Phunky Blue Jeans

Classic Rock Band from La Quinta, CA - Will travel up to 150 miles
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$750 - $3000 per event
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About
Phunky Blue Jeans is a funk/rock/jam band featuring infectious grooves, searing guitar melodies, epic throwbacks and endless amounts of desert soul. Phunky Blue Jeans is sound/lighting fully equipped to perform in any venue including Concerts, Large Arena Fund Raisers, Parties, and intimate Clubs. After 200+ shows in the Southwest, Phunky Blue Jeans has a growing reputation as a powerhouse band that can get the party started and keep it going all night long. Playing their favorite classics and originals, Phunky Blue Jeans pays tribute to some of the best bands of all time, with a new fresh flavor, and brings the heat with their mix with soul, funk, and rock grooviness slip-sliding from bluesy to disco, from jazzy to blues, and unrehearsed jams. Improvisation is a key component to the sauce, no two shows are alike. Their recently released album has begun to bring these sounds to an ever increasing audience with no signs of letting up any time soon. With an emphasis on energetic pocket grooves, and musical exploration, Phunky Blue Jeans brings the party to the dance floor and leaves audiences begging for more.

The "Phunky Blue Jeans", are seasoned professional performers (2 guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, three excelle lead vocalists, with excellent state-of-the-art lighting and sound.

Founding member and leader, Paul Rabbitt has played in Chuck Berry's band before crowds up to 50,000 people. His 2015 indi release, "Paul Rabbitt & the Phunky Blue Jeans" is in initial distribution. His release "Keep On Truckin", a CD and a Collectors Addition LP with GearFab Records was done 2002, and is now in a third edition printing and actively selling in Europe. Keyboardist-second vocalist, Chris Carletto, is an LA Music Conservatory alum and has recorded two albums. Lead guitarist/vocalist, John Grounds' recordings can be found on Soundcloud.com. Drummer, Steve Arbuckle is a pro-percussionist who is well-rounded in all styles. The bottom end is ably delivered by Pat Ellet

Here's a few recent Facebook comments:

*** "Paul Rabbitt, Neil Young, and Paul McCartney, all played excellent shows here in the Coachella Valley last night. True rockers don't let anything stop them." (John Clavin-Facebook)

*** "So incredible." (Adam Novicki-Facebook)

*** "The amazing Paul Rabbitt & the Phunky Blue Jeans are 2 miles from my house- awesome job Paul! So keep an eye out for they definately won't disappoint you. This bands for real " (Steve Eastman-Facebook)

*** "Awesome" (Sheryl James Frisella-Facebook)

*** "Tonight is the kind of night that you remember. Paul Rabbitt, legendary guitarist from 1960's-70's band Tongue performing "Morning Dew" (wisepoppabear - Youtube)

*** "It was a great show... Got some great photos and videos Friday night and will be to the show Saturday night.." (Richard Larson - Facebook)
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Private Party

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Retirement Party

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This band was amazing! Our guests had a great time dancing and was highly entertained. They even helped my 6 yr old niece sing a song to her grandma. Will definitely hire again and recommend to anyone. Thanks so much guys! You rock!!

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Phunky Blue Jeans’s Response:

Thank you so much for hiring the band Lynette. We totally enjoyed playing for you, your family, and your guests. See you again soon, we hope!

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Celebration

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We hired Phunky Blue Jeans for my father's 60th birthday/retirement and everyone who came to the event raved about how amazing the band was. They were the highlight of the party and we're so glad we had them! HIRE THEM!!!!!!!!!

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Community Event

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the audience enjoyed their walk as they participated our 24 Hour Breast Cancer Awareness event.

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Phunky Blue Jeans’s Response:

It was a pleasure playing for El Centro Navy Base. We hope to entertain you again!

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Private Party

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The band came through for me last minute when a prior act fell through, but I was glad it happened that way. They are a very talented group of guys and their music was perfect for my Blues, Brews & BBQ event. We will definitely have them back to entertain soon!

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Phunky Blue Jeans’s Response:

Excellent gig and we loved playing for Lauren. This was poolside so we could've set up anywhere but she accommodated the band so that we would not have to face the sun. We'd love to come back and play for her again

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Mar
21
Private Party
Rancho Mirage, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Feb
12
Valentine's Day Party
Indio, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
La Jolla, CA
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Nov
11
Retirement Party
Anaheim, CA
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
8
Retirement Party
Imperial Beach, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
8
Ironwood Spring Blues Bash
Palm Desert, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Apr
7
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
Rancho Mirage, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Mar
24
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
Rancho Murieta, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Mar
24
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
Rancho Murieta, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Mar
17
Palm Desert Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Feb
24
Omni Rancho Las Palmas
Rancho Mirage, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Feb
17
Palm Desert Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Bill Withers
Yesterday
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Achy Breaky Heart
Billy Ray Cyrus
Soul Man
Blues Bros
Sunny
Bobby Hepp
Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springstein
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Tequila Sunrise
JimmyBuffet
Jail House Rock
Chuck Berry
Route 66
Chuck Berry
Hold On I'm Coming
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Bad Moon Rising
Creedance Clearwater
Right Place Wrong Time
Dr John
Best of My Love
Eagles
Feel A Whole Lot Better
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One of These Nights
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Take It Easy
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Second Nature
Eric Clapton
Calling You
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Radar Love
Golden Earring
Some Kind of Wonderful
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Jackson Brown
Like a King
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Got Me Runnin
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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding
Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles
Unchain My Heart
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Smokin Gun
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Riviera Paradise
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Willie the Wimp
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Isn't She Lovely
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Werewolves of London
Warren Zevon
Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
Ninety-Nine and a Half
Wilson Pickett
I Thank You
ZZ Top
You Shook Me
Led Zepplin
Cover Band
60s Band
70s Band
80s Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Motown Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Classic Rock Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Please note Phunky Blue Jeans will also travel to Indio, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Salton City, Thousand Palms, Cathedral City, Thermal, Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Mountain Center, Idyllwild, Mecca, Ripley, North Palm Springs, Anza, White Water, Aguanga, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, Cabazon, Joshua Tree, Warner Springs, Ranchita, Twentynine Palms, Hemet, Borrego Springs, San Jacinto.
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