Funk's Most Wanted  
Dana Allen


Gary “Tuf-Dana” Allen is true veteran in the music industry. His energetic style of play has many seeking his talents. Not only is he a standout keyboardist, he is also an accomplished bassist and drummer. Tuf-Dana was born with music in his blood and you could probably say his name in at least 10 other countries and it would be recognized. There are many things Tuf-Dana can do on the keys and not only with his hands.

Mike Pope


Talk about funky… this brother is the ultimate funk guitarist. His sound and style of play takes you back to the days of the funky 70s. Straight out of Detroit, Mike grew up in Motown listening to the likes of the Funk Brothers (Motown’s house band) and some of the other renowned funk guitarists. Pay close attention cause this funkster ain’t no joke!

Rulon Davis


Stage named Master Ru, the lead singer started performing since the age of six in his family’s living room. He and his siblings won numerous talent shows performing hits from the Jackson 5, The Temptations, as well as some of the other famous Motown acts. As an adult he has shared the stage with such acts as Lakeside, Morris Day, Ohio Players, The Average White Band and a host of others. Whether bellowing out soulful funk tunes or crooning out some of your favorite love songs, you are sure to settle in and take a ride down memory lane.

Darryl Marsh


Darryl’s Musical career began at an early age. He has played with some of the biggest names in the business from funk to country western. While deployed with our United States Navy overseas, he funked them from Singapore to Australia. Darryl’s hi energy has added more flare and excitement to FMW.

Stuart "Stu B" Thomas



Stuart “Stu B” Thomas - Listening to Stu sing is like waking up and hearing sweet birds chirping in the summertime. Stuart's influences are groups like Blue Magic, the Stylistics and the Temprees. “Stu B” has been known to bring the house down with his sweet finishes to love songs and if you think that’s all he brings to the table, you have another thin coming. If you haven’t heard him sing, you are in for a big surprise.


Clay "Cashmere" Watkins


Known to his band mates as "Cashmere," Clay was a late bloomer in the music industry. Hard work and determination helped him become a focal point of the group. As a child Clay would sit around and listened to his father and uncles as they played old gospel tunes. The Jackson Southernaires, Mighty Clouds of Joy and the Mississippi Mass Choir is what influenced Cashmere to belt out tunes in his soulful baritone.

Mark "Hatchett" Hughes

 

Mark “Hatchett” Hughes. Now why do you think he’s called “Hatchett”? Watch him thump the bass and you get the picture. Originally from Ohio (the funk capital of the world), Mark knows how to keep the beat funky and he also knows when it’s time to let go. By running around with the Troutman brothers or sneaking in to listen as the OHIO Players rehearsed, it was clear what the future held for this FUNKY BASSIST.