The best part of seeing The Pimps Of Joytime in concert is that you never know what to expect. The Brooklyn-based quintet doesn't confine themselves to just one or even two genres -- anything is fair game, meaning ticket buyers are in for surprising, rollicking spectacles. Even the band's stellar recordings don't fully convey their soulful, funky energy -- this is music that's meant to be experienced live. Whether they're making the floors shake with the hip-hop-infused "Janxta Funk", shaking their hips to the mambo-influenced "Bonita", or sparking dance-offs with the groovy club anthem "Booty Text", The Pimps Of Joytime pack personality and passion into each of their shows, leaving crowds grooving all night long.
In 2007 singer Brian J recruited a diverse band of musicians from Brooklyn and New Orleans to form a genre-defying supergroup influenced by acts like Santana and Parliament Funkadelic. They dubbed themselves The Pimps Of Joytime and began creating a wildly varied catalog that combines soul, funk, rock, blues, reggae, dub, and salsa. The band is known for their extensive touring, typically playing more than 100 shows a year including major festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, High Sierra, and All Good. Since its inception, the group has had a rotating lineup of drummers and bass players, but Brian J and vocalists Chauncey Yearwood and Mayteana Morales remain the three core members. In total the band has released three studio albums -- 2008's High Steppin', 2011's Janxta Funk!, and 2014's Jukebox Paradise -- building a rich collection of danceable tunes that come to life at their thrilling live performances.