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Jan 23rd - The Autocrats - Funk Night

The Autocrats are excited to return to Askew & will be offering FREE ADMISSION to all guests!! If you haven't been out to see the band recently, or you're new to The Autocrats, we'd love to see you and your friends next week! The Autocrats (formerly "The Funky Autocrats") were founded by trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce) to bring Funk and R&B to the people in the New England area and abroad. The group features a number of talented musicians who have played and toured with some of the music industry's best talent.

Much like RI's Autocrat Premium Coffee Syrup, The Autocrats insist on manufacturing funk of the highest quality. The group's unique brand of horn-driven funk and deep pockets are a favorite of the young and grown alike.

Joining us will be the following all-star lineup:
Mark Love Gonsalves - Vocals
John Allmark - Trumpet & MD
Patrick Nigro - Alto/Baritone Sax
Tucker Antell - Tenor Sax
Donald Campbell - Keyboards
Jeffrey DiIorio- Guitar
John Vaughan - Bass
Chris Ottaviano - Percussion
Vinny Pagano - Drums

The band draws inspiration from Parliament Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Earth Wind & Fire, Gap Band, Cameo, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Rick James, Average White Band, Stevie Wonder, Mandrill, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, D'Angelo, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Lettuce, Soulive, Trombone Shorty, & Big Sam's Funky Nation.