Busty and the Bass Don’t Need Glass Slippers to Funk It Up

Busty and the Bass. Photo by Noy Ma Busty and the Bass. Photo by Noy Ma

Busty and the Bass played a fantastic set this Friday night taking the term “crowd pleasers” to a new level. The nine-piece band plays a revitalized version of funk music. After an 11-day tour recently, they were ready to rock their hometown Montreal. There was not a single person standing still on Friday, and Busty and the Bass made it impossible not to dance with their new funk style. Clearly, Busty and the Bass enjoy performing almost as much as the crowd enjoys watching them.

The band formed during their first year at McGill University, giving them a running start as they had many residence-mates who supported them in their early days. After some hard work and a few lineup changes, this band became more that just something a few college kids did after class. In 2013 they recorded Busty in the Basement, an EP which, like their set on Friday, is made up of both original work and covers. The band has been touring this album, playing shows in New York, DC, and Boston. They have even been filming a documentary, “Live in Kingston,” which you can watch HERE!

Friday’s set included some female vocals for a bit of a change, and a few fun pop covers. The crowd could not get enough of them as Busty and the Bass played a song by Justin Timberlake and Single Ladies by Beyoncé. Both are still stuck in my head.

Busty and the Bass is a must-see band. Their on stage synergy is unmatched. Every note and each beat was perfectly timed, making it a flawless performance. Though the venue was small, the concert felt like a larger venue. Everyone had a fantastic time, and it would be hard to find anyone present who would say no to seeing Busty and the Bass perform again.

Busty and the Bass perform at McGill’s Open Air Pub Event on April 25.

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