Kung Fu took part in the festivities during the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual trade show in Anaheim, CA, this past weekend, playing the Telefunken AfterFunktion and welcoming several guests for the set.
The performance took place on Friday night on top of the Grand Legacy Hotel, overlooking Disney Land’s Space Mountain. After opening with a few tracks from their “Ninja Cuts” series and live favorite “Hollywood Kisses,” Kung Fu welcomed up one of their more unique guests, Michael Winslow, who is best known as the sound-effects guy from Police Academy and Spaceballs. Winslow lent his talents to covers of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”
Next up was guitar phenom Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who ripped it up on Kung Fu’s own “Scrabb” before the band welcomed Deep Banana Blackout keyboardist Cyrus Madan and Funky Dawgs Brass Band for “African Battle.” Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish joined in on his band’s “Cult of Personality,” taking over for Kung Fu bassist Chris DeAngelis while DeAngelis handled lead vocals. Finally, guitarist Marcus Rezak helped out on “I’m the Slime.”
Watch video of Winslow and Wimbish’s sit ins above and below, and watch Niederauer’s three-minute solo on “Scrabb” here.
NAMM AfterFunktion, Anaheim, CA
Scorpion, Prime Time Rib, Sfvendago, Chop Suey, Hollywood Kisses, Voodoo Child (w/ Michael Winslow), Whole Lotta Love (w/ Michael Winslow), Scrabb (w/ Taz), African Battle (w/ Cyrus Madan and Funky Dawgs Brass Band), Cult Of Personality (w/ Doug Wimbish on bass & Chris DeAngelis on vocals), I’m The Slime (w/ Marcus Rezak)