Tight bass-driven tunes for dance perfection all night long.
Major Funk and the Employment is a hard-working group of dedicated musicians whose collective ambition is to deliver high-quality danceables to the people. Founded in Whitehorse in 2014 by bassist Etienne Girard, the band mixes a strong and steadfast rhythm section with a colourful collection of guitars, horns, keyboards, and passionate vocals. Major Funk’s big and unique sound has crowds grooving at the Yukon’s biggest events, including the famous Dawson City Music Festival. Major Funk and the Employment bring a vibrant and rambunctious party atmosphere everywhere they go. What’s Up Yukon has characterized Major Funk as "quirky but really smooth." In early 2016 the band recorded a live album and video entitled “Hot Off The Floor” to capture their live energy and showcase their eclectic style and musicianship.
"Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans."
- Ken Bolton, What's Up Yukon
"Probably the most danceable band I can think of."
- Angela Drainville, AAMF Producer, Yukon News