The Band

D*FUNK is a seven-piece dynamic & diverse cover band formed in 2003 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Stylistically, D*FUNK never strays too far from its veteran funk roots, yet always manages to infuse modern Top 40 pop, as well.  The band’s level of professionalism is always high while creating a party atmosphere at every opportunity they have. D*FUNK consists of experienced musicians who push themselves to stay tight and in the pocket, paving the foundation for a killer male and female vocalist.  The result, in almost every instance, is an alluring dance floor full of people sharing in the experience.  Their schedule stays filled with booking parties years in advance from corporate, weddings, Nebraska Husker Tailgates, annual city celebrations, neighborhood associations, various clubs, and opening up for national acts like The Temptations.

Tyi

Tyi Hakeem

(Lead Female Vocals)
D*FUNK is proud to have our new singer, Tyi Hakeem, on board. Tyi has long been known as one of the best vocalists in the midwest, and her addition to D*Funk has truly taken the band over the top! We’ll be getting Tyi’s official bio up here soon, but be assured, you will want to come and hear for yourself.

Lucas Kellison

Lucas Kellison

(Lead Male Vocals, Guitar, Keys)
Born in raised in Lincoln, Lucas Kellison has been doing music for his entire adult life (that’s only a decade, y’all). A seasoned singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Kellison has worked with and shared the stage with many great acts, including George Clinton/PFunk, Boyz II Men, Leela James, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Patti Labelle, and countless others. Currently, Kellison owns Lincoln’s premier recording studio, SadSon Music Group, and continues to write, record, and perform original material. A longtime friend and fan of DFunk, Kellison is happily joining his great friends and hoping to incorporate his own influence into their already successful and polished sound.

Jamie Cox

Jamie Cox

(Bass, Synth Bass)
Jamie Cox has played bass for over 30 years and started his musical training at age 6 with piano lessons.  As he continued to grow as a bassist and musician, he was exposed to many genres of music and had the opportunity to play with a myriad of top players.  His love of funk, r&b and soul music has been a perfect marriage for the varied styles that D*FUNK plays.  He adds both bass guitar and synth bass to the mix to obtain that thick and solid low end that has become a staple with the D*FUNK sound.

Chris G

Chris G

(Sax, Percussion)
Chris has played with many different bands in and around the Lincoln area over a period spanning 3 decades.  The most noteable acts he has performed with have been Leroy and the Liars, Bossphilly and, currently, D*FUNK.  Chris plays congas, electronic and hand percussion, as well as tenor and alto saxophones.  Chris’ influences are diverse, and include tastes in jazz, blues, funk, r&b, and rock.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

(Keys, Vocals)
Kevin Moore has been classically trained in piano since childhood.  Because of this, he worked tirelessly to learn how to play funk and r&b music.  As D*FUNK’s greatest multi-tasker, Kevin plays two keyboards simultaneously while also contributing greatly to vocals.  He has played in numerous bands over the years, but has found a great home with D*FUNK.

Kevin Gude

Kevin Gude

(Guitar)
Kevin grew up listening to a wide range of music, such as rock, disco, pop and even country.  He started playing uitar at age 11 when he received a hand-me-down acoustic guitar from his cousin.  At age 13, he received his first electric guitar for his birthday and took formal lessons, while also learning on his own.  Many birthdays later, Kevin has arrived in Lincoln via Wichita, KS, and has been displaying his guitar wizardry with D*FUNK since February of 2008.

Geno Lessman

Geno Lessman

(Drums, Vocals)
Born in Loma Linda, California, Geno has played drums for over 40 years.  His styles include reggae, ska, funk, r&b, hip hop, jazz fusion, rock, and blues.  Geno’s musical influences are too great to list, but his biggest influence is Stewart Copeland of the Police.  His discography includes albums with The Push, The Switch, The Crap Detectors, Hoi Polloi, Floating Opera, and Animato.  Geno has been in many bands throughout his career, but none of them have soared to the heights of his baby, D*FUNK.

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