Euforquestra

Bio

Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh, think Euphoria+Orchestra) relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. Eufórquestra is quickly spreading its self-proclaimed “Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk;” a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Salsa, and Dub. Eufórquestra’s music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com). As percussionist and lead vocalist Matt Grundstad puts it, “we just want to make people dance.”

In October 2009, the band released their third studio album, Soup, a collection of 11 tracks that captures the band at new heights in terms of songwriting, energy and production. In an effort to spread the album far and wide as an independent artist, the band decided to give the album away for free online at www.euforquestra.com. With over 1,300 downloads in its first week the word is spreading!

With three full length albums to their name and a relentless tour schedule (over 100 shows per year), Eufórquestra has created a presence on the national scene, performing all over the U.S. at clubs, concert halls, community events, and festivals, such as Wakarusa, Summer Camp, 80/35 (Des Moines, IA), Sweet Pea Festival (Bozeman, MT), NedFest (Nederland, CO), Montana Beer Festival (Bozeman, MT) and Iowa City Jazz Festival. In addition, Eufórquestra hosts their own festival, Camp Euforia, every year in July, just outside of Iowa City, in Lone Tree, IA.

DISCOGRAPHY:

SOUP – 2009

Explorations in Afrobeat – 2006

The Adventures Of Glen Devey – 2005

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Career Highlights

* 2011 Denver Westword Music Showcase: Best World Artist

* 2010 & 2011 FoCoMX Peer to Peer Awards: Best World Artist

* Camp Euforia festival host since 2004

* Festival performances include Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Wakarusa & more…

Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
04/16/14 EUFORQUESTRA in Milwaukee Miramar Theater United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10/ $12. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 414-967-0302. Address: 2844 N. Oakland Ave.. Venue phone: 414-967-0302. Buy tickets
04/17/14 EUFORQUESTRA in Chicago Cubby Bear United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Box office: 773-327-1662. Address: 1059 West Addison. with Pimps of Joytime Buy tickets
04/18/14 EUFORQUESTRA in St. Louis 2720 Cherokee United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10 (+$3 for minors). Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: (314) 276-2700. Address: 2720 Cherokee St.. Venue phone: (314) 276-2700. Buy tickets
04/19/14 EUFORQUESTRA in Lansing Microbrew & Music Festival United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Varies. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy tickets
04/20/14 EUFORQUESTRA in Madison High Noon Saloon United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $7/$10. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: (608) 268-1122. Address: 701 E Washington Ave # 101. 18+ only. With Natty Nation. Buy tickets
04/25/14 EUFORQUESTRA in Boulder Boulder Theater United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $23. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 303.447.0095 x13. Address: 2032 14th Street. Venue phone: 303.786.7030. for Microbreweries for the Environment Buy tickets

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