Funkadelic Astronaut is a New Jersey based Funktronica group. Initially formed in 2013 as a duo, the group has gone through multiple lineups in the never-ending search for the perfect sound. Currently the band consists of Keyboardist Ryan Gavin, Drummer Kevin O’Neill, and Bassist Sam Luba.
The band is known for their heavy improvisational style: mixing intricate compositions with extended jam sections, never playing a song the same way twice. Drawing on inspirations from classic funk bands and present day electronica, Funkadelic Astronaut blends the best of both worlds to provide a unique sound known as “Funktronica”.
The group remains committed to their ongoing mission of bringing their “A-game” to their true passion-moving people with their music.
In 2017, Funkadelic Astronaut released their first EP as a full live band titled “Emergency Exit”.
In 2018, the band released their second EP titled “Magrathea”.
Funkadelic Astronaut has had the fortune to play festivals and venues such as:
- Satellite Ranch Music and Arts Festival 2017
- Mad Liberation Festival 2017
- Froggy Daze 6 Music Festival 2017
- Rock and Roll Resort 2016
- House of Independents (with The New Deal) 2016
- Creative Being 2015, Vernon NJ
- Late Winter Jibber Jam 2015
- Carpe Noctem Music Festival 2014
- Fam Jamily Festival 2014
- F.A.R.M. Music and Arts Festival 2014
- May Day Music and Arts Festival 2014
- Court Tavern, New Brunswick NJ
- Triumph Brewery, New Hope PA
Official Releases: https://funkadelicastronaut.bandcamp.com