The Palumbo Phunk Plaudits

“Catchy songs with horn section, vocal harmonies, funky grooves and  rock riffs”



“A musical powerhouse” Gary Crowley BBC



Winner of the Jazz/Funk/Fusion EP section at the 13th Independent Music Awards

,Upcoming gigs and events for The Palumbo Phunk.

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*GIGS 2015

26th March : Discover Talent @ 229 The Venue
2nd April: Venison Vinyl @ Station House Henley (Headline)
8th May : Fiddlers Elbow
13th June: Dublin Castle (Headline)
10th July: Zigfrid Von Underbelly (Headline)
25th July: Heather Festival (Headline)
31st July: Hootenanny Brixton (Headline)
14th August: Supporting Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene / Paul Weller) + Slydigs
27th August: The Finsbury (Headline) –  Get It Right Single/Video launch.
29th – 30th Aug: Valley Festival, Bristol
23rd September: Nambucca – Adam Ficek (Babyshambles) Support
16 October:  Album Launch “All The Rage We Are” @ Barfly, Camden
21 November: T Chances Tottenham – Headline
5 December: Spice of Life, Soho – Headline
13 December: Tottenham 8 – Matchday Show

*GIGS 2016

5th March : T Chances Tottenham (Headline)
1st April : Nambucca (Headline)
16th April : Spice of Life (Soho)
28th May : Bread and Roses (Headline)
24th June : New Cross Inn
1st July : Gunners Pub, Finsbury Park]
2nd July : East Barnet Festival (Headline)
23rd July : Bread and Roses, Clapham (Headline)
5th August : Lift, Dalston
6th August : The Black Horse Kingston
21st August : Woodies Beer Festival Kingston
10th September : Red Roar Festival : Red Lion, Gravesend, Kent
24th Sept : RetroDub Festival Suffolk
28th Oct : New Cross Inn (Headline)
8th Nov : Borderline supp – Goldray – single launch
10th Dec : Spice of Life – Soho

*GIGS 2017

10th Feb : Magic Garden Pub

April 9 : The Gunners Pub – Single Launch

April 30 : An Alternative Gathering of the Tribes @ Bridgehouse 2 – E16 4ST

May 6 : Club Kamikaze @ Proud Gallery, Camden

May 21 : Primrose Hill Festival – Acoustic Trio

May 26 : Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington

June 30 : New Cross Inn

Sept 9 : The Unicorn, Camden Road


“When Mr James Brown met Sgt Red Hot Chilli Pepper, AC/DC, Arthur Lee and Love”


The Palumbo Phunk are a London based funk rock collective formed in 2011 by guitarist, frontman and Australian singer songwriter Dion “Blindman Jumbo” Palumbo.

The ensemble was born out of The London Centre of Contemporary Music (LCCM), where Palumbo was inspired to add a horn section and two backing vocalists to his usual 4 or 5 piece rock extravaganza.

Boasting a line up from around the world PATF have become regulars on the London scene.




BBC Introducing have been early champions along with Gary Crowley who described them as “a musical powerhouse”.

The band released 1st single ‘Get It Right’ from new  album ALL THE RAGE WE ARE, in early 2016. It and other tracks Takes Too Long and Funky Place have been receiving regular airplay globally from stations such as Shoreditch Radio, The Deuce Show, The Rock Emporium in L.A., and hosts of community radio.

Get It Right was voted number 1 for 3 weeks running on Dutch Station For The Love of Music in June 2016. Takes Too Long has been inn the top 10 since January 2017 on the same station




ALL THE RAGE WE ARE follows up their 2014 award winning self-produced EP, ROCK THE FUNK which won the Jazz/Funk/Fusion Category at the Independent Music Awards (IMAS) and the full album will be released in May 2017 via Thoroughbred Music



Big original sound, based on the old school.


Hard working, high energy outfit performing inspired tunes which go on a musical journey,
drawing a line between catchy hooks and choruses with a funk/rock fusion.
“Catchy songs with horn section, vocal harmonies, funky grooves and  rock riffs”
One will hear elements of rock, funk, blues and jazz, plus quality solos !
A band with many influences resulting in a rich, colourful and uplifting atmosphere.
The Palumbo Phunk is guaranteed to capture the imagination and designed bring everyone up !

The Palumbo Phunk are:

Pete Galea : Drums – UK

Alessandro Taglione: Bass – Italy

Nathan Chan : Guitar – Australia

 Jason Alder : Trombone – Detroit

Dave O’keefe: Trumpet – Ireland

Ileana Marina Fox: Singer, percussion, synth – Argentina

Dion “Blindman Jumbo” Palumbo : Lead Vocals/Guitar – Australia


The Palumbo Phunk in all their glory!


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