funkUs Dave Mann Orlando funkUs is one of Orlando's most prolific and enduring bands. Dubbed "flavor rock" and declared "a guilty pleasure" (Orlando Weekly), the "groove heavy precision" of "Orlando's highly regarded jam band" (Orlando Sentinel) has inspired audiences to move, groove and gather since 1998, earning such titles statewide as "Orlando jazz-groove staples" (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.) Yet, with an often surprising blend of musical genres and "jam rock styles that recall Phish and The Allman Brothers" (Daytona Beach News-Journal), the band is also renown for tributes to Santana, The Doors and Pink Floyd, having "musically portrayed" these artists in a popular Jambando concert event held annually. With 6 CD releases including contributions by many top Orlando/Tallahassee musicians with a notable cameo by Tom Constanten (formerly a member of The Grateful Dead), they continue to perform regularly coast to coast throughout Florida at premier music venues and festivals including the Purple Hatter's Ball (2013), the Bear Creek Music Festival (2009, 2011), the Orange Blossom Jamboree (2010-2011), Jambando In The Park (2010-2012) and many others. funkUs is also one of the founding members of Jambando in Orlando, Florida and has recently shared stages with Galactic, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Robby Krieger's Jam Kitchen, Victor Wooten, Steve Kimock Band, Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, The New Mastersounds, The Lee Boys, Zach Deputy and Consider the Source.