West End Trade Company is located 20 minutes outside of Orlando in a town called Sanford. The small-town vibe mixed with the Sunday night crowd gave the recent Dumpstaphunk show a laid-back feel to it. Dispite starting late, the band quickly grooved up the audience with their New Orleans funky rock sound.
Harmonious vocals, strong solos and Ivan Neville’s leadership make Dumpstaphunk a premier act in the music festival scene. Having played everywhere from Purple Hatters Ball to Electric Forest, this 5-piece act has gained notoriety from music lovers of all walks of life. The age ranged further than most shows, attesting to the universal appeal to a great funk band. It is an old sound, but sounds enough like hip hop for the younger generation to get it.
The group has a new album coming out in May called Dirty Word. They will be playing all over the country this summer, including spots at the upcoming Wanee Festival in the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park alongside the Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Steel Pulse and Boombox, amongst others. Be sure to check out the new album and get Dumpstaphunked when they come to a town near you!