All Funk'd Up is a high energy Funk, R & B, and Groove dance band comprised of seasoned musicians who have played Connecticut festival, event, nightclub, and private function venues for decades. The band is 5 pieces: female vocals/keyboards, male vocals/congas/bongos/percussion, guitar, bass, and drums. Our music can be tailored to all occasions, and is recognizable, danceable music from the 70s through today - from Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind & Fire to Adele and Bruno Mars. Come join us at our public events (listed on our main page and on our calendar page) and get ready to GET THE FUNK OUT!
Anthony started singing approximately 30 years ago in Jr. High school. His debut on stage took place in 1982 when he performed with a heavy metal rock band called Stonehenge. As a senior in high school he started singing with quartet called 14 Karat that performed with a 1940’s style Big Band, and he continued to perform with that group for several years after high school while attending college. During college Anthony sang with several groups and choirs at SCSU. Recently he started his own D.J Company called "2 Tone Entertainment" which hosts a weekly Karaoke / Dance show in Southington CT. During Anthony's time singinghe has performed many different types of musical styles, anything from Country to Classical and many Genres in between. Anthony enjoys performing either within a group setting or as a soloist. Anthony has been with All Funk'd Up since the very beginning, and his unique blend of percussion and smooth vocals are All Funk'd Up's signature!
RONI WHITE- VOCALS AND KEYBOARD
Roni, Founder of All Funk'd Up, has been singing and playing piano and acoustic guitar for most of her life. She is a trained vocalist who also taught voice for 10 years during the 80s and 90s, and has sung professionally for over 30 years. Roni performed with bands such as Star, Dazzle, Late Night Menu, Byte This, Mystique, Pure Pleasure, Stardusters Jazz Workshop and various small to large- scale jazz ensembles. Roni also spent many years performing solo acoustic gigs with guitar and vocals, and has worked as a studio vocalists. Roni has performed genres from big band jazz to funk and disco and all genres in between, and now adds her versatility and style to All Funk'd Up!
TOM WALSH- GUITAR
Tom grew up in central New York, where he studied music theory in high school, and contemporary guitar in college. After touring the Northeast with various bands for a few years, he settled in Southern Connecticut to focus his efforts on Crystal Pistol, an original rock act that he co-founded, and to which he contributed much of the songwriting. A recording contract never materialized for the band; nonetheless Tom remained in Connecticut and started a family. He's been active on the local music scene ever since, contributing versatile guitar skills to groups such as The French Weasels, DOA2000, Funky Business, Kevin's Bacon, Poor Gordon, and now All Funk'd Up!
MARK POZZI - DRUMS
Mark, a New Haven native, has been playing drums for 40 years. Originally trained as a jazz drummer he has over the years branched out into many musical styles. During the past 20 years he has played with various, jazz, funk, rock, original and jam bands in the New Haven area. Mark is primarily a "feel" drummer whose main focus is providing solid grooves that suit the music and are guaranteed to make you clap your hands and move your feet. He keeps All Funk'd Up right in the pocket!
STEVE WALLACE -BASS
As a teenager, Steve began playing bass as influenced by the recordings of bass players associated wtih the likes of James Brown, Kool and the Gang, Parliment Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Barkeys, Isaac Hayes, and Doug Wimbish. He developed his skills playing in Hartford local bands such as Eddie Bailey and the Freedom Riders, church ensembles, and with as many area musicians as he could. He performed with record producer Rahni Harris, Fade2Black, and the Bernie Worrell Tribute (to name a few). All Funk'd Up is honored to have Steve work with us!
RICK SCAROLA - BASS
Rick attended Hartt Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, and the Armed Forces School of Music. He studied under Bruce Gertz and Ed Friedland, among other greats. Rick has played professionally since 1986 in various working bands through the 90s and to present day. He played as principal on electric and upright bass in the US Marine Band and has been involved in touring pit crews for Wicked, Chicago, and Les Miserables. He has played with Bruce Springstein's Clarence Clemons, and has had the chance to open for many top notch performers including Alice in Chains, Jada Pinkett Smith, J. Geils, and Doubleday, and now he adds his skills to All Funk'd Up!