Hang with Tuber at the Bridge

Tuber is creating Vancouver Island's original funk

THE BRIDGE LOUNGE welcomes Tuber to be the entertainment this Saturday night.

THE BRIDGE LOUNGE welcomes Tuber to be the entertainment this Saturday night.

Tuber is creating Vancouver Island’s original funk.

The band’s membership brings a rich mix of musical histories but it is the funk that brings them together. Some influences are: James Brown, P-Funk, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Marvin Gaye. Tuber sounds like: Me’shell meets Public Enemy over at Sly Stone’s house to watch Soul Train.

Bringing wit and passion to the songwriting, Tuber merges lyrics both sublime and ridiculous with their potent brand of funk.

In the summer of 2010 they released their self titled debut CD, recorded with Zak Cohen at Woodshop Studio in Duncan.

Tuber’s live shows are a high energy stomp with a deep, powerful groove, keeping audiences on the dance floor all night.

The headliner on Friday at this summer’s Islands Folk Fest, Tuber is becoming the stuff of legend here in the Cowichan.

Tuber is: Darrell Keeler (Dick Tater): bass, vocals; Dave Hibbert (Mojo Rhizome): guitar, lap steel, vocals, Shelley (Sweet Potato) Brown: vocals, crowd wrangler, Dave Klasen (HD, Yam Jam): drums.

Tuber performs this Saturday at the Bridge Lounge in Courtenay.

— Bridge Lounge