The Chameleon Project
Funk ‘N’ Space: Launch Party
w.Jamie Kidd (Box of Kitten)
Like the chromatophoric creature that gives the band its name, Chameleon Project (CP) effortlessly changes colours and taking dub, jazz, disco, funk and psychedelia, to outer space and back, creating a completely original live electronica musical experience — rich with heavy bass, daring improvisations and mind-bending tonal colours.
Based in Toronto and led by fearlessly creative guitarist Josh Laing and bassist/producer Snappy Homefry, Chameleon Project has steadily built a following in its home city, across Canada and beyond for over a decade.
Known and appreciated as instigators of the local live jam, fusion and electronica scenes, CP has hosted and shared the stage with such heavyweights within it’s ecosystem as: The New Deal, Lotus, Bassnectar, Charlie Hunter, DJ Shadow, Keller Williams, EOTO, Dub Trio, Garaj Mahal, and Biodiesel. Their festival and touring resume includes Camp Bisco (Mariaville, NY), Evolve (Antigonish, NS), Freedom Festival, Illumination Festival and the NuJazz Festival (Toronto), along with hundreds of club dates in Canada and the eastern United States; performing for for audiences numbering in the thousands.
“Funk N Space is the most sonically advanced album Chameleon Project has ever produced,” says Laing. We’re proud of how our songwriting and sound have evolved, and people who have heard the new record in progress comment on how much impact the new music has and how they’ve never heard anything like it. Creatively, we focused on themes and narratives with songs like Bigfoot and the Kraken, along with psychedelic experiences and journeys into the centre of the mind, with the goal to blur the line between live instrumentation and audio technology. We think it’s a real vision of the future that truly brings our brand of funk into new sonic space.”