Nominated for: BEST Local Bands
A vibrant, organic, ever changing, Denver based cast of captivating musicians proving that great funk music rocks, and great rock music is supremely funky. Comprised of concert promoters, touring Jazz geniuses, and high school music teachers, Bop Skizzum is Andy Guerrero (lead vocals/guitar,) Serafin Sanchez (tenor saxophone/keyboards/vocals,) Joe Ferrone- (trumpet/vocals,) Jeff Valentine (trombone,) Chris Harris (bass guitar,) Tohbias Juniel (drums,) and The Simonica - Simone Brackett and Monica Conway (vocals.). Founder and front man Andy Guerrero attributes the ear-catching, percussive nonsense to Bill Cosby-speak, as in “…bop skizzum, flippin flazzum, and the pudding pop.” It's memorable, but can't quite be associated with any one genre of music. Which is perfect, because Bop Skizzum just won't commit; integrating energetic and soulful sounds of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Punk, and whatever else pops into their heads, into a seamless, mesmerizing feast for the eyes and ears. Devout in their faith of the unifying power of music, Bop Skizzum has launched a new, fully interactive website and continues to capture hundreds of fans on MySpace, while proving to the music industry that FUNK is not a four letter word.