WHITE Men Can’t Funk are the next band to rock out at Rugby’s Vault rock venue.
The four-piece specialise in funky covers of well known pop songs - from the sublime to the ludicrous, such as their funky cover of Mark Morrison’s Return of the Mack. Having gone down a storm at Rugby’s Style bar and Bank they will be playing Vault tomorrow, Friday July 1 from 7.30pm.
Supporting acts on the evening will be grunge cover band Alice’s Pearl Garden and Rugby’s Keltik Fish. The evening is for anyone aged 14 or over and ID will be required for anyone wanting to purchase alcohol.
White Men Can’t Funk contain members of other well known Rugby bands that will be known to anyone that has been familiar with the local scene over the past few years.
Guitarist Andy Walker said: “This is White Men Can’t Funk’s first headline gig. We’ve played a few shows around the town so far and have been stunned by the reaction and so are really looking forward to this one.
The band contains members of Rugby bands including Go Primitive, Whisper in the Riot and No Remote.
Andy added: “We play a mixture of funked up covers and originals, all designed to make people have a good time. We will be playing for about an hour and we’ll make sure it will be a party.”
Opening the evening will be Kiltik Fish, who list their influences as Zebrahead, Wolfmother and Hollywood Undead.
Next up will be Alice’s Pearl Garden, who as the name suggests, will be on a mission to revive the grunge scene of the 1990s. Influences include Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
The gig’s venue, Vault nightclub in Church Street, has recently become the area’s only dedicated rock bar and is now hosting regular live music events.
For Saturday night’s gig the club will open its doors at 7.30pm. Entry is £3.