(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Everett Bradley brought out the heavy funk guns at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday night for his third annual appearance with his Christmas funk spectacular, Holidelic. And the crowd on hand repaid him with such party-like enthusiasm and dancing that seemingly surprised even Bradley himself.
In original numbers and clever adaptations of soul and funk classics for the holidays, Bradley and Holidelic – featuring a three-man horn section, three backup vocalists, a keyboardist/DJ, in addition to the usual guitar, bass and drums – kept the party going with costumes, audience interaction, humor, and special effects.
Early on, Bradley paid tribute to funk master George Clinton as the band’s main inspiration, and indeed, the show really was a kind of P-Funk meets Christmas, even down the heavy metal riffing of the guitar.
In any case, no doubts were left that it is officially the Holidelic season in Hudson.