“The Funkitorium” was birthed in Philadelphia, PA, March 2019 after a few months of filtering, the band finally found a crew that fits. Those Artists are Lead Vocalist “Arthur Thomas”, Vocalist “Re-Mus”, Guitarist “Zavetis”, Bassist “The Jusman”, Drummer “Chops”, DJ “Ndot", Dan “The Man" on keys, and last but not least, Cam on Percussion/Drums. The Funkitorium was assembled like one of the super teams that you see in sports by front man Arthur Thomas. The band became a group with a chemistry that you don’t see that often - the brotherhood between them all plays a huge part in their success.
The Band spent that first year gaining respect from peers, bloggers, and anyone who claims that they have a love for music. The Funkitorium won Multiple accolades and receive tons of acclaim from multiple media outlets across the country, even down to receiving a citation from The City Council of Philadelphia, - thanks to the PHL Live competition sponsored by Councilman David Oh. The mission, as they like to call it, is to bring funk music back. Funk has a huge impact and influence on most of the greatest producers of our time and the group has taken on the task of bringing it back to the forefront - Building on the blueprints laid by Philly International, Stax, and Motown.
The Funkitorium released their debut album, "Welcome to Funktar" via Spring Garden Records, a label spawned out of Community College of Philadelphia’s music department, headed by Paul “Starkey” Geissinger & David Thomas. It happened while N Dot was enrolled in the school’s SRMT program. N Dot would be working on the foundations that Arthur and he were creating at their studios which is the base of what we hear from the group today. Now the energetic Key Studio session with WXPN with the incomparable John Vettese, N Dot got the band signed with Spring Garden. With a few records in tow and a few more to record, they started to pave their way to bring the sound from their homeworld Funktar to the world. Working through the beginning stages of the pandemic and after releasing their debut single "How You Like Me Now", they followed up with a socially conscious "Fried Chicken". "Welcome to Funktar" debuted in February 2021. It was well recived by the fans and press. After the restrictions, the band began performing in the tri-state area to multiple standing room only and sold-out shows.
As they decided to work on the follow-up to "Welcome to Funktar", the band of brothers felt like some things were missing. They decided that they needed to add keys to the already rich sound. So at the West Philly staple of open mics called The Juice Jam, they met Dan and hit it off. A few shows later they realized that he too might be from the mythical alien planet as well. The last edition to the band was a frequent collaborator and the drummer for Juice Jam, Cam on percussion. Now fully loaded with two more Funktarians, the group started to undergo the process of recording and it has birthed two singles fan-favorite "Minding My Business" and the November/December flavored "Funky Bells". Stay tuned for what the fellas have in store - new album coming soon.
“West Philly party rock favorites Arthur Thomas and The Funkitorium said goodbye to one year and hello to another with “Minding My Business,” a high-octane new single that’s available on all streaming services now. The track is five minutes of nonstop energy, a fierce disco-funk jam about running round town, being truest yourself while the rest of the world does its own chaotic thing. Punctuated by sick licks from guitarist Zavetis and a bumpin bassline by The Jusman it’ll bring you up if you’re feeling down or take you higher if you’re already there.” - John Vettese
— The Key