IGB-Entertainment is the newest and most innovative form of live entertainment sweeping the southeast region. Specializing in GFM (Grown Folks Music). This unique brand of entertainment covers the eras of the seventies, eighties, and early nineties FUNK , CLASSIC R&B-Neo Soul and Contemporary Jazz. Depending on the need, they have also been known to heat up things in the Funk Rock and Contemporary Gospel venues..... including some churches. Founded by Kirby L. Hamilton (aka Phunkplayah), IGB brings the heat to the thirty-five plus demographic, and because of their marketing strategy and personnel, they are able to provide music and entertainment for any and every age group in attendance.
IGB's line-up is as follows:
PHUNKPLAYAH : High energy one man show with the sound of a full eight piece band. Full back-up band available if your budget allows.
DJ also available which brings you two forms of entertainment for the price of one.
FUNK.... Classic R&B / Smooth Jazz- Contemporary Jazz- Jazz Fusion
PHUNKPLAYAH will bring NON STOP music to your entertainment needs. No breaks, no down timeÂ¦.. unless your event calls for such. Other things that separate IGB from other bands or entertainment groups, is that they might even give the audience a chance to win cash and prizes while having the time of their life.
Kirby L. Hamilton has been extremely active in the music industry for over thirty-five years on stage, behind the stage, and even behind a desk and he has not stopped as of yet. He has recorded with such names as BrickÃ¢, known for platinum seventies hits such as Dazz....Dusic.... Aint Gone Hurt Nobody... just to name a few. He has also recorded with master hit maker Dr. Dre and performed on Snoop Doggy Dog's multi-platinum CD Doggystyle.... along with the first two videos Ã¢ Whats My Name and Gin and JuiceÃ¢. In the early eighties he released his own LP that made it to Billboards Pick of The Week along with names such as Chaka Khan and Curtis Mayfield. During the eighties and nineties he produced various up and coming Black and Latino Hip-Hop artists.
Just recently he started on his own NEW FUNK CD.... second Contemporary Jazz CD.....and second New Gospel CD which should be released in early 2013. He has taken the Roger Troutman sound (talkbox) and kept it alive in his recordings and live shows. He has shared the stage with such groups as The Emotions, Bootsys Rubber Band, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Dramatics, Marvin Gaye, Roger & Zapp, Ice Cube, Vince Neil, Phil Upchurch, and One Way.
As an executive in the industry, he has been Entertainment Director and Special Events Coordinator for various Indian Gaming establishments on the west coast from 1990-2003. Some of his events and concerts have been televised nationally. He has booked such acts as Gap Band, Roger & Zapp, Rick James (which was televised on VH-1 Behind The Music), LeAnn Rimes, Clint Black, Ice Cube, Jefferson Starship, Vanilla Fudge, and many other events that range from comedy to Ultimate Fighting and Toughman Contest. He also managed one of Palm Springs, California's hottest dance club....Â¦..Club Fantasy.
Call IGB for your entertainment needs and they will bring the experience of decades of performing and recording, decades of promotions and marketing, and hours of sheer toe tapping, head nodding, hand clapping music for your dancing and listening pleasure.
*ALL SELECTIONS ON THIS SITE ARE PERFORMED LIVE (ONE MAN SHOW)(No OverDubs)
For a different side of this artist (Contemp. Jazz), visit his other websites
Kirby L. Hamilton, Jr. aka PHUNKPLAYAH
.thejazznetworkworldwide/profile/PHUNKPLAYAH (Smooth Jazz)
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Phunkplayah past performances include:
Fantasy Springs Casino..Cahuilla Creek Casino...
Agua Calienete Casino...Spa Casino & Resort...Spotlight29 Casino...
LaQuinta Arts Festval... Dillard Alumni Assoc.... Jacksonville Alumni Assoc.....
WSSU Alumni Ball (2007-2009-2010)....Phoenix Fest.... House of Blues (LA Ca.)....
Hollywood Palace... Carlos & Charlies.... Sash...
National Black Theatre Festival.... Oliver Twist...Papa Mojo's...
Broad St. Cafe....Overtime Sports Pub... BETDEEZ....
Sundance Plaza Hotel & Spa.... S.J.A.F. Base Officer's Club...
Torero's...Fifth Sun Summer Concert Series....The Glass House...
Cellar Club VIP....Benton Convention Center....Embassy Suites Hotel...Palmettos.....
Boston House of Jazz....Democratic Fundraiser Congressman Butterfield
Various clubs throughout California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Various weddings throughout California and North Carolina.
16 channel stereo mixing board with a minimum of 3000 watts (depending on the
size of venue and attendance (Yamaha, Mackie, Behringer or equal value)
3 Sure 58 microphones / 3 boom stands
2 JBL 18 inch speakers with horn / 215 inch Behringer speakers with horns
Or any combination of speakers and subs that can handle 3000 watts with bottom
Yamaha Motif ES6 / Yamaha DX100 / Yamaha DJXII
DigiTech Vocal Harmony Processor
2 Ultra Keyboard Stands
Dressing Rooms (number of rooms depends on which show is booked)
Stage size depends on which show is booked (dancers & full band)
Set up time 45-90 mins.
Sound check 2 hours before performance
Rider may vary depending on personnel (The Phunk Shakers) and which show is requested.
Shows: 1 to 2 hour Jazz Funk Show (dinner or background music)
4 hour show (Cont. Jazz Funk / DJ / Ol Skool Funk and Classic R&B)
All shows are negotiable and can be customized to fit your specific needs.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 12 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 61 years
Roger & Zapp / George Clinton & Bootsy / Rick James / Prince and The Time / Mother's Finest / War / Sly Stone / EW&F / Power Station / James Brown / Tower Of Power / Robert Palmer "and many other Funkateers from the past"....
Members Of Band
PHUNKPLAYAH= keyboards, talkbox, vocals, bass, drums, all arrangements & programming
THE FACULTY Of FUNK =
Richard Bradford (drums)
Joe Daniels (keyboards)
Brian Morgan (guitar)
Rodney Smith (guitar / keyboards)
Yamaha Motif ES6
Yamaha DX100 (Talkbox)
DigitTech Vocal Harmony
Behringer PMX5000 P.A
EuroPower EP4000 Power Amp (PhunkWatts-4000)
Behringer Speakers (2)
JBL Speakers (2)
Peavey Black Widow Subs and Horns
Yamaha 18 inch sub
Sure 58 Mikes
THEY CALL ME PHUNKPLAYAH
THEY CALL ME PHUNKPLAYAH Track number: 1 Year: 2015 Genre: Funk
You're In My System
You're In My System Genre: Funk
Something About You
Something About You Genre: Other
She's Fresh Genre: R&B
Kalimba Genre: Funk
Thanku4lettinme Genre: Funk
Sue Sue D Oh
Sue Sue D Oh Genre: Cover/Tribute
"Awh, The Name Is Phunk".........
"Awh, The Name Is Phunk"......... Year: 2012 Genre: Funk
70's Bootsy remake with a taste of Roger and a taste of "Phunk"
Computer Love Genre: Funk
Sample of the Roger classic
More Bounce Genre: Cover/Tribute
Standing On The Top
Standing On The Top Genre: Cover/Tribute
So Ruff (Live Version)
So Ruff (Live Version) Genre: Funk
Love Changes Genre: Cover/Tribute
Heartbreaker Genre: Cover/Tribute
Cool Genre: Cover/Tribute
MUSICAL SWAGEar Candy !
FUNK & JAZZ 4U
FUNK & JAZZ 4U
NECK NODDERTHIS IS A REMAKE OF ONE OF MY FIRST RECORDINGS WAYYYYY BACK. JUST ADDED TECHNOLOGY, EXPERIENCE, NEW INFLUENCES...ETC....ETC / DID IT INSTRUMENTAL WITH ROCK FLAVOR GUITAR SOLO BUT WILL LAY VOCALS LATER ON
CAN I PLAY IT 4U -
CAN I PLAY IT 4U -SMH !
SMOOTHFUNKJAZZHOPA LIL' MIXTURE OF JAZZ, FUNK, & INSTRUMENTAL HIP HOP (if there is a such thing).....lol
WANTCHOO PLAY WITH ME
WANTCHOO PLAY WITH METOE TAPPER !
PLAY IT FOR ME KIRBY
PLAY IT FOR ME KIRBYAh lil' New Jack Swing flavor.....thanks Teddy
GO TO THE GOLD CITY
GO TO THE GOLD CITYStill in experimental mode....lol
SEXY LADYInstrumental Jazz Funk Experiment
Computer LoveA slight twist on one of Roger's greatest hits..........
THE "FUNKATEERS" THEME
THE "FUNKATEERS" THEMEEquation: George Clinton + Roger x Phunk = _______________ "AH THROWBACK BUFFETT"......LOL
More BounceMy introduction to the Roger sound.......the rest is history
The GooseMy first introduction to the crew from The Mothership.......1974......my version of George Clinton's Parliment....from the LP...... UP FROM THE DOWNSTROKE
777 - 9311
777 - 9311Another smash hit from The Time
So Ruff So Tuff
So Ruff So TuffAnother Funk dance hit from the Dayton Ohio crew with a lil' NC added to it
R - U Single
R - U SingleTake a concept from the Funk band Aurra......add a lil' Roger.....then add a lil' Phunkplayah and these are the results
Love ChangesEven though I have this listed as R&B, it comes from one of the baddest Funk Rock bands to hit the planet.......MOTHER'S FINEST.....(of course with a slight twist on it)
HeartbreakerAnother dance hit from Zapp & Roger with a slight twist of "PHUNKPLAYAH"
FrankensteinWinter Wonderland.....Edgar Winter's 70's smash instrumental Funk jam
Everybody Get Up
Everybody Get UpA lil' taste of Roger
For The Love Of Money
For The Love Of MoneyA twist on the 70's hit from the O'Jays
C.O.O.LThe Time's hit from the 80s
GraniteFunk Rock track....."BROTHA CAN TO"
FUNK REHABAll instrumentals except Rhythm Guitar. It's been a while but it felt good. Just a track now but I will finish it soon
C2C Slow Groove
C2C Slow GrooveTrack(beat) just looking for a home........
DJXBassHad a Funk attack......
PoPoGenre Unknown....just pump it up and cut loose
Phunkelectric GoGoExperimental vapors
EYE-GEE-BEE-4Track (beat) for up and coming artists. Subject matter is our former president....keep it clean and positive or just keep it.
EYE-GEE-BEE-3Track (beat) for upcoming artists. Subject matter....our former president. Keep It positive and clean or just keep it.
EYE-GEE-BEE- 2Instrumental track (beat) for up and coming artists. Subject matter is our former president. Keep it clean and positive or just keep it.
EYE-GEE-BEE-1Open track for new and upcoming artiss.. Subject matter....our former president.....(keep it clean)
Bass ExperimentExperimenting with some sounds
08 I Tried To Tell Yah
08 I Tried To Tell Yah"THE SMOOTHER SIDE OF THINGS.......BUT STILL A HEAD NODDER".....LOL
01 So Nice 2 Me
01 So Nice 2 MeAh lil' SMOOTH JAZZ FUNK 4U........
KuntaSome Smooth Jazz with a little Funk added.....and a taste of rhythms from the "Motherland" sprinkled with some Latin acoustic guitar.
The TruthInspired by a hit from the past.....added a lil' this and a lil' that for a Smooth jazz....Jazz Funk flavor
Phunkplayah & James Brown (The Sax Machine) hit the stage for the first to bring Smooth Jazz and "sommadat" "Ol Skool" Funk to the syage for the ultimate video shoot. TRUE FUNKSTERS WITH HIGH NEED ONLY ATTEN.....and bring your PhunkShades.....or buy some more when you get there.....IT'S ON!!!!!
THIS IS THE NEW DATE FROM THE RESCHEDULED JUNE 17th DATE.....MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
From Smooth Jazz- Jazz Funk to that "Ol Skool" Funk-Classic Soul-R&B. A musical journey through the dance hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond........."GROEN FOLKS MUSIC"
FITZGERALD'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
2900 Rock Quarry Road
$10 Advance....$15 Door......Kitchen open til 1am......$5 Drinks
COME OUT AND HELP US HELP THE HOMELESS !
From "Ol Skool Funk" to some Smooth Jazz.....it's on at
TONY'S LOUNGE 117 New Walkertown Road Winston-Salem, NC
Join "PHUNKPLAYAH" at THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM of HISTORY as The Funk kicks of the celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
ALL DAY EVENT
THE MICHAEL BENNETT PROJECT & PHUNKPLAYAH
join forces to set it off at CHURCHILL'S Cigar Bar 213 S. Elm St. Greensboro, NC
THIRSTY'S 115 E. Walnut Street Goldsboro, NC
$25 advance / $30 door
Dinner & Drinks included (Smooth Jazz while you dine)
PHUNKPLAYAH & The Faculty of Funk.....In full effect for New Years Eve
"Ol Skool" Funk and Classic R&B at it finest....."GROWN FOLKS MUSIC"
3041 N Main St.
Hope Mills, NC
Phunk "slanging" that "Ol Skool" Funk / Classic R&B in the Funk Capital of NC.....Durham
Come on down and get a taste of some "GROWN FOLKS MUSIC"
1903 Hwy 55 NC
THE FUNK EXTRAVAGANZA Triple Header
Deep South The Bar
430 South Dawson St
A triple dose of FUNK with CHIT NASTY THE ROYAL NOISE PHUNKPLAYAH
PHUNKPLAYAH jumps it off at 8:30
NBTF presents "PHUNKPLAYAH" Live & In Concert at
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
460 North Cherry Street
Aug. 1st & 2nd (Thursday & Friday)
From Smooth Jazz to some "Ol Skool Funk" / Classic R&B-Neo Soul
"BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND"
"COME GET A TASTE OF SOMEOF THIS OL SKOOL FUNK....."GROWN FOLKS MUSIC"
Phunkplayah doing his "thang".....come on down and get a taste
UTOPIA CAFE & LOUNGE
The ultimate in "Ol Skool Funk / Classic R&B
"PHUNKPLAYAH's" altar ego Kirby Hamilton delivers some Smooth Jazz....Jazz Funk....Jazz Fusion....and Contemporary Jazz....with guest artist saxophonist GEORGE ESULE;;;;;;IT'S ON!!!
Join PHUNKPLAYAH & The Faculty for alumni weekend throughout the entire city....ALL alumni welcomed.
MURRAYS BAR B QUE & SEAFOOD
413 East New Hope Road
Dress 2 M-Press
Take a journey through the 70s 80s 90s and beyond .....and don't forget Phunk's tribute to Roger Troutman.... GROWN FOLKS MUSIC at its finest!!!
Special guest performer CHARLES BRYANT and his remarkable tribute to Barry White
$15 For more info on advance ticket purchase send a friend request to www.facebook.com/thephunk
This is a DEJA VU Entertainment production
A night of "Ol Skool Funk" / Classic R&B / Neo Soiul
Live Concert at THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE (Downtown) Center Street....Goldsboro, NC 7pm. We need energetic people in the audience for this video shoot... Additional artists TBA
While PHUNKPLAYAH is still on vacation, his alter ego Kirby Hamilton continues his exploration into the world of Smooth Jazz....Jazz Funk...Latin Jazz....Contemporary Jazz and Easy Listening Instrumentals
A LITTLE SUMTIN' SUMTIN'......8pm
115 Innes Street
Phunkplayah's alter ego Kirby Hamilton slips off to explore the world of Smooth Jazz....Jazz Funk...Latin Jazz...Contemporary and beyond.
THE OLIVER TWIST LOUNGE 7pm
8111 Creedmoor Road
Sponsored By: BLUESJAZZRADIO www.bluesjazzradio.com
It's an "Ol Skool Extravanganza" celebrating WSSU's Homecoming 2011 with WSSU's PHUNKPLAYAH and the debute performance of his hot new band.. THE FACULTY of FUNK. From Smooth Jazz to Latin Jazz to Contemporary Jazz and Jazz Funk....then take a musical journey through the "Ol Skool" Funk hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond...
BENTON CONVENTION CENTER
301 W. 5th Street
Saturday Oct. 1st 2011 10:00pm
6000 watts of Pure Funk...Uncut Funk...."Dah" Bomb!!!!!!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!! Phunk is back....Downtown Wendell, NC
The KILA Company
29 Main Street
Friday Sept. 9th, 2011 7pm IT'S ON!!!!
EMBASSY SUITE HOTELS
460 North Cherry Street
Phunkplayah Live..."BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND"
Party time again!!! From Smooth Jazz to JazzFunk.....then we lan d the Mothership again!!!! .....It's On!!!
Smooth Jazz....JazzFunk....Contemporary & Latin Jazz.....then we land the Mothership with "sommadat" Ol' Skool Funk and Classic R&B
"Don't forget your "PhunkShades"....it's all at:
4800 Grove Broad Rd.
Family event with great food....various musical guests....nationally recognized chefs....Phunkplayah begins at 7 and the Funk should be just as hot as the grills......IT'S ON!!!!
THE KILA COMPANY
28 North Main Street
Live Concert & DJ
Phunkplayah Live with that "Ol Skool Funk" and Classic R&B
GREAT FOOD....DRINKS....GREAT MUSIC
IT'S ON!!!.....LETS DO DIS!!!
"PHUNKPLAYAH' Live & In Concert bringing that "Ol Skool Funk / Classic R&B after letting you dine to some Smooth Jazz. Full Sea Food Buffet
750 King Richard Road Raleigh, NC 27610
Goldsboro High School Class of 1974 reunion hosted by
Kirby "Rip" Hamilton aka "PHUNKPLAYAH"
Admission: One pair of PhunkShades to be purchased at the outdoor
concert that Saturday after the parade.....$15 at the door
ALL CLASSES WELCOMED.....
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & DJ
An evening of relaxation, chilling, reflecting, experiencing Smooth Jazz while paying tribute to the Mothers Of Kinston, NC and beyond. If you're coming to party, this is the wrong night. This is not for every and anybody....just the special ones.....you'll know if this is for you once you get here......come on down!
THE GLASS HOUSE
601 N McLewean St.
Kinston, NC 28501
Art Exhibit along with some Smooth Jazz. "PHUNKPLAYAH" will not be there.....but will be close by if needed.
PHUNKPLAYAH'S alter ego Kirby Hamilton feels the night with Smooth Jazz...EZ Listening Jazz....Contemporary and Traditional.
Come enjoy the vibe and experience "Spoken Word" performances by "CK" Goodman.
The Funk will take a break....unless the call comes!!!!
THE PHUNK ATTACK IS BACK!!!!
LENOIR COUNTY SHRINE CLUB
Ol Skool Funk / Classic R&B / Throwback party....AND some Smooth Jazz featuring "PHUNKPLAYAH"
All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund
Back By Popular Demand
Party Again with Kirby Hamilton aka "PHUNKPLAYAH" with those
"Throwback Jams" from the 70s...80s...and 90s. Grown Folks Party
Music...The Ultimate in "Ol Skool Funk"....Classic R&B....Smooth Jazz
UNCLE YAMMY'S RIBSHACK
1003 North Spence Ave.
PHUNKPLAYAH will do it again at
UNCLE YAMMY'S RIBSHACK
1003 North Spence Ave.
We slanging that Funk at:
1731 Trawick Road
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phunkplayah performing at:
CELLAR CLUB VIP
317 Gordon Street
Kinston, NC 28501
Doors open at 6pm
Smooth Jazz......topped off with that "Throwback Funk"
PHUNKPLAYAH slinging that Ol Skool Flavor once more at the
SUNDANCE PLAZA HOTEL & SPA
3050 University Prkwy
Neo Fusion Band featuring "PHUNKPLAYAH"
Live & In Concert
1030 Rogers Lane
THE GLASS HOUSE
601 NorthMcLewean Street
Kinston NC 28501-4435
9:00pm $6.00 before 10:00
"Ol Skool" Funk and Classic R&B from the 70s...80s...and 90s
112 North John Street
Don't forget your PhunkShades
Another FIFTH SUN CONCERT featuring "PHUNKPLYAH"...Live & In Concert at the THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE...Center Street...Downtown Goldsboro.....Saturday...November 13th...8:00pm. Also performing, various entertainers from the area with sounds ranging from Jazz...Jazz Funk...Gospel...Rock Funk....and then Phunk closing it up with some of his "GFM" (Grown Folks Music). Join him in his musical time travels and visit the sounds of the 70's...80's...and 90's. Don't gorget to bring your "PhunkShades"
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!......So nice we had to do it twice....
TORERO'S 112 North John Street Downtown Goldsboro 8:00pm
Smooth Jazz....Jazz Funk....then take a musical journey through time and re-visit that "Ol Skool Funk" and Classic R&B of the 70's 80's and 90s
Don't forget to bring your "PhunkShades" "IT'S ON"!!!
The Millenium Center
101 West 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
THE SUNDANCE PLAZA & HOTEL
3050 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
"A Night Of Grown Folks Music"
The Phoenix Fest
All day outdoor concerts, vendors, food, fun
PHUNKPLAYAH HITS THE STAGE AT 3PM
Friday....August 13th.... 9pm
The Ultimate in "Ol Skool" Funk / Classic R&B
Phunkplayah (with The Neo Fusion Band), special guests and musical friends from the Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro area, bring you the best in GFM (Grown Folks Music)of all styles.....Ol Skool Funk...Blues....Classic R&B....Gospel.....and Percussion Ensemble. Food, Drinks, Vendors
PHUNKPLAYAH bringing the best in "GFM"
(Grown Folks Music. Dance to the sounds of "Ol Skool" Funk, and Classic R&B.
OVERTIME SPORTS PUB
1030 Rogers Lane
Live & In Concert at
"OVERTIME SPORTS PUB"
1030 N Rogers Lane
Winston Salem NC
Benton Convention Center
Embassy Suites Lounge 10 pm
Over 65,000 attendees
Over 70 celebrities from film, television and stage