Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in the Fall of 2019, Funky Unkle, a Spokane-based 9-piece funk group, will release their debut album FUNKLE on January 18th, 2020. An Album Release Party will be held at Lucky You Lounge on that day with performances by the Jason Perry Trio and Funky Unkle between 9pm-Midnight. Recorded and mastered by James Hill at Amplified Wax Studios, FUNKLE features 10 original funk songs written over the past two years. The album has a heavy yet melodic, deep and danceable modern funk vibe, with a focus on horn melodies and catchy grooves. Prominent influences include Lettuce and Polyrhythmics, alongside older trailblazers such as James Brown and Parliament.