Initially put together as an outlet for fun, musical creativity, Earphunk began with late night jam sessions between good friends guitarist/vocalist Mark Hempe, bassist Michael Comeaux, guitarist Paul Provosty, and drummer Michael Matthews. Reigning from the funky town of New Orleans, the quartet was set on furthering their exploration into playing music, and began to polish their jams and express their musical aspirations at various house parties and small clubs around New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA. Close to a year later, as the group began to gel and find more opportunities to perform, long time friend and keyboardist Christian Galle joined forces with the Phunk to collectively propel the band’s young yet promising sound. Adding vintage organ and electric piano textures to the already heavy, funky jams, the addition seemed inevitable.
The band has not looked back since, recently releasing their debut album “Comin’ Up” in May of 2011. Earphunk has frequented the stages of most of New Orleans’s music venues, including Tipitina’s, the Maple Leaf, the Blue Nile, and more. After completing numerous successful tours, Earphunk is gaining fans all throughout the United States. In recent months, Earphunk has shared the stage with bands such as: Galactic, Big Gigantic, Perpetual Groove, Toubab Krewe, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Past festivals include Wakarusa Music Festival (2010) and Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival(2011).