William Thompson Funk Experiment W/S/G Ampevene, Binger LIVE @ Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown SYRACUSE NY
William Thompson Funk Experiment has become quite the spectacle. A uniquely interactive show experience featuring a group of musical talents that put high stock in making sure you leave feeling uplifted and truly entertained. The band delivers tight hard-hitting original tunes that have a way of pulling fans right into their fantasy laced world of fun and bewilderment. WTFeX invites you to leave your worries at the doorstep and come and get down.
WTFeX has played numerous venues in the Northeast including: Middle East Nightclub, Electric Haze Hookah Bar, The Spot Underground, Penuches, Tammany Hall, Harpers Ferry, Fontanas, Pearl St. Nightclub, Wonderbar, Hard Rock Cafe, Black Eyed Sallys, Church Boston and Arch Street Tavern with acts that include: The Pimps of Joytime,The Nth Power, Twiddle, The Breakfast, The McLovins, Soule Monde, Peter Prince and the Moon Boot Lovers, Afroman, The Hornitz, The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band (members of Morphine), On the spot trio, Danny Bedrosian and Secret Army(members of Parliament Funkadelic), Fikus, West End Blend, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, The Heavy Pets, Relative Souls, The Jauntee, The Alchemystics, D.P.R, Van Gordon Martin Band, Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Viral Sound and Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket. The band has also played numerous festivals in the area which include: Strangecreek Music Festival, Wormtown Music Festival, DISCJAM, Camp Coldbrook, Ziontific, Spectral Fest, Evolvefest(New Jersey) and the Open Road Festival alongside acts such as: Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Dumpstafunk, Turkuaz, Kung fu, Consider the Source, Oteil Burbridge, Eliot Lipp, Dopapod, Rusted Root, Max Creek, Lionize, Rubblebucket, Break Science, Ten Foot Ganja Plant, Fungus Amongus, Zack Deputy, Strangefolk and Ryan Montbleau Band. Sit ins include: The Hornitz, Force from Alchemystics, Kid Ryddim and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band and Dead and Co.
A pure listening and visceral experience, Ampevene blends a free form frenzy, jagged riffs, and hypnotic rhythms together into a tight psychedelic sonic landscape that will trip up and trip out even the most experienced listeners. Ampevene draws influence upon renowned artists such as Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, TOOL, Mastodon, King Crimson, John Frusciante, and more, yet somehow manages to create something completely unique to their listeners. An Ampevene live show will walk you through an experimentation of sounds ranging from soft floating grooves to heavy math based confusion and even downright noise, yet somehow their complexity doesn’t outshine the pure emotion and even comfort that the songs give off at the same time.