Get Funky with Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic @ Reggie’s

Mike Zabrin is a jack of all trades at the mere age of 24. A songwriter, producer, arranger, and bassist, Zabrin has formed his own collective group, now known as Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic, and they’re here to bring their groove-inspiring sounds to Reggie’s on Thursday night.

This group is not made up of fledgling rockers; rather, you’ll find members hailing from Kool & The Gang, Parliament-Funkadelic, Fishbone, and The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown. With the combined experience in this group, you won’t find a better mashup of funk musical stylings. Their sound is mainly funk, but also brings in touches of soul, R&B, and even jazz, with ample horn appearances and a diverse musical archive.

Their debut album took nearly two years to make. Released in 2014, Funktastic works to showcase the signature sound they zoned in on from the get-go. The best part about their work? It’s always changing, especially in a live setting. You’ll find local artists continuously joining their live lineup, from backup singers, trombonists, to soul crooners. Experience Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic for yourself this Thursday; you absolutely won’t regret it.

Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic will be playing Reggies on Thursday, April 21. Bassist Pennal Johnson will be opening the show. This 21+ concert begins at 8pm, with tickets costing $7. Reggies is located at 2105 S. State St., (312) 949-0120.

Sarah Brooks
Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks is a native Chicagoan with a penchant for words, music, art and this magnificent city of Chicago. Raised on The Beatles and learning the violin at age 9, Sarah’s passion for music began early in life. Her musical obsessions include Wilco, Otis Redding, Neko Case and Real Estate, but they truly change daily. She can be found at a concert, trying a new restaurant, or running along the lakefront path.