Funk, High Energy Dance, R&B/Soul Reverend Barry & The Funk
One of SW Florida’s Most Popular Bands, playing the greatest funk/soul/R&B hits of the 60’s 70’s & 80’s. Reverend Barry & The Funk are an 8 piece band from Sarasota, Florida that features a 3-piece horn section and 3 Grammy-Nominated performers. We play originals & covers of horn-oriented funk, soul, R&B & Motown such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James & more. If it’s got that groove that makes yo booty move, we’ll be laying it down all night long!
Genres: Funk, Soul
Band Members: Barry Nicholson – Bass & Lead Vocals, Mark J.Vincent – Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals, Yaya Diamond – Lead Vocals, Jayar Mack – keyboards & vocals, Ray C. Williams – Drums, Bob Minor – Tenor & Alto Saxophone, Chris Chiodo – Trumpet, Don Parker – Trombone.
The band is the brainchild of Barry Nicholson, bassist and lead singer. With the Funk, Barry has always had one vision – a band of real entertainers who would keep people dancing all night long by performing the greatest soul & funk songs ever recorded with a live horn section.
Hometown: Sarasota, FL