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Booyaka is a funky legend, a non-stop party, a musical mantra, a way of life.
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Retro yet forward looking, danceably funky but rockingly filthy dirty, Booyaka's individual groove has never been more vital. After more than a decade of gigging Booyaka remains Shropshire's premier funk band. A true inspiration for past and present generations of misspent youths, these funk-rock heroes have genuinely changed the musical landscape to create the funkiest county you've never heard of. Seriously, ask Max Rafferty of the Kooks. We taught him everything he knows. Almost.

After literally hundreds of gigs, a continental tour, support for the likes of Eat Static, Jah Wobble, Transglobal Underground and Ozric Tentacles, battle of the bands victories, headline festival slots, and one botched record deal, Booyaka have returned after a three year hiatus, and are still filling venues with their loyal and frankly demented fans. Check them out at a festival near you. Keen as mustard!

Let the Mothership land in your pants!


Press cuttings

: 31 Days in Shropshire said: " Acid Voodoo Funk Warriors Booyaka have taken the local scene by storm with their head on tight groove. Described as a cross between Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Jimi Hendrix their original fusion has tickled a whole new generation's Funk Glands!"

: Shropshire Star 14/08/98 "Rock band win region's main prize"

: 31 Days in Shropshire June 2010 "Shropshire's premier funk band"

Past shows list:

Previous shows include gigs on the continent, Rock Garden Covent Garden, Several Farmer Phil's Festivals (including headlining the alternative marquee), Thimbleberry Festival, Telford Festival, Fusion Festival, GRR Festival, several Bridgnorth Festivals, Black Cat Festival Powys, Sedgefest, Welsh Cider and Perry Festival, Oakengates Theatre (supporting Transglobal Underground), Shrewsbury Music Hall, Robin Hood Brierley Hill, Marz Bar Worcs, JB's Dudley, HeebieJeebies Liverpool, The Varsity Wolves, Copperface Jack's Manchester, Scallywags Malvern, Town Hall Bridgnorth, Haywood Arts Centre Wellington, City Tavern Brum, Random Arms/Maker/Plymouth, Roadhouse Birmingham, etc etc etc.

Booyaka, Telford

music type
Funk-Rock - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Telford, Shropshire, WV15 5DA
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