Wakah Chan rubs the funk on a brand of Bluesified Jazz-Rock that has captivated Asbury audiences up and down the boardwalk for decades it seems. NO! Wakah Chan is not a troupe of Twilight-like vampires, an unaging collective of acidic-sax sporting gypsies, with super strength, and a taste for the life source of pork-pie hat wearing virgins. That being said, the not so free form four-piece does recall a time when the gin-swigging speakeasies of the underground were the preferred music venue of choice and, in fact, last thursday (September 29th) led the good patrons of The Saint into a time machine, transporting the congregation back to said musical era with a seductive five-song set that was masterfuly recorded by, who I am assuming is a fine gentlemen though we’ve never met, named Jack “Hinge” Pitzer.
The band has made it available for free and you can grab the whole thing here.
Be sure to check out Wakah Chan on Friday night at The Stone Pony with The Mike Montrey Band and more. Tickets are available at the box office for $12 and doors open at 7:30 p.m.