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Major Funk and the Employment

“Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans.” -Ken Bolton (What’s Up Yukon)

“Probably the most danceable band I can think  of.” -Angela Drainville, AAMF Producer (Yukon News)

Major Funk and the Employment is a hard-working group of dedicated musicians whose collective ambition is to deliver high quality danceables to the people. Founded in Whitehorse in 2014 by bassist Etienne Girard, the band mixes a strong and steadfast rhythm section with a colourful collection of guitars, horns, keyboards, and passionate vocals. Major Funk’s big and unique sound has headlined the Dawson City Music Festival, Atlin Arts and Music Festival, and has gotten crowds grooving throughout two Western Canadian tours to date. What’s Up Yukon has characterized Major Funk as “quirky but really smooth”. In early 2016 the band recorded a live album and video entitled “Hot Off The Floor” to capture their live energy and showcase their eclectic style and musicianship. Gig by gig, Major Funk and the Employment continue to bring their tight, bass-driven tunes to enthusiastic audiences far and wide.

The Major Funk roster:

Etienne Girard- bass

Fiona Solon- vocals

Adrian Burrill- trumpet and vocals

Lee Campese- drums

David Dugas- guitar

Glen Emond- guitar

Olivier de Colombel- saxophone

Andrea McColeman- keys

Selina Heyligers Hare- keys and vocals

Fred Osson- saxophone and vocals

Together, Major Funk and the Employment take pride in making people dance, with their infectious and inimitable sound to create incendiary performances.

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