Sessions :: Funkanites

We're excited to have Judson Spillyards, guitarist from Amasa Hines & Funkanites, curating our April Sessions at South on Main! For his final show, Judson is taking the stage with the Funkanites. Show begins at 8 PM with a $10 cover. Call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table.


Funkanites are an eight piece Little Rock Arkansas based Afrobeat, Soul, and Funk ensemble. The lineup features members of other Little Rock bands such as Amasa Hines, Velvet Kente, and Twice Sax to name a few. To say the band is well seasoned is an understatement. They are quite capable of handling any genre thrown at them, however, their focus is heavily on late 60’s and 70’s Afrobeat, Soul, and Funk with a contemporary spin on the genres. Big bombastic horn lines are the norm, as well as an air tight rhythm section that stretches and sews the pocket but never leaves it. Though almost entirely instrumental, some of the members have been known to sing on a traditional Afrobeat tune or two. They are ambassadors of a music that is not so readily available in a live setting at this day and age. They will move you.