About Funk N' Roses

     FUNK N' ROSES combines the over-the-top rock show of Guns N' Roses with danceable, horn-driven funk!! 80's attire is worn, various GN'R tunes are jammed out and sprinkled with long, peaking horn solos, and the female incarnation of Axl Rose prowls around the stage in a neverending scene of insanity!

 

 

     In the Fall of 2011, bassist Brett McConnell and vocalist Aniana Hough were performing together in a popular funk outfit in Portland, OR. While brainstorming ideas for a "musical costume" to perform at the band's Halloween show, they came up with the idea of performing funky versions of Guns N' Roses songs while titling the show "Funk N' Roses." The band wasn't too keen to the cover choice (Brett and Aniana were the only GN'R fans in the band) and the show didn't end up getting booked.

     Months later, Brett and Aniana decided to go on with the show anyway! Having spent over three months arranging many songs in the Guns N' Roses repertoire to be performed with a three-piece horn section, Brett decided to book a show at one of Portland's best venues, The Goodfoot. The show took place on May 31st, 2012 and included an eight-piece band comprised of some of Portland's best musicians!

     The debut Funk N' Roses show consisted of two sets; the first being a variety of tunes from Guns N' Roses' "Use Your Illusion" albums and "GN'R Lies," and the second being "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. The show was a hit, and you can view the entire debut performance at http://www.audioglobe.com!

 

     With the exception of a 2013 performance at Dante's in Portland and a couple of performances at the Bombs Away Cafe in Corvallis, OR, FN'R has since decided ​to make their shows an ANNUAL EVENT at the Goodfoot. You can only see them once a year, so don't miss out on the special event when it occurs!

5/31/12 - The Goodfoot

Lineup:

Brett McConnell - Bass
Aniana Hough - Vocals
Kyle Smith - Guitars
Mitch Wilson - Drums
Josh Lava - Keyboards
Jon Ramm - Trombone
Farnell Newton - Trumpet
Joshua Cliburn - Tenor Saxophone​

Jason Goers & Rob Sipsky - Lighting Design​

 

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7/25/13 - Dante's

Lineup:

Brett McConnell - Bass
Aniana Hough - Vocals
Kyle Smith - Guitars
Kyle Owen - Drums
Matt Johnston - Keyboards
Lars Campbell - Trombone
Tree Palmedo - Trumpet
Joshua Cliburn - Tenor Saxophone​

Jason Goers - Lighting Design​

 

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7/24/14 - The Goodfoot

Lineup:

Brett McConnell - Bass
Aniana Hough - Vocals
Kyle Smith - Guitars
Kyle Owen - Drums
Dave Dernovsek - Keyboards
Lars Campbell - Trombone
Tree Palmedo - Trumpet
Joshua Cliburn - Tenor Saxophone​

Jason Goers - Lighting Design​

 

 

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9/5/14 - Bombs Away Cafe

Lineup:

Brett McConnell - Bass
Aniana Hough - Vocals
Kyle Smith - Guitars
Kyle Owen - Drums
Dave Dernovsek - Keyboards
Lars Campbell - Trombone
Jon Roberts - Trumpet
Joshua Cliburn - Tenor Saxophone​

 

 

 

 

5/31/12 - The Goodfoot​​

Setlist:

Set I:​ Coma, You Could Be Mine, The Garden, Live And Let Die, Yesterdays, So Fine, Civil War, Don't Cry (Original), Estranged

Set II: Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Nightrain, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City, My Michelle, Think About You, Sweet Child O' Mine, You're Crazy, Anything Goes, Rocket Queen

Encore: Patience, November Rain

 

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7/25/13 - Dante's

Setlist:

 

Set I:​ Out Ta Get Me, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, The Garden, Anything Goes, Civil War, You're Crazy, Don't Cry (Original), Coma, Paradise City

Set II: Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Yesterdays, It's So Easy, So Fine, Think About You, Live And Let Die, Sweet Child O' Mine, Patience, Estranged, Rocket Queen 

Encore: Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain 

 

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7/24/14 - The Goodfoot

Setlist:

 

Set I:​ Anything Goes, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, The Garden, Out Ta Get Me, Civil War, You're Crazy, Don't Cry (Original), Coma, Paradise City

Set II: Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Yesterdays, It's So Easy, So Fine, Think About You, Live And Let Die, Sweet Child O' Mine, Patience, Estranged, Rocket Queen 

Encore: Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain

 

 

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9/5/14 - Bombs Away Cafe

Setlist:

 

Set I:​ Anything Goes, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, The Garden, Out Ta Get Me, Don't Cry (Original), You're Crazy, Coma, Paradise City

Set II: Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Yesterdays, It's So Easy, Live And Let Die, Sweet Child O' Mine, Estranged

 

Encore: Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain

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