Feb
20

I worked closely with Good Foot Promotions to put together this action packed show! And guess what?! IT WORKED! The Feb-Funk-a-Thon was a great success! JazzChronic and Deep Fried Five were especially on point with their internet promotions. It’s so refreshing to work with bands that actually promote and are hip to social media. They’re even on SoundCloud! I’d like to see more bands utilize this awesome site that is currently dominated by DJ’s (like me) and electronic music producers.

Ally, of Good Foot Promotions, is the bomb. I designed the flyer and she ruled the streets pasting it everywhere possible. I was really pleased with her distribution campaign. I think it made a big splash! We also worked quite well together on the internet side of things constantly @’ing each other, the event or whatever was most relevant on Facebook. Again, refreshing.

Another exciting breakthrough that happened while we were promoting this event was the Facebook Page updates. At once my DJ Notech Page could @ people and interact with the event page. Previously this privilege was reserved for my personal Facebook Profile.

So anyway, it all came together! I sent out an email through my Funk’s Not Dead! email list. I also created a short sample mix the week before the show and sent out a Facebook update to my fans notifying them of the free mix as well as the upcoming show. We didn’t get much press, but we did get support from the Fusicology email list.

Night of, The Five Spot sound man top-notch! All the bands sounded great! And one thing I’ll say The Five Spot really has going for it is: location, location, location. What a difference indeed.

Here’s the run down of the bill…

Atlanta’s own Newberry Jam, Nashville’s Deep Fried Five, and JazzChronic from Athens to be hosted by DJ’s Notech & Dr. Adam Bomb.

NEWBERRY JAM
For years, Newberry Jam has been one of the main staples of the Atlanta funk scene. Ian Newberry fronts the band with his signature slick guitar licks and other big Atlanta music names such as Michael Hurly (Bass) and Radley …Fricker (Drums) make this one very funkalicous band.
http://www.myspace.com/newberryjam

DEEP FRIED FIVE
One of Nashville’s top funk acts, Deep Fried Five is a group of friends who formed this band with the goal of funk revival. Their approach brings back the sounds of retro 60s soul and 70s disco while incorporating acid jazz and funk into a melting pot of high energy and climactic jam.
http://www.myspace.com/thedeepfriedfive

JAZZCHRONIC
Athens-based jazz chronic is some of the smoothest original funk around. Horn and key heavy, its a real treat for the funk music fan. Its got that guaranteed groove that’ll get your feet dancing and your booty shaking.
http://jazzchronic.com/fr_home.cfm

FUNK’S NOT DEAD! (DR. ADAM BOMB & DJ NOTECH)
Top shelf new funk and classic ATL DJ’s known for their Funk’s Not Dead! series at Highland Inn Ballroom, and Adam Bomb’s Soul Kitchen radio show, these guys know how to get ya groovin’ and will keep it goin late night with some bass heavy goodness.
http://www.facebook.com/djnotech,

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About the Author
Ryan is owner operator at Streets of Atlanta Promotions and Student Innovation Fellow at Georgia State University. His previous work includes Transportation and Sustainability Outreach at Central Atlanta Progress, and small business marketing and advertising. Email him at ryan[at]streetsofatl.com or follow on Twitter @streetsofatl. Thanks for stopping by!