On November 1st, the most popular jazz-funk band from Latvia “Very Cool People” is starting their first Central Europe tour with a home concert in Riga, the tour will continue with one concert in Kaunas, Lithuania, two concerts in Hungary and 5 concert streak with the band FUNKorporation (garage funk, jazzy soul, Balkan pop) in Romania.
“We are very thrilled to go on our first tour around Hungary & Romania, we have always wanted to have a tour around Central Europe, because mentality & culturally wise in our opinion we are very similar, so we hope that communication with audiences & people in general will be as great as at home! Also we are very happy to go around Romania with a fantastic local funk band FUNKorporation. So, hell yeah, we are ready to funk & make very cool parties in the venues we will be playing on this tour!” Very Cool People about the upcoming tour.
The tour dates and places:
11.1. - Shot Cafe - Riga, Latvia
11.3. - Babtynas - Žemaitkiemis Manor - Kaunas, Lithuania
11.5. - Babel Camp - Balatonboglár, Hungary
11.6. - Szimpla Kert - Budapest, Hungary
11.7 - Atelier Cafe - Cluj-Napoca
11.8 - Jazz and Blues Club - Targu-Mures
11.9 - Gravel Room - Satu Mare
11.10 - Moszkva - Oradea
11.11 - Reflektor Venue - Timisoara
The upcoming tour is financially supported by the special purpose programme for touring by State Culture Capital Foundation, concerts in Romania are organized by the agency “Stairway Booking” (Romania).
This August “Very Cool People” went on their first tour in South Korea, giving 7 concerts in festivals and clubs around the country. The band is also nominated for the biggest European showcase “Eurosonic Noorderslag 2019”, which will take place on January in Groningen, The Netherlands.
“Very Cool People” is a jazz-funk band originated in Riga, Latvia, by guitarist Elvijs Grafcovs. With a backbone in jazz, funk and soul, incorporating influences from surf, klezmer, rock and hip-hop, Very Cool People is creating modern, complicated and listenable music for a wide audience. The band using contemporary tools is trying to put jazz & funk back to dancefloor and make it more accessible to ordinary, nowadays persons. The band is an actively gigging band, in which all the members love & enjoy performing live shows more than anything. When they are on the stage they “blow the roof off” of the place & charge audience’s batteries with energy that is coming out from the guys when they are in act.