Backbeat Underground With Buddah Cons at Villain & Saint, May 18th


Tomorrow at 8 PM – 11 PM

Villain & Saint

7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Tickets Available

Backbeat Underground


Funk – Soul – Jazz

Band Members

Paul Haney – Keys,

RJ James – Drums,

Gerald Pierce – Bass,

Satya Thallam – Saxophone,

John Wedeles – Guitar


Washington, DC


Astronaut Jones


Backbeat Underground lays down a smoldering blend of soulful funk & jazz.



Born in the depths of subterranean groove gatherings, Backbeat Underground is a Washington, DC based instrumental funk group with soul jazz influences. Bringing their years of collective experience in the DC and NYC music scenes, the band delivers tight, energetic sets steeped in fresh improvisation and head-bopping, booty-shaking pockets. Backbeat Underground was proud to serve as stewards of the funk in DC’s first, second, and third annual Funk Parade, and the band is quickly gaining notoriety for their organic and smoldering blend of soulful funk and jazz.


Current Location

Washington, DC


General Manager

Andy Cerutti


Booking agent

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