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Funk Masters Bid Adieu to Fans

Funk Masters Bid Adieu to Fans

Who: Chi, Head Poppin' Fatness
Where: SJ's on Beaumont
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Thursday February 7, 2002

AFTER funking up plenty of audiences all over Newcastle for the past three years, seven-piece outfit Chi is calling it a day.

The group made the decision to split early this year after several members of the band decided to relocate around the country to pursue other projects.

For something that began as a simple live band based on the jam ethic, Chi has grown into something much bigger on the local music scene.

The group polished its sound through live performances rather than rehearsal and the theory proved successful.

Chi went on to support high profile acts such as Skunkhour, The Gadflys, George, Iota and many more.

Their popularity among the community strengthened over the years with performances at events like Cultural Stomp, Fringe Festival, Students for Sustainability and Wollombi Folk Festival. Although the live experience of Chi truly captures the band at its best, Chi independently released its debut album Sumthin Missin' in 2000.

Bid farewell to Chi next week when the band performs its last ever show at SJ's Hothouse on February 7.

Chi will be supported by fellow groove counterparts Head Poppin' Fattness.

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