Punk Funk Mob is as mysterious and magnetic as their music. Formed in 2007, this Bay Area band has been most accurately illustrated as the Ramones meets Funkadelic with Betty Davis on vocals. Drawing inspiration from their predecessors, Punk Funk Mob oscillates between genres; injecting gritty elements of rock, punk, funk and new wave into a sonic orgasm for its listeners.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you both born and where are you located now?
Quincy Ramone: Born in Fresno California.
Femi: Born in Berkeley California. We are Both located on Earth for now.
How did this project form?
Out of Pure Desperation.
Describe the musical elements and direction:
As far as musical elements the music is basic Rockn’Roll – Guitars, bass guitars, piano, Synths, (Drummzz: “in all forms”) and Technology. You’ll find a lot of harmony, vocals and catchy melodies. As far as direction, saying sumthin that means sumthin to someone else other than us.
Where can people see you perform in the Bay Area?
We perform all over the Bay Area and throughout the World – Following us on Facebook will keep you up to date of our journey/performances and shenanigans.
I’m very familiar with Angelo Moore (Fishbone), how did you get picked up on his label?
Keno Mapp, he’s a close friend of Mr. Moore. Femi is a close friend of Keno and she gave Keno our Demo “How R U?” He shared it with Angelo and Mr. Moore put us on!
Some of your best performances and why:
We’ve had some really magical shows, way to many to mention. The best performance is yet to come.
How do you see Punk Funk Mob fitting into the Afro Punk movement?
Not at all other than being Black and waking up with an Afro. We don’t fit into SHIT! True so called Afro Punkz and the Punk Rockerz will understand what that means.
What is the goal of this project and how has that changed since 2007?
Getting a really great manager that see’s our vision and can execute that vision. Performing internationally and putting out more records as well as continue to build our fan base.
It’s always best to stay in the moment. There is our plans and then the universe’s plans for us, we’ll bank on the universe.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Waking up in the morning with no gas in yo car having to be somewhere very important on time! Got just enough gas to get there! DONE! Have a wonderful lunch with someone you truly love at a fine cuisine. Walking back to your car and see all yo windows are busted out and stole all yo shit that was in yo car. Taking a deep breath and then finding yo self making LOVE 2 SOMEONE U LOVE. Going 2sleep soo worried about what you have lost. Wake up the next morning and everything they took out the car was returned to you.