Talley Up! is an original + covers funky band featuring some of the finest players in Marin County including bandleader Jim Talley (Lumanation, the Beautiful Losers, Cole Tate Band, LZ Phoenix) on keyboards and lead vocals, Tom Finch ( Big Brother & the Holding Co., Jazz Iguanas, Tom Finch Trio ) on guitar and vocals, Michael Pinkham (New Monsoon, Albino) on drums, Jen Rund (Lumanation, Stu Allen, Cole Tate Band) on bass as well as special guest vocalists and 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 performed 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.
Funky Alchemy mixes psychedelic funk originals with funky New Orleans covers from the Meters and Dumpstaphunk along with a slew of vocal and instrumental songs to fill the dance floor! With irresistible rhythms, expansive jamming and memorable tunes Talley Up! is lighting up stages all over the Bay Area and coming to a dance floor near you soon!
“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