Talley Up! is a swampedelic New Orleans funk band featuring some of the finest players in Marin County including bandleader Jim Talley (Bob Weir, Eric McFadden, Stu Allen, Lumanation) on keyboards and lead vocals, Tom Finch ( Big Brother & the Holding Co., Pamela Parker, SF Airship ) on guitar and vocals, Michael Pinkham (New Monsoon, Scott Law) on drums, Jen Rund (Lumanation, Stu Allen, Cole Tate Band) on bass as well as special guest artists.
The band has just released their first cd entitled “Funky Alchemy”. Recorded 24 track live at 19 Broadway by ace live recordist Bob Cogswell the 9 song 74 minute cd showcases the band’s amazing alchemy of funky improvisation and telepathic musical interplay.
Talley Up! has opened for Moonalice in a local festival appearance and recently performed with Karl Denson at the High Sierra Music Festival and have appeared in front of packed audiences at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley opening for the likes of New Orleans trumpet maestro Kermit Ruffins! Locally in Fairfax the band has played extensively at 19 Broadway, the Iron Springs Brewery and Peri’s. The band has also appeared regularly in San Francisco at the Tupelo in North Beach as well as Amnesia, Doc’s Lab and the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Talley Up! mixes psychedelic funk originals with funky New Orleans covers from the Meters, Neville Bros., Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary and Dumpstaphunk. Their unique hybrid of psychedelic jamming over irresistible New Orleans grooves create and unstoppable dance floor experience!
“Jim Talley is a great keyboardist! It’s a damn pleasure to play with him!!”
— Eric McFadden (Parliament/Funkadelic, Eric Burdon)
Jim Talley – Piano/Vocals