Jacqui Camm releases "Colors" cover! 

Jacqui Camm delivers a soulful cover of Black Pumas classic "Colors", featuring Alex Gross on bass, Caleb Gordon on guitar, Chris Schmitt on keys, Willy Gurley on drums, with Karlee Raye and Shirley Clinton on background vocals.

Produced by Tony Camm and recorded at Fainting Goat Studio in Bedford, VA.

 

Download the song right HERE!

 

Jazz@720 Kicks Off Winter with Laurabella Trio and a swinging January! 

Jazz@720, Downtown Lynchburg's newest live music event kicks off the winter with the sounds of the Laurabella Trio this Saturday Dec 3rd.

The popular new event has enjoyed sold-out shows and rave attendee reviews since it's launch in early November.

The December 3rd show will be the final one for 2022, with the event returning with a robust lineup beginning the first weekend of January 2023.

The "Jazz@720" experience boasts live musical performances, table and lounge seating, with an available food menu and wine bar. 

You can get your TICKETS to all future shows right HERE.

 

 

New Lynchburg Jazz venue prepares for Sold Out opening weekend. 

.                         Tony Camm tests the stage lighting at the new Jazz@720 venue.

Jazz@720, Downtown Lynchburg's new live music and event venue opens this weekend and it's idea creators are ecstatic that both shows on Friday and Saturday are sold out.

A great start for a concept that didn't even exist a month ago, and was born out of a lunch conversation between local entertainerpreneur Tony Camm and the owners of the 720 Commerce Street space and Mission House Coffee.

The idea was for a collaborative event space in the newly renovated building that would satisfy a few goals...breath life into an empty space, give local jazz musicians a recurring place to perform, and bring a new form of recreation to Downtown.

Mission accomplished, as the advanced ticket sales for this weekend have reached the 70 ticket capacity days before opening.

Camm has enlisted the help of his wife Jacqui, former business partner Michelle Johnson-Lane (with whom he operated the Mezzanine Performance Cafe in that same space back in 2008), local musicians Josh Barling and Lew Taylor, as well as a host of friends and family members to transform the space and have it show-ready by opening date.

The venue will play host to many variations of events...music, art shows, pop-up shopping, poetry and more, all branded with the @720 moniker.

Info and tickets for all events can be found at cammentertainment.com/720

.                          Furniture and lighting almost complete at the @720 venue in Downtown Lynchburg.

 

Concerts For Causes Event Presents Instruments To Lynchburg Kids! 

Concerts For Causes, Inc. and ToNY CaMM Entertainment, LLC. presented a dozen musical instruments to deserving Lynchburg students during their recent Lynchburg Food, Wine, Funk, Jazz and Blues Festival held on October 15 at Riverfront Festival Park.

Flutes, keyboards and several violins were among the brand new instruments presented to students from our community, most of whom were identified by Dr. Sterling Wilder at the Jubilee Family Center.

The first-time Lynchburg event was born out of the relationship between local entertainerpreneur Tony Camm and Maryland-based Concerts For Causes, Inc. CEO Brett Murray, who met several years ago when Camm's band traveled to Bowie, MD for Murray's Savior Bowie Festival, a twice-a-year, two-day festival that features food, wine, artisan vendors and over twenty-five bands, all to support the organization's "Save The Music" initiative.

"Since it’s beginning, the "Save The Music" initiative has given hundreds of musical instruments to deserving students. Many of our high schools have wonderful music programs with dedicated teachers, but inferior or no musical instruments. Concerts for Causes has given thousands and thousands of dollars worth of instruments to the most deserving students in under-served communities across the nation" says Murray.

The Riverfront Park event treated Lynchburgans to fantastic food, wine and artisan vendors, both local as well as from the Maryland area, and featured local bands Flat Five Jazz, Earthbound Creatures and The Funk Allstars, and Maryland bands Steve Leads & Off The Grid and Cymone Lovett & The Dream.

Camm and Murray plan to make this an annual event that grows exponentially in vendors, entertainment, crowd size and of course...instruments for our youth.

To donate to Concerts For Causes at any time click HERE.

ToNY CaMM launches Jazz@720 Music Event 

ToNY CaMM Entertainment is bringing a live jazz music event to Downtown Lynchburg.

Jazz@720, located at 720 Commerce Street, will feature live jazz bands and performers in an upscale table and lounge setting with food & beverage menu available.

November's First Friday will serve as the event's launch with local popular quintet Flat Five Jazz taking the stage on November 4th followed by jazz aficionado Lew Taylor and his band on Saturday November 5th.

Both nights doors open at 7pm and music starts at 7:20.

There will be limited tickets and light menu available from adjoining Mission House Coffee.

Click here for tickets and reservations. 

"Hey Shortie" among Isotopia Records ten 2022 Grammy first round ballot entries! 

"Hey Shortie", the rollicking funk/R&B jam by ToNY CaMM featuring Scottie Clinton, Tra'Zae and Barry Lovell is among 10 entries on the 2022 Grammy first round ballot from New York City-based Isotopia Records.

Announced in this week's Billboard Magazine, the song, entered in the Best Rap Performance category, was written by Camm, Walter Whitfield, Brandi Scott, Tra'Zae Clinton and Barry Lovell Randolph, Jr. and was produced by Maurice Preston and Constance Hauman.

Voting is from Oct 13 to Oct 23rd for Recording Academy members.

"Hey Shortie" is streaming on all music platforms and available for download HERE.

ToNY CaMM TEAMS UP WITH GLOBAL NON-PROFIT TO "SAVE THE MUSIC". 

Recording artist and bandleader ToNY CaMM is joining forces with Maryland-based non-profit Concerts For Causes, Inc. to bring the "Lynchburg Food Wine Funk Jazz and Blues Festival" to the Lynchburg Riverfront on Saturday October 15 11am-6pm, to benefit the organization's "Save The Music" program which gives musical instruments to deserving students in under-served communities across the nation. 

Studies show that 95% of high school students involved in a music program will graduate and go on to college, and many high schools have music programs with dedicated teachers, but inferior or no musical instruments. 

 CaMM has enlisted the help of his bandmates from the Funk Allstars, along with local favorites Earthbound Creatures and Flat Five Jazz as well as Maryland acts Steve Leads & The Off The Grid Band and Cymone Lovett & The Dream, plus recording artist Shirley Clinton and renowned bassist Robb Harper to bring an entertaining day of jazz, blues, R&B and funk music, along with artisans and food and wine vendors. 

Musical instruments will be presented to students throughout the event and some lucky youth performers will get to sit in with the band. 

Admission to the festival is FREE, but donations to the cause are welcomed and encouraged before, during and after the event. 

To register for free tickets and to get more information on donating, sponsoring or vending go to www.concertsforcausesinc.org

ToNY CaMM & The Funk Allstars set to headline 2022 Be Kind Music Festival! 

ToNY CaMM & The Funk Allstars bring their "One Rhythm, One Nation" touring show to this year's Be Kind Music Festival this Fri night Sept 23 at the Sedalia Center in Big Island, VA.

The 20-piece "psychedelic funk circus" will take the stage at 9pm with a two hour show that features elements of P-Funk, rock, soul, hip-hop and the band's own creation of funky Grateful Dead tunes coined "Funk the Dead".

Opening acts on Friday include Kimberly Druen, Firecracker Jam, Gabby Lea, McBroom & The Jam and Sierra Star.

For tickets and more info click HERE

The Funk Allstars and Earthbound Creatures delight at Funkateers Ball 6! 

ToNY CaMM & The Funk Allstars, featuring a litany of special guest performers, along with Earthbound Creatures. P-Funk legend Mike Hampton and vocalist Kendra Foster tore the roof off of the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club this past weekend at Funkateers Ball 6.

Read the review from David "Dr. Brookenstein" Brooks:

The show started at 8:20pm with ToNY CaMM and the Earthbound Creatures (featuring Nappyhead Funk Army's own Zack Roberson (#9) and P-Funk's own Kendra Foster). The band started off hot, getting the fans shaking their hips to all FUNKADELIC music -- the first song was "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On". The synthesizer riffs were nice and funky (thanks to Chris Schmitt) and the funky bass lines were hot. "Super Stupid" featured #9 on lead vocals and this song was nothing short of guitar heaven (with the nastiest, fiery lead guitar work so far this night)!! "Good to Your Earhole" and "Friday Night, August the 14th" were da bomb..."Friday Night" was led vocally by female vocalist Eve-Lynn Deegan and it was another straight-up pyrotechnic lead guitar fest! The ending to this set was a slower song called "I'll Stay", featuring the beautiful vocal stylings of Ms. Kendra Foster! I loved the synthesizer riffing on this song. The set was over around 9:00pm. 

The second set began 9:20pm with ToNY CAMM and the Funk Allstars (with Kendra Foster, Zack "#9" Roberson, Linda Shider, Robert Woods and Shirley Clinton). Shirley Clinton came out and performed a super-funky track called "Funk Me If You Nasty" followed by "Give Me The Funk"! After that, it was on to some newer P-Funk stuff called "Pole Power"...the dancefloor was full of funkateers shaking their groove thangs--GIVING UP THE FUNK!! Mr. ToNY CAMM handled lead vocals for my favorite new P-Funk song "I'm Gonna Make U Sick" -- the sax solo on this song was very nice, but the highlight was the intense lead guitarisms of Mike "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton! P-Funk vocalist Linda Shider was featured on "Red Hot Momma" and she killed it on lead vocals -- the band played the verses nice & slow and chorus of the song was nothing short of straight fire. Kidd Funkadelic was up to his usual act of spitting out blazing fire with his lead guitar and Gabe Gonzalez broke it down on a powerful drum solo! "One Nation Under a Groove" was another lead guitar spotlight for Kidd Funkadelic. "(Not Just) Knee Deep" featured #9 on scat vocals, but the highlight of the song was the beautiful voice of Kendra Foster channeling the late Ms. Belita Woods on "Sentimental Journey" (JUST SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL)! The song featured a little bit of "Rubber Duckie" and the "Disco-to-Go" riff (a la P-Funk style). It was on to some more danceable funk stuff with "Flashlight"...everyone got an overdose of DA FUNK on this night...even a new SIR NOSE emerged onstage! 

Then it was on "Maggot Brain"...interesting enough, Kidd Funkadelic decided to play some of The Wizard of Oz classic "If I Only Had a Brain" (The Scarecrow Song). Very comical stuff--afterward, he went into the signature Eddie Hazel song "Maggot Brain" -- EXCELLENT performance by The Kidd ! "Cosmic Slop" featured #9 on lead vocals...Kidd Funkadelic had some technical difficulties so he jumped into the solo part of the song a little later...at first, the lead guitar riffs were a little subdued but he finished very strong. "Mothership Connection" was the ending to this funk fest with ToNY CAMM summoning for the mothership. The show ended at 11:10pm.

Watch videos from the show.

"One Nation Under A Groove"

"Flashlight"

"(Not Just) Knee Deep"

"Cosmic Slop"

ToNY CaMM brings his "psychedelic funk circus" to Funkateers Ball 6. 

Funk ringmaster ToNY CaMM, leader of the Funk Allstars collective, is bringing his "psychedelic funk circus" to Funkateers Ball 6 on Sept 10, 2022 at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, MD.

The annual P-Funk convention, which this year features guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton and Grammy award winning songstress Kendra Foster, and is emceed by famed Mandrill drummer Neftali "Funkadrill" Santiago will see hundreds of funkateers descend upon southern Maryland for a full weekend of festivities that include listening parties, social gatherings, book signings, trivia competitions and the live-music ball itself.

CaMM and his high-energy party mob, which includes members of two bands, The Funk Allstars and rockers Earthbound Creatures, plus an assortment of P-Funk luminaries such as Linda Shider and Gabe Gonzalez as guest performers are preparing to tear the roof off of the venue with classic and fresh new hits in homage to the music and legacy of the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic.

Doors will open at 6pm and the 30 member music act will take the stage at 8.

 

Tickets and more info are available at  tonycamm.com/funkateersball6 

 

 

 

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FUNK the New Year in as the biggest, baddest funk and dance band in Central Virginia, ToNY CaMM & The Funk Allstars, team up with current Parliament/Funkadelic guitarist and front man Garrett "Starchild Jr." Shider and P-Funk DNA Shirley Clinton to tear the roof off of the Glass House in Downtown Lynchburg, with opening act rock band Earthbound Creatures and a ring-in-the-new-year dance party with Deejay Noyz.

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