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Reverend Barry & The Funk are an 8-pc funk band featuring a 3-pc horn section, and one of the fastest-rising “buzzworthy” acts in the state Florida. Fueled by their recent #1 Global Position on Reverbnation’s Funk Charts after the release of their debut album “SxyGdLuv”, and the success of their recent breakout single “LoveShine”, this 8-pc band is now headlining festivals and larger venues around the state.

This talented band features:

  • Grammy-nominated keyboardist Jayar Mack (Chaka Khan, CINTRON)
  • Grammy-nominated drummer Ray C. Williams (Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder)
  • Grammy-Nominated vocalist Yaya Diamond (for her work with Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores)
  • Grammy-Nominated guitarist Mark Vincent (Melissa Etheridge, Stanley Clarke, The 5th Dimension, Dionne Warwick, Michael Sembello)
  • Bassist, Lead Vocalist & Bandleader “Reverend” Barry Nicholson has performed and recorded with several top acts in Los Angeles, Dallas, TX and more.
  • The super-tight horn section – comprised of Chris Chiodo (trumpet), Bob Miner (sax) and Donald Parker – have decades of performing credits in every imaginable musical style and configuration, from traveling circuses to big band jazz.

This band’s live performance is a MUST-SEE! Their high-energy performance features not only originals, but also true-to-the-original cover versions of funk & soul classics from Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Commodores, Kool & the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Jackson 5, Rick James, Aretha Franklin and much more.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the kind who likes to sit back and watch, enjoying great singers and excellent musicianship – or if you’re the kind who can’t sit still and would rather dance the night away, this incredible group has something for everyone!

 

Reverend Barry Bass & Lead Vocals

Bassist, Lead Vocalist & Bandleader “Reverend” Barry Nicholson has performed

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Yaya Diamond Vocals

Grammy-Nominated vocalist Yaya Diamond (for her work with Walter "Clyde"

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Jayar Mack Keyboard

Grammy-nominated keyboardist Jayar Mack (Chaka Khan, CINTRON)

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Mark J. Vincent Guitar

Grammy-Nominated guitarist Mark Vincent (Melissa Etheridge, Stanley Clarke, The 5th

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Ray C. Williams Drummer

Grammy-nominated drummer Ray C. Williams (Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder)

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Chris Chiodo Trumpet

The super-tight horn section - comprised of Chris Chiodo (trumpet),

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Don Parker Trombone

The super-tight horn section - comprised of Donald Parker, Chris

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Bob Miner Saxophone

The super-tight horn section - comprised of Bob Miner (sax),

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