Live Music: Adem Tesfaye Band and D'funk and the Grease Monkeys

800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706

Adem draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Star, and the Roots. His craftsmanship of storytelling is unique and rhythmically hypnotic. Adem’s stature on stage and baritone voice ooze with sexy richness, heartfelt warmth, life wisdom, and command. Having lived in Seattle and NYC his sound is an elixir of grit, instrumentation, big stage performance, and Broadway lights. Adem released two solo albums, D-iZ-lll “the Sickness” and “Athedage” with producer Rick Flowers, Mannie Sanchez and Matt Mueller and shared stage with acts like Red Man, Method Man, De la soul, Pharside, Ben Harper, Spearhead, and Jazzmatazz. His latest Release "Pressure"! released March 11th, 2022 with his new crew. Adem Tesfaye Band is a Soul Funk Rock band with a Hip-Hop edge.

D’Funk and the Grease Monkeys is a six-piece hip-hop group from Madison. Rapper D’Funk brings honest lyrics and smooth, in-the-pocket delivery, over deep grooves, lush arrangements, ripping solos, and dynamic vocals from the band. The Grease Monkeys have crafted a unique sound, reimagining the world of jazz/hip-hop fusion and captivating young audiences around the Midwest with their ability and energy.