Get Out The Funk!

August 18, 2017

Embassy Theatre

Embassy Theatre, located on the downtown Cumberland Mall at 49 Baltimore Street, will showcase the "Get Out The Funk!" event on Friday, August 18. Doors open at 8 pm, with the triple-play concert beginning at 9 pm. Passport Cafe will be open for business in the lobby when the doors open. "Everyone who loves funk and soul is encouraged to come early in order to attend, as a full house sell-out is anticipated," says Trish Morgan, public relations director. "These musicians are phenomenal, and many times, they perform to packed houses all over the PA and MD areas.' Performing will be Holly Turkovich, Habatat and Questionable Methods. The Questionable Methods are a four piece funk/soul/jam band fusion, formed in Bedford, PA. Drawing influences from bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, they deliver a mixture of styles and genres, melted into their own individual sound, which sets them apart from anything else. With Andy Melusky on drums and Buddy Reilly on bass, the rythm section is fueled by Buddy's slap and pop bass lines and highly improvised style, along with Andy's technical percussion and out of this world drum fills. Corey Mackereth's swirling vortex-like guitar solos and unique playing style never ceases to impress and amaze. And the smooth vocal melodies of Doug Robinson accompanied by his soulful rhythm guitar sound, and knack for lyricism, wraps it all into a perfectly balanced union of musical harmony. Their genre-crossing style and desire to bridge the gap between different genres may be questionable, and their methods may be mysterious, but the result is a unique mixture of sounds never before experienced. Early 2012, the ever-blossoming psychedelic rock/funk/improv outfit HABATAT has made positive strides in the music scene in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Throughout 2013/2014, HABATAT focused on playing clubs, bars, bowling alleys, festivals, fundraisers, community events, and any local venue that would have them; steadily building their following and proving themselves a draw as both festival headliners and tour support for national acts. 2015 marked the band's first release, a self titled album which opened doors for mainstream acceptance that produced several long term opportunities. As a band for 2017, HABATAT has been setting heady goals including production of the third installment of their own music festival, Pour the Love, an ambitious summer schedule and the release of their sophomore album. Combining the gritty, sultry vocals of Ryan Woods, colorful funky bass riffs from Kris Lupher, soulful solos from Cory Mickinak, powerful dance/funk drum grooves by J. Banks and fusion trumpet and keys from Josh Covers, this group will leave you floored with their energetic live performance; often described as a raw boogaloo of sound. Equipped with a 3+ hour repertoire of original songs and ballads, HABATAT's music brings danceable vibes in a characteristic thumbprint completely their own. By the great power of energy transmission between our close friends, the Habateers (fan club), and never ending support from family, we are happy to take you through our world of music and life, as we continue to build to unseen horizons. In short, we're growing as a community with people of love who have a passion for what they do and how we act with one another. West Virginia native singer-songwriter Holly Turkovich specializes in handwritten original songs that send her audience down a beautiful road. Mellow and free spirit energy and classic favorites that create for a soothing vibe. Hailing from Shinnston, WV and specializing in guitar and harmonics for the past 12 years, she has created a sought after experience loved by many. Admission is $7 per person and ID is required. Call (240) 362-7183 for more information, or visit embassytheatrecumberland on Facebook. All events and activities at Embassy Theatre are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council, The Allegany Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.