electronic press kit
LIVE SHOW REVIEWS
"The music is super funky and makes you want to move. The band is tight. The lead singer is a great front for the act as well. It's engaging and a real party vibe. You've also stepped up to the challenge of making it more than just a musical performance.
...the most memorable shows happen when there is something extra special happening on stage. Stepping up to make a major production out of the show can definitely be what makes a major impact on the audience. You have a fun theme that's easy to enjoy, and you turn a musical performance into a party."
-Tipitina's, Uptown New Orleans
"In Business always brings it, high energy funky goodness!"
-Maple Leaf Bar, Uptown New Orleans
"These guys know how to do it right. From their amazing chemistry, to their stellar performance, In Business is always a great show!"
-30/-90° Music Club, Frenchmen Street
"Great show, unique sound. Excited to hear you guys again whenever possible. Thanks for a magical night of music."
-Krewe Of Oak of New Orleans
"You'd have to be a stick in the mud not to get a kick out of this shameless, nerdy fun.
The mix is squeaky clean compared to the gritty abandon of standard bearers like Parliament, but you'll want to hear this record if you love funk, brass bands, or New Orleans gumbo music."
-Michael Kunz, Antigravity Magazine
"It’s sax powah! on this album. The funk radiates up the center from the rhythm section but spills out via the horns. Kickin’ drums, on-point bass and Whitney’s powerhouse R&B and nifty nusoul vocal throughout. But unlike some funk bands, The Business isn’t just full speed ahead and uber forte. They know how to change it up, and their command of varying tempos and especially varying dynamics is impressive. As I say on a segment in my radio show, The Fun Is In The Funk, and you certainly find that with [In] Business."
-Raymond Kent, WWOZ
"I got [In] Business' new album Cop Show in the mail yesterday. The Business is the business. I was taken aback by how well mastered this album sounds. It is clean sounding and dirty in the right places. The centerpiece is Cop Show Suite, which felt like a mini movie clocking in at over ten minutes. "Huck-a-Buck" is my fav track on this album. "Smokin' in the House" and "Ya' Mama Got Me Thinkin'" were stand out tracks too. [In] Business - Cop Show is gumbo music. They toss in funk, soul, rock, brass, with a little reggae and rap on a few tracks, and spice it up."
-DJ Jazz One, blogspot.com
"With memorable lyrics and sweet-sounding backup vocals, it's clear [In Business] is ready to make their mark on the world of funk. One listen to the CD and you can tell their sound would be much better experienced live.
...it's evident they have been using their time wisely, making a name for themselves not just in New Orleans, but in the surrounding cities and states as well."
-Ian Monroe, Offbeat Magazine
"If any cultural capital in the world could possibly reboot the adventures of the P-Funk mothership, the Crescent City would be it. Yet this sextet, already well-known for its stage show, is reluctant to identify themselves to us lower life forms...
...this group’s cultural touchstones are all ‘70s-adjacent, from action jazz to “A New Hope” to Charlie Wilson to TV’s perennially underrated “Archer.” But it does indicate that they have excellent taste. You wouldn’t want to cruise the universe with Ed Sheeran and Post Malone, and neither would I."
-Robert Fontenot, Offbeat Magazine
"...an ambitious concept album that exceeds all expectations. The creation is a mixture of masterful sonic landscapes, grimy unapologetic funk, and sound effects which bolster the narrative for a work that is operatic in nature. Wailing vocals, singing guitars, psychedelic saxophones, and bold bass-playing take this album where no android has gone before."
-Josh Benitez, WHIV
"Lots of new music coming out but In Business' Space Story stands out. This is big, loud, funny, funky and epic."
In a world where the very soul of the multiverse is at stake, one band stands apart. Their mission is simple, but not taken lightly. For it is they who have been chosen; they who must rise up… to protect The Funk and share it with those who would use it wisely.
Founded in New Orleans circa 2012, In Business is an organization of like-minded individuals dedicated to the creation and distribution of high-quality funk. Steeped in rich and diverse musical traditions--evident in their intricately-crafted original tunes and unique adaptations on funk classics--In Business maintains a level of energetic showmanship that is impossible to resist. Equipped with a killer Sax Squad, powerful vocal prowess, and big, fat, funky grooves that just won't quit, they remain steadfast in their mission to deliver piping hot musicianship to a need.
Since the release of their debut album, “Cop Show” in early 2016, In Business has honed their skills both at home and across the country, promoting their own unique brand of original, genre-bending, crime-fighting, world-saving funk.
Now, with towering vigor and excitement, In Business is hitting the road once again to promote their sophomore release, “Space Story,” released in May 2018.
Maple Leaf Bar - New Orleans, LA
Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA
Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA
Le Bon Temps Roule - New Orleans, LA
The Spotted Cat - New Orleans, LA
The Green Parrot - Key West, FL
The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL
Skipper's Smokehouse - Tampa, FL
1904 Music Club - Jacksonville, FL
Paradise Inn - Pensacola Beach, FL
The Hummingbird - Macon, GA
Scruffy City Music Hall - Knoxville, TN
The Nick - Birmingham, AL
The Player's Pub - Bloomington, IN
Wilbert's - Cleveland, OH
Hopcat - Detroit, MI
Billy's Lounge - Grand Rapids, MI
The Blue Canoe - Tupelo, MS
The Alaskan - Juneau, AK
Bayview Pub - Sitka, AK
Commonwealth - Las Vegas, NV
Twisted Fish Fest - Juneau, AK - 2014
Rock n' Brew Music & Arts Festival - Palm Harbor, FL - 2018
Bojamz Music Festival - Destin, FL - 2018
Octoberfest - Ocala, FL - 2018
PoBoy Fest - New Orleans, LA - 2018
Radio Play & Interview List
WWOZ - New Orleans, LA
WHIV - New Orleans, LA
WTUL - New Orleans, LA
WKYZ - Key West, FL
WNCW - Spindale, NC
WYCE - Grand Rapids, MI
WOMR - Provincetown, MA
WSGE - Dallas, NC
WKZE - Red Hook, NY
WAPS - Akron, OH
WMNF - Tampa, FL
KTKU - Juneau, AK
100.9 The Creek - Macon, GA