Kung Fu Grip was conceived and created to break down the walls in music entertainment. Common boundaries such as era, genre, and style are invisible at a Kung Fu Grip performance. As a band we pride ourselves in being more than just a "one trick pony". From both ends of the spectrum and everything in between, Kung Fu Grip covers every genre associated with dance. We use this technique to bring people together from all walks of life and to make them feel comfortable in having a good time. Equipped with an arsenal of top 40s hits that span from the early 60's through the current hits of today, Kung Fu Grip leaves NO stone unturned when it comes to choosing songs that will entertain the masses. We as a band love what we do, and convey our love and excitement for entertaining throughout each and every performance. Kung Fu Grip/KFG is a seven piece band compiled of drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, and keys. KFG also uses digital sampling and synthesizers to produce an over-the-top rendition of every tune in our dance floor playbook. Now that you know a little about what we do and why we do it, its time to introduce the members of KFG...
Lead vocals/guitar - Adam Dodson aka "Awol the Awazerian Master", age 36 Drummer/vocals - Art Cohenour aka "Artimus Prime", age 40
Vocals - Michele Allen aka "Brick House",
Saxophone - Zachary Hammond aka "Yellow SaxMarine", age 22 Trumpet - Jordan Evans aka "Golden Tiger Style", age 22 Bass/vocals - Ben Stokes aka "Deep End", age 52 Keys/vocals - Daphne Sanders aka "Smooth Touch", age 44
Kung Fu Grip is nominated in 2 of the categories...Funk/R&B/Reggae and Pop.
The award ceremony will take place at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in Lexington, KY. Ceremony begins at 6:00pm.
30 categories in 4 broad sections (industry, style, performance, & special)...from best live venue & best music retailer, to best guitarist & best vocalist, to best country artist & best rock band to community service & lifetime achievement awards!
MCed by Kristen Pflum (LEX 18 News) and Bill Meck ...with special guest presenters that include: Laura Kirkpatrick (from America's Next Top Model), to Dan Wu (of Master Chef), to local DJ legend Max Corona..,with music performances by jazz legend Miles Osland, guitar wizard Ben Lacy, and more!