Maine funk bandwagon.
With a simple motto, “Big Time, Good Time,” the horn heavy, seven-piece band, Shut Down Brown will surely provide the raunchy grooves to make you move. Funk is contagious isn’t it? After years of playing gigs in and around Portland, Shut Down Brown has refined their sound, to a tight mashup of funk and soul. They take liberties with covers, some ubiquitous, some obscure, and add in rhythms and leads where they see fit. If they are feelin’ a particular jam, they’ll ride it out for a while, pass around solos and expand the energy before moving on. Jonah Bruce, who plays tenor sax and sings backup vocals, says they play funk music, because it’s the “common denominator in terms of the pop music of their peers.”
-Francis Flisiuk, Portland Phoenix