With this release, Big Ol' Dirty Bucket launches its first album exploring the evolution of funk music, melding classic seventies funk theory with contemporary elements and sounds, producing an entirely unique and entertaining experience for fans of all genres.
Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket’s sonic elements pay homage to its influences -- 70’s Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop -- creating a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience. The 10-piece band complements its seamlessly tight hooks and dance grooves with bouts of over-the-top musicianship, and the result is a sound and performance that is musically intricate and complex yet accessible to even the most casual music fan.
Big Ol' Dirty Bucket's self-titled album is the band's debut studio release and contains eleven pulsating tracks which highlight the unique style of funk that has become the band's trademark sound. Laden with big horns, pulsing keys, scratchy guitar, and soulful vocals atop undulating bass and drums, each track showcases the vast sonic pallet that makes Big Ol Dirty Bucket's sound so modern and unique, while retaining an unmistakably classic funk feel. From the powerful funk/rock components of the album's opener "Photonic Amplifier People" and the James Brown-esque chicken pickin' of "Lite That Spliff", to the classic soul stylings of "Emotional Rollercoaster", all the way to the pulsating dance floor burner "All Night Long and Once In The Mornin'", Big Ol' Dirty Bucket's self titled album is destined to spawn a slew of party playlist favorites across the board.
Fueled by a propulsive rhythm section and led by the powerhouse vocals of front woman Sarah “Lil’ Shrimp” Seminski, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket surged onto the local Boston music scene in May 2010 with its inaugural appearance in front of a sold-out crowd at The Middle East Downstairs. A cascade of well-attended American Northeast appearances followed the performance over the two years, including appearances with Onyx, tracy Bonham, 420 Funk Mob (featuring George Clinton and members of the Parliament Funkadelic), Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Dopapod, Strangefolk, and other chart-topping national and international acts..