The East Wind Band hails from Sacramento and is Northern California's premier Old School Funk, Soul, R&B and Classic Rock party band. This elite group of seasoned musicians evokes the authentic horn-driven sounds of the '60s, '70s and '80s with renewed passion, intensity and excitement.
Founded in 1969, East Wind evolved into a funk-based horn band with the likes of Tower of Power, Average White Band and Earth, Wind and Fire. Their popularity soared during the early '70's as they ignited high school dances, proms and homecomings throughout the Sacramento valley and Bay Area along with special appearances in SoCal. They have performed with renown recording artists such as The Dramatics, Bloodstone and Hiroshima. Their lustrous 8-year stint came to an end at the peak of the disco era when they decided to call it quits to pursue other interests. Now after thirty-something years, East Wind is back with a vengeance fueled by many of the original members. With the addition of prominent lead vocalists and talented musicians, East Wind now delivers one of the most dynamic musical experience to hit the stage.
Musical influences include: Tower of Power, Average White Band, Kool & the Gang, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and many other great artists.
Our Next Gig -
We'll be throwing down the Funk at BELLA BRU CAFE in Natomas on MAY 31. Enjoy a complete evening of fun, food, drinks, music and dancing!!! Music is from 7PM-10PM. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended!