The Trampz are a 7-piece funk and soul outfit from Dundalk with a revivalist approach to funk/soul that has its roots in music of the 60s and 70s.
Band members are Kevin Johnson on lead vocals, Peter Baldwin on Bass and vocals, Tyson Dillinger on drums and vocals, Paul Campbell on keyboards and vocals, Lance Dangerfield on lead guitar and Ellington Dennedy on clarinet.
The Trampz fuse superb musicianship with ball bouncingly funny lyrics to create one hell of a funky, feel-good show. The tight-knit bass, drums and guitar section is complemented by percussion, organs/keys and The Raging Horns brass section; all of which is commanded by the slightly manic/always entertaining frontman, Kevin Johnston.
2011 was a busy year for The Trampz, seeing them headline music festivals such as Vantastival and Tanglewood, playing a string of sold out shows and an appearance on TV3’s ‘The Apprentice”. Their debut single “1.2” was also featured on a CD giveaway with the Irish Daily Mail in October.
The band recently headlined two nights at this years Vantastival and are set to perform at number of festivals this summer. Members of The Trampz were also recently involved in the scoring, along with Jinx Lennon, of Pat McCabe (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto) and Kevin Allen’s (Twin Town) new film “Flat Lake”, which is due out this summer.
“There is a strong comedic element to their live shows and they believe in putting a smile on faces as much as a groove in the step” Irish Daily Mail
“They might not play often but when they do, they’re entertaining, energetic and at times out-right hilarious, with a packed tent (and then some) dancing to their funky sax, clarinet and bongo beats.” STATE.ie
“The Trampz on the main stage were hitting all the right buttons” GoldenPlec
“The festival got under way on Friday evening with in-die rockers Ham Sandwich headlining as well as the Trampz taking to the main stage too. After impressing on the Lock up stage in previous years, The Trampz made the leap to the festivals main stage and have surely cemented their reputation as one of the country’s most interesting and entertaining performers. The second performance of the weekend on the Lock-Up stage saw crowds happy to gather and dance withing ear-shot of the much esteemed funk fueled eight-piece.” Dundalk Leader
Tickets to their show in the Spirit Store on the 30th of June are €10 and can be purchased online or on the door on the night. Doors will open at 8.30pm
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“1.2” Music Video