Biography

Fresh Water Funk was formed in late 2016 by band leader Samuel Daniels and began performing in 2017. Wanting to keep the band open to fun, danceable, and musically fulfilling material, he put together the top players in the Waterloo region and they began work on a high-energy repertoire heavily influenced by James Brown, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, and the Average White Band.

Although the first few years of the group were spent primarily playing danceable covers of funk and rock hits, most of the players in the group have a long history in the jazz scene. In 2019 the band recorded their first EP of original funk fusion music, and a new album is in the works for release in 2024.

Now the band is continues performing the crowd-pleasing funk and rock hits that put everything in motion back in 2016 and also seeks out opportunities to share their original fusion music.

Contact us today if your venue or special event needs some good times with a great band!