Sprouting from Austin and San Marcos, Funk-O-Tron compels you to move while arresting your attention. Like a transient with a Ph.D, Funkotron moves around various musical landscapes ranging from funk, fusion, Latin, blues, scally-wag dities, rock, afrobeat, hard-meat-funk, and melt-your-face psychedelia.
Funk-O-Tron is John-O (The Pickler) Davies on rhythm guitar and vocals, Rex Simmons on Keys and vocals, Anthony Stokes on lead guitar, Lee Braverman on bass, and Tom Raines on drums. They are often joined on stage by the Brown Eye Horn Section of Tony Alexander on Sax, and Talley Barnes on Trombone. Derrick Thigpen has recently joined on sax and occasional bass.
Over the years, Funk-O-Tron has drawn together a collective of Merry Crinklers from around the country that fly the Brown Eye Flag- A group of wonderfully novel individuals that contribute to the great vibes and fun atmosphere. If you see a Japanese flag with a brown circle in the center, yell brown eye! Then let the sexy shenanaganery ensue.
Funk-O-Tron has played Wakarusa, ACL, and other festivals while touring the U.S. The album "Audio Gravy" was released in 2011 and is available on this site and can be found on itunes. There are also free downloads of live shows showcasing Funk-O-Tron's infectious energy at a show.
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* Cheers to past members Leonard (Leon) Bailey on keys, Joshua Mouton on bass, Jak White on drums, Stephen Garret on Bass, Josh Ball on Drums and all the horn players that have graced the stage with that Funk! Also cheers to Bear and Highlife Glass Works for all the love, Trish Doss for doing some awesome photography for FunkOtron, and R. Theis for designing our Audio Gravy T-Shirt and Album art.