Lester Chambers and Bay Area supergroup Moonalice "Get Funky" on new single

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, February 14, 2022

San Francisco-based psychedelic soul group Moonalice is set to release their latest studio EP, ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’, on the high holy day of April 20. The six song record is the group’s label debut on Nettwerk and features the previously released single “Woo Woo” and an extended version of the band's first single, “Time Has Come Today.” ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’ is their first full body of work since transforming into a ten-piece in 2019 through the addition of Lester Chambers and Dylan Chambers of the New Chambers Brothers, and Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of the T Sisters. Today, Moonalice shares “Let’s Get Funky,” the latest single from their upcoming EP.

Mixed and mastered by 4x-Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Way, “Let’s Get Funky” is a fresh take on the Chambers Brothers’ hit “Funky.” Originally released in 1970, the song was written by Lester Chambers, a co-founder and lead vocalist of the Chambers Brothers, who is now a member of Moonalice. “Funky” broke the Billboard Top 100 despite being deemed “too risqué of a song for the time,” explains the 81-year-old Chambers. Moonalice delivers a new version of the song with tight grooving from Pete Sears and John Molo on bass and drums, funky guitar riffs from Barry Sless, an electric synth solo by Jason Crosby, soulful harmonica playing by Lester Chambers, and lively backing vocals from the T Sisters and Dylan Chambers.

Moonalice will spend the next few months on the road, touring across California, including festival performances at BottleRock and Skull & Roses. The group is also planning an extra special event in San Francisco to coincide with their annual 4/20 celebration. Stay tuned for more details and national headline dates to be announced soon.

Moonalice 2022 Tour Dates

Feb 25 – Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA
Feb 26 – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
April 10 – Skull & Roses – Ventura, CA
April 15 & 16 – Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend – Ukiah, CA
April 22 – Annual 4/20 Celebration – San Francisco, CA
April 23 – River Theater – Guerneville, CA
May 7 & 8 –  Good Old Days Festival – Pacific Grove, CA
May 28 – BottleRock Festival – Napa, CA
June 4 – Freight & Salvage Festival – Berkeley, CA
June 5 – Redwood Mountain Faire – Felton, CA
June 12 – Hog Farm Hideaway – Laytonville, CA
October 8 – Fur Peace Ranch – Pomeroy, OH
More dates coming soon..