Playing with Kris is literally the first time I think I’ve played with someone other than Neal that can get to a level of magic. Neal is a freak of nature, and you don’t meet too many players that can communicate with the drummer like that. Kris is like that.” - Alan Evans, Soulive

Yunker funker

Hammond Organ Funk Trio

Led by Yunker and his sparkly purple Hammond A100, Yunker Funker plays classic funk tunes such as Red Beans (Jimmy McGriff), Hip Hug-Her (Booker T. & The M.G.s) and Ebony Jam (Tower of Power) as well as original funk music written by Kris Yunker. 

Yunker Funker always rounds out with a drummer and guitar player of the highest calibre. Past collaborations have included: 

Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) & Josh Hirst (Glen David Andrews Band)

Fuzz Sangiovanni & Eric Kalb (Deep Banana Blackout)

Darian Cunning (Jen Durkin & The Business) & Adrian Tramontano (Twiddle)

Will Bernard & Kris Studebaker (Tracy Jo & The Toads)

Occasionally, a second organ/keyboardist is added to the mix, such as Paulie Philippone (West End Blend) and Darby Wolf (Band of Killers).

Listen to Kris (Spotify)

Press photos

Bowlive - 7/9/2022

Yunker Funker / Kris Yunker Trio

On The Spot Trio