One of Tuscaloosa's hottest up and coming acts. Filtered through the water of Alabama's Black Warrior River, Joyfunk emerges from the muddy depths bringing to light a crisp, revolving blend of progressive rock, funk, folk and fusion.
On stage, CBDB parades tight, ambitious compositions that seamlessly gives way to loose, adventurous musical improvisation. It pushes and pulls in different technical and creative directions but for them, it comes down to having fun playing music with their friends.
"When you're having a good time, that comes across," says lead singer Cy Simonton. "There's that back and forth between the crowd and the band...when everybody's into it and dancing and completely in the moment...that's Joyfunk. That's what we bring."
"CBDB is one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Southeast in years. The buzz about the band is very reminiscent of Widespread Panic in the late 80's. CBDB proves you don't need computers to make great music." -Rick Stowe, Managing Director and Partner - East Coast Entertainment
"CBDB is a fresh progressive blend of funk, rock, jazz and reggae with solid lyrical content and tight musical arrangements. In a college market full of cover bands and djs, they have proven themselves as not only a consistent draw, but original artists" -Jerimiah Jones, Owner- Jupiter Bar
"CDBD's sound and song writing blended with a loyal fan base make this group the next great draw for many years to come. As solid as they are now, it is difficult to fathom how much potential this band truly has." - Layne Flournoy, Owner- Zydeco
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Black Joe Lewis - I'm Broke
Bob Marley - Is This Love?
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil
Grouplove - Tongue Tied
Jamiroquai - High Times
John Legend - PDA
Little Feat - Spanish Moon
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Mike Snow - Animal
Nneka - Stand Strong
Outkast - ATLiens
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon - Call Me Al
Paul Simon - Graceland
Paul Simon - Late in the Evening
Phil Collins - In the Air tonight
Phish - Chalkdust Torture
Phish - Roses are free
Rage Against the Machine - Renegades of Funk
Sam & Dave - Hold on, I’m coming
Slightly Stoopid - 2 a.m.
Sublime - 5446
Sublime - badfish
The Band - Ophelia
The Black Keys - Tighten Up
The Meters - Hey Pockyway
The Who - Tennage Wasteland
Umphrey's McGee - In The Kitchen
Umphrey's McGee - Nemo
Umphrey's McGee - Partyin' Peeps
Van Morrison - Caravan
CBDB - Caroline
CBDB - How Long…
CBDB - In Soft Light
CBDB - Matthew
CBDB - Old Dog
CBDB - Red Lights
CBDB - Slow Foxes
CBDB - Smile Real Big
CBDB - So It Goes
Just wanted to let you know that CBDB absolutely killed it this past Saturday evening. I had high expectations leading up to the event, as I'd both heard good things about the band, and checked out their music, and still they completely blew me away. Their high energy rock/jam performance was just what we needed and the crowd and dance floor stayed busy the entire evening. I still have people coming up to me to tell me how good the band was or to ask the name of the band so that they can continue to listen to their music.
In addition to the amazing amount of talent and energy the guys brought, they were also a pleasure to have and hang out with. Their impressive solos, be it on guitar, percussion, keyboard or the sax, will leave you wanting more and it was one of the better shows I've witnessed. In short, if you want to have a party you cannot go wrong with this group of guys, and I see big things in CBDB's future.
-Drew A. (March 29th, 2014)