religion, it’s not a promise, just an invitation to come and see what the chant from another song from TPS.s next album is talking about when it says what The Funk will do for you:


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