Free Form Funky Freqs

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Free Form Funky Freqs

Tom Spiker

Fri, February 20, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Free Form Funky Freqs
Free Form Funky Freqs
Two sets:

9:00 PM
10:30 PM

Loaded with fiery rock, free-form jazz and funk, Free Form Funky Freqs is known in its individual identities as guitarist Vernon Reid, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and drummer G. Calvin Weston. "Reid might be most famous as a member of Living Colour, but he was a recognized guitar master before he was a rock star, playing with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society. Lately, he has been the other half of Yohimbe Brothers with DJ Logic, as well as the guitar of choice in James Blood Ulmer's rootsy blues recordings. Likewise, Weston has recorded with a range of prominent crossover artists, including Ulmer, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards and Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Bands; in Coleman's group he shared the stage with Jamaaladeen Tacuma. At one point the Philadelphia bassist Tacuma branched off into his own form of funky dance music, but lately has stuck close to funk and jazz."
Tom Spiker - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Tom Spiker
Born on June 20, 1974, Multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer/engineer Tom Spiker

has been making music professionally since the age of 12. He has toured throughout

the world in many musical roles ranging from avant-jazz to hip-hop, playing guitar,

bass, keyboards and percussion. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Tom made his way

through the University of Miami jazz program as well as the Manhattan-based New

School-Mannes College of Music where he studied bass and guitar with Reggie

Workman, Vic Juris, Kermit Driscoll and David Fiuczynski. While in New York he

worked with such diverse artists as Steven Bernstein’s Sex Mob and Bob Marley’s

original vocal group, The Soulettes. In 2000 Tom made his way to Philadelphia where

he has been recording and/or performing with a variety of artists including Kelis, G

Love and Special Sauce, Jimmy Luxury, John Medeski, Billy Martin, G. Calvin Weston,

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, members of the Sun Ra Arkestra and many, many more. Tom

also owns and operates Undercarriage Studios based in the heart of Northern

Liberties, Philadelphia.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125