"Three of us in this seven-piece funk, soul, and R&B band are biotech research scientists, including one PhD," says Funky Pox singer/guitarist Fred Kokaska. "The name originated from a lyric in the 1973 Tower of Power song 'Soul Vaccination.' We promote our band as having infectious grooves, and not just because the bassist, keyboardist, and guitarist spend our daytime hours researching viruses and enzymes."
MembersPeter Vaillancourt: Guitar (acoustic) Guitar (electric)
Mark Dycaico: Vocals
David Lott: Drums
Mei "Ting" Vaillancourt: Vocals
Fred Kokaska: Guitar (acoustic) Guitar (electric) Vocals
Ryan "Darq Dog" McCann: Keyboards
Barb Kokaska: Vocals
Sound descriptionRooted in the popular dance music of the 60s and 70s, with funky hits from the '80s and 90's as well. As long as it's danceable, it's fair game.
RIYLAverage White Band, Tower Of Power, George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, Parliment Funkadelic, Rick James
InceptionSan Diego , 2000
Current StatusPlaying around Southern California.
InfluencesEarth Wind And Fire, Average White Band, Tower Of Power, Donna Summer, Andrea True Connection, Gloria Gaynor, Parliment Funkadelic, Rick James