Funknut formed in 2006 when Tony Gallicchio and Tristan Greene started playing together as a key and drum duo. Since then Funknut has expanded and has been blessed to play with a rotating cast of talented musicians with Tristan and Tony as the core. In 2009, Sean Mclay became a permanent member of the band holding down the low end and making things even funkier than before. In 2010, good friend Paul McArdle joined in on the guitar. Fans of improvisation, each Funknut show is different from the next. Special guests make their way on to the stage often, you never know what you are going to see.
Funknut’s latest album “JUICY” included special guests such as members of The Moho Collective, Roots Collider, Big Mean Sound Machine, AudioInflux, Blue Falcon and more!
Funknut and its members have opened for and played with The Temptations, Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic and Talkings heads, Robert Randolph, John Medeski, The Four Tops, Soulive, KRS-One, Particle, Alan Evans and Break Science as well as performed on the WXXI TV show OnStage.
You can also see Tony touring with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad all over the US.
Strive to keep the funk alive!