Bay Area Psych-Soul Collective MOONALICE Turn Up the Heat on “Let’s Get Funky” + Announce New EP Out 4/20!
February 11, 2022 BY George Chammas
San Francisco-based psychedelic soul group Moonalice is set to release their latest studio EP, ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’, on the high holy day of April 20. The six-song record is the group’s label debut on Nettwerk and features the previously released single “Woo Woo” and an extended version of the band’s first single, “Time Has Come Today.” ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’ is their first full body of work since transforming into a ten-piece in 2019 through the addition of Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers (who were recently featured in Questlove’s Academy Award-nominated documentary Summer of Soul) and Dylan Chambers of the New Chambers Brothers, along with Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of the T Sisters. Today, Moonalice shares “Let’s Get Funky,” the latest single from their upcoming EP.
Mixed and mastered by 4x-Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Way, “Let’s Get Funky” is a fresh take on the Chambers Brothers’ hit “Funky.” Originally released in 1970, the song was written by Lester Chambers, a co-founder and lead vocalist of the Chambers Brothers, who is now a member of Moonalice. “Funky” broke the Billboard Top 100 despite being deemed “too risqué of a song for the time,” explains the 81-year-old Chambers. Moonalice delivers a new version of the song with tight grooving from Pete Sears and John Molo on bass and drums, funky guitar riffs from Barry Sless, an electric synth solo by Jason Crosby, soulful harmonica playing by Lester Chambers, and lively backing vocals from the T Sisters and Dylan Chambers.
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Moonalice will spend the next few months on the road, touring across California, including festival performances at BottleRock and Skull & Roses. The group is also planning an extra special event in San Francisco to coincide with their annual 4/20 celebration. Stay tuned for more details and national headline dates to be announced soon.
Moonalice 2022 Tour Dates
Feb 25 – Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA
Feb 26 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
April 10 – Skull & Roses – Ventura, CA
April 15 & 16 – Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend – Ukiah, CA
April 22 – Annual 4/20 Celebration – San Francisco, CA
April 23 – River Theater – Guerneville, CA
May 7 & 8 – Good Old Days Festival – Pacific Grove, CA
May 28 – BottleRock Festival – Napa, CA
June 4 – Freight & Salvage Festival – Berkeley, CA
June 5 – Redwood Mountain Faire – Felton, CA
June 12 – Hog Farm Hideaway – Laytonville, CA
October 8 – Fur Peace Ranch – Pomeroy, OH
More dates coming soon..
Moonalice is an exuberant Bay Area ten-piece known for delivering a unique brand of psychedelic soul and rock-tinged Americana. With an unparalleled list of collaborations with some of the biggest names in music, the family tree of Moonalice has touched every corner of rock and roll history. Vocalist Lester Chambers co-founded the pioneering ‘60s psychedelic soul group The Chambers Brothers. Bassist Pete Sears was a founding member of Jefferson Starship and played with everyone from Rod Stewart to Jimi Hendrix. Moonalice band members have toured with Bruce Hornsby & the Range, John Fogerty, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh & Friends, Hot Tuna, Jackson Browne, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jenny Lewis, and many others. Guitarist Roger McNamee was an advisor to the Grateful Dead and U2, and fights against entrenched power in the tech industry. Moonalice’s incredible chemistry shines through in their live performances and the recent release of the Chambers Brothers classic, “Time Has Come Today.” Moonalice also features esteemed members Barry Sless (lead guitar and pedal steel), Jason Crosby (keyboards), Grammy winner John Molo (drums), along with the next generation of legends including Lester’s son Dylan Chambers, and Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of acclaimed Americana band the T Sisters. Moonalice has a renegade spirit and an ethos of love, peace, and happiness that permeates everything they do.