Every first Tuesday of the month, Funky Spuds hosts a night of funk and dancing at San Francisco’s best spot for funk, jazz, and blues, Boom Boom Room. This month they’ll be joined by east bay funkateers, “Boots and the Kats.”
Boots and the Kats is a funk and soul band that hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally formed by guitarist Mark Ignatius and drummer Jon Farland after both had moved to the bay from Los Angeles and Boston, respectively. The soulful and funky original sound of the group is driven by the powerful voice of Azeeta Nikoui and has grown to include veteran bass player Lucas Goodbody and east bay’s own Andrew Dixon on saxophone and Sophie Powers on Trombone. Formed under the influences of James Brown, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Led Zeppelin, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Alabama Shakes, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, The Meters & Lettuce to name a few.