Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo. As devoted fans of bluegrass, traditional music, and folk music, we were drawn to the murky ethical themes of the murder ballad form and to its enduring nature. Many of the earliest examples are the sole surviving records of victims of violent crimes. Oftentimes murder ballads capture the essence and atmosphere of a dark, lawless and violent frontier. Northern Ontario, although never romanticized in the way that the Wild West or the far north during the gold rush era were, was once such a place - with a wealth of stories and characters. The lack of mythology associated with Northern Ontario is troubling, and thus we felt it our responsibility to create our own mythology.
The band are all fully qualified musicians with extensive experience of the music business and live circuit. The band deliver a professional, no fuss, entertainment experience with an up to date, evolving set list that encompasses a broad variety of styles. From the latest chart successes to fresh takes on classics, The Funktones are sure to have something that accommodates for all tastes.
Event: Murder Murder, The Funktones
Date: Saturday 28th May 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Friday 25th May
THE DIVERSIONS, RADIO PACHUCO, JAMIE RODDEN, IBBY
Saturday 26th May
HEEBIE JEEBIES, MAD FERRET, THE HOUSE ROCKERS, GED HANLEY TRIO
Monday 28th May
Open Mic Night