Jason Neville FunkySoul Band
Jason Neville FunkySoul Band was formed in 2016 and was the remnant of the very popular “Jason Neville Band." The band added New Orleans Flavor and Funk to increase its visibility. The group is independently managed, they currently have songs available on iTunes, and they created a new cd in 5/2021 that caters to the traditional funky sound of New Orleans titled: “Funk with me” dedicated to the city that paved the way, "New Orleans." Jason Neville is the son of Mr. Aaron Neville and his vocals are phenomenal! Jason ventured off into a different yet similar genre of music as his family. He wanted the Heart and Soul of his family's music but he also wanted his music to have an R&B and Pop Culture flare. To give his band a new fun sound, he changed the dynamics of the normal Neville all male bands and worked with “Lirette Neville” also known as 1st Lady of Funk. She is the daughter of Legendary Jazz Drummer “Sullivan Dabney,” and she added the hip hop rap flavor, sweet vocals and a fun percussion performance that made the group even more popular! Lirette was a local Star during an era when HipHop in New Orleans was starting to expand, she is on a long list of great female rappers from New Orleans, and together they lead the only “LiveMix Band” in New Orleans. The term “LiveMix” means they mix the music genre in the show. It’s fabulous! Fans get it all! You can find them performing with: Ben Parker on guitar, Maurice Toussaint aka Mo Keys on keyboard, Lawrence Ussin aka “The Funky One” on bass, Phil Armand aka Juice on drums and the funk horn guest. You can witness their fabuloussness at popular music venues such as “Cafe Negril ” on Frenchmen St., 30/90 (2) Saturdays a month, Tipitinas, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band even opened for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in February 2022!