Delta Nove fans often call the sound of the band ‘world funk,’ a mixture of a psychedelic funk rock concert, Brazilian Carnaval, and Mardi Gras, or as a fan once said, ‘it’s like Funkadelic got lost in the Amazon jungle.’
Born in a garage in Long Beach, California, Delta Nove has put in some serious work since their first independent release in 1998, leaving a trail of deep funk, thunderous Brazilian drums, greasy horns, and psychedelic exploration wherever they go. Influences include P-Funk, Fela, Tim Maia, Jorge Ben.
After over 1000 shows and years of touring, 8 independent releases and years of musical evolution, the band has truly developed into a powerhouse of sound and rhythm.
The live show is where the band shines, with a lot of energy connecting with the audience, never failing to whip them into a full on dance party. Each show features a unique set, drawing on a huge catalog of original material and unique covers, sprinkled with lots of improvisation and on the spot creativity.
Woven together with deep pocket drums, super funky guitar, chest thumping bass, powerful horns, cosmic keyboards, thick vocals, and always a massive amount of percussion, this is the D No sound.
Delta Nove has had the pleasure to share the stage over the years with Dr. John, String Cheese Incident, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Dennis Coffey, members of Parliament Funkadelic, Burning Spear, Merle Saunders, King Sunny Ade, Ozomatli, Michael Franti, WAR and more.