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Goldsboro, NC

IGB-Entertainment is the newest and most innovative form of live entertainment sweeping the southeast region. Specializing in “GFM” (Grown Folks Music,) this unique brand of entertainment covers the eras of seventies, eighties, and early nineties FUNK , R&B, and Contemporary Jazz. Depending on the need, they have also been known to heat up things in the Funk Rock, Contemporary Gospel venues, and even some churches. Founded by Kirby L. Hamilton (aka “Phunkplayah”), IGB brings the heat to the thirty-eight plus demographic and because of their marketing strategy and personnel, they are able to provide music and entertainment for any and every age group in attendance. IGB’s line-up is as follows: PHUNKPLAYAH : High energy "ONE MAN BAND" show with the sound of a full eight piece band. FUNK – Classic R&B - Contemporary Jazz The FACULTY of FUNK (back up band if budget allows) Also allows you to have two separate forms of live entertainment “PHUNKPLAYAH” will bring NON STOP music to your entertainment needs. Minimum breaks, no down time….. unless requested. Other things that separate IGB from other bands or entertainment groups is that they might even give the audience a chance to win cash and prizes while having the time of their life. Kirby L. Hamilton, Jr. has been extremely active in the music industry for over thirty-five years on stage, behind the stage, even behind a desk, and he has not stopped as of yet. He has recorded with such names as “Brick”, known for platinum seventies hits such as “Daze”,”Dusic”, “Ain’t Gone Hurt Nobody” just to name a few. He has also recorded with the master hit maker Dr. Dre’ and performed on Snoop Doggy Dog’s multi-platinum CD “Doggystyle” along with the first two videos “What’s My Name” and “Gin and Juice”. In the early eighties he released his own LP that made it to Billboard’s Pick of The Week along with names such as Chaka Khan and Curtis Mayfield. During the eighties and nineties he produced various up and coming Black and Latino Hip-Hop artists. Just recently he started on his own NEW FUNK CD….Contemporary Jazz CD….and New Gospel Funk CD. He has taken the sound (talkbox) of one of his major influences Roger Troutman , and kept it alive in his recordings, and live performances. That part of his show has become a crowd favorite. He has shared the stage with such groups as The Emotions, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Dramatics, Marvin Gaye, Roger & Zapp, Ice Cube, and One Way. As an executive in the industry, he has been Entertainment Director and Special Events Coordinator for various Indian Gaming establishments on the west coast from 1990-2003. Some of his events and concerts have been televised nationally. He has booked such acts as Gap Band, Roger & Zapp, Rick James (which was televised on VH-1’s Behind The Music), LeAnn Rimes, Clint Black, Ice Cube, Jefferson Starship, Vanilla Fudge, and many other events that range from comedy to Ultimate Fighting and “Toughman” contests. He also managed one of Palm Springs, California’s hottest dance clubs…..Club Fantasy. Call IGB for your entertainment needs and they will bring decades of performing and recording experience, decades of promotions and marketing, and hours of sheer “toe tapping, head nodding, hand clapping music for your dancing and listening pleasure. Kirby L. Hamilton, Jr. aka “PHUNKPLAYAH” "Ol Skool" Funk/Classic R&B Websites:  .....  .....For his Contemporary Jazz side:   ....  .....      ..... past performances include: Fantasy Springs Casino...Cahuilla Creek Casino...Agua Calienete’ Casino.... LaQuinta Arts Festval... Dillard Alumni Assoc.... Jacksonville Alumni Assoc.... Phoenix Fest... House of Blues... Hollywood Palace... Carlo & Charlies..... Sash.... WSSU Alumni Homecoming JAM (2007-2009- 2010-2011).... National Black Film Festival (2009-2011)... Oliver Twist (NC) Broad St. Cafe (NC)... Papa MoJo's (NC)... Sundance Plaza Hotel & Spa (NC)... OverTime Pub (NC)...HAMS (NC).. Torero's (NC)...Palmettos (NC) Benton Convention Center (NC) Various clubs throughout California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Various weddings throughout California and North Carolina. Rider Requirements: 16 channel stereo mixing board with a minimum of 2500 watts (depending on the size of venue and attendance (Yamaha, Mackie, Behringer or equal value) 3 Sure 58 microphones / 3 boom stands 2 JBL 15 inch speakers with horn / 215 inch Behringer speakers with horns (monitors) Yamaha Motif ES6 / Yamaha DX100 / Yamaha DJX DigiTech Vocal Harmony Processor 2 Ultra Keyboard Stands Dressing Rooms (number of rooms depends on which show is booked) Stage size depends on which show is booked (Full band=THE FACULTY of FUNK) Set up time 90 mins. Sound check 2 hours before performance Rider may vary depending on personnel (The Phunk Shakers) and which show is requested. Shows: 1 to 2 hour Jazz Funk Show (dinner or background music) 4 hour show (Cont. Jazz Funk / DJ / Ol Skool Funk and R&B) All shows are negotiable and can be customized to fit your specific needs.


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