Blues-infused psychedelic soulfunk
Zoofunkyou is a genre-bending blues-funk phenomenon who have brought their quick-witted sonic expressionism and meaningful melodic lyrics to audiences all around the country. Based in Chicago, Zoofunkyou’s gumbo of finely crafted musical elements is a recipe that they’ve been working to perfect since 2013 with different ingredients and instrumentalists interspersed along the way. Zoofunkyou (or “Zoofü”) is dedicated to spreading love through music and creating inclusive events where people from all walks of life can feel safe and bring the emotional gratitude the band exudes from the stage home with them. In the current iteration, founder Derek Dare, Matthew Coglianese, and Jake Hennessy lead an epic ensemble consisting of a total of 5-8 members depending on the performance. With a wide repertoire of both gripping original music and tasteful covers, their live shows have proven time and time again to enthrall, grow and inspire a vibrant fan base affectionately known as the Zoofü Crew.
Press / Reviews
“Zoofunkyou’s newest single “Borscht” combines the band’s unique genre-blending of blues and funk together with an upbeat, jazzy, Latin vibe.”
— Charm Music Magazine
“The Bottom Lounge was filled when showtime rolled around, and Zoofunkyou got things going with a huge four-song set opener, including an extended cover of Pink Floyd’s “[Have a Cigar]”. Blending their psychedelic-soul foundation with boogaloo grooves, dueling guitar parts, bluesy crooning, and catchy melodies, Zoofunkyou had the room bouncing from the moment they hit the stage until they played their final note. Look for this young ensemble to make some waves in the future—they’ve got it all.” - Jake Orbach-Smith