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I'll be subbing in the pit of "Spider-Man" over to the Broad Way this evening and tomorrow (Tues/Wed, 5/28 & 29). Though I have not actually seen the show, I can only assume that this photo of me with my nephew, Tucker, just begins to hint at all of the action onstage as webs are spun.... \m/
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Every once in a while a good one comes along....

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I subbed tonight at Spider-Man over to the Broad Way. It was their 1000th performance. (It was my 36th!). The show's composers, Bono & The Edge, showed up for the curtain call. It was a fun night! Congrats, Spidey!
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Melting faces in "Rock of Ages" over to the Broad Way tonight (Sat. 5/25) at 8pm and tomorrow (Sun. 5/26) at 3pm and 7:30pm.  Let's rock!!  \m/
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Me standing next to famous people for 1/500th of a second before they caught me and complained...
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Employment
  • self-employed
    Musician, present
  • Funkboy Music
  • Epic Records
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Brooklyn, NY
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Chattanooga, TN - New Orleans, LA - Los Angeles, CA - London, England - Boston, MA
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Bass player living in Brooklyn NY, Music Director, world traveler, bon vivant, anti-socialite
Introduction
Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley is bass player and musical director to the stars. He has performed with 40 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and counting. He has been musical director for Sam Moore, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Tokens and has performed with: Sting, Elvis Costello, Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster. 

Appearances include: Carnegie Hall (featured soloist with the Rock Concerto), Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (with Cracked Ice led by Crispin Cioe), “Rock of Ages,” “Spider-Man,” and “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, Obama Inaugural Ball featured in the Barry Levinson documentary “Poliwood,” Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Today Show, Emeril Live, Imus in the Morning, Charlie Rose, Live with Regis & Kelly, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Istanbul State Symphony and Israel Symphony Orchestras.

Ivan is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music and an inductee into the NY Blues Hall of Fame. To date, he has traveled to 27 countries around the world and played to audiences of up to 82,000 people in performance settings ranging from jazz duos to 150-member symphony orchestras.

Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Ivan has resided and worked in: New Orleans, Los Angeles, London, Boston, and is now based in New York City. Ivan has a BA in Psychology from Tulane University, where he was Musical Director of college radio station WTUL, New Orleans. He was also a publicist with Epic Records/Sony Music.

“Look at That Cookie” is Funkboy’s fourth recording as bandleader. With Jim Dower on keyboards (Sam Moore, Savage Garden, Ne-Yo) and Joe Goretti on drums (Moby, Ne-Yo, Temptations), Ivan & company travel the world together backing Sam Moore, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and other royalty of soul music. On days off back in New York City, the trio creates instrumental groove music that might result if The Meters joined Lou Donaldson and Ramsey Lewis for a jam session. It’s soul-jazz that even has jam-band crossover appeal. It’s music inspired by Memphis, Motown & Mardi Gras. So you know it’s party time when these boys are in town!

More information is available at: www.funkboy.net and www.facebook.com/funkboynyc.

Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley uses Warrior Basses, Hartke & Markbass Amplification, DR Strings, and Digitech and Line 6 signal processors. Ivan eats only Little Debbie snack cakes.
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Tulane University
  • Musician's Institute
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