Simone du Garfunk
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Simone du Garfunk

Hutchinson, Kansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Hutchinson, Kansas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Duo Americana Folk




"An Interview With Simone du Garfunk"

We recently had a fun chat with the Simone du Garfunk gang about thongs, hippie festivals, Waffle House, and murder ballads. Enjoy!

Visit the band's website and FB page for more info and to hear the tunes mentioned in the interview.
- The Larryville Chronicles

"Artist Spotlight - Simone du Garfunk"

Simone du Garfunk

Americana / Folk Lounge

Simone du Garfunk: Tammy Colladay - Baritone Ukulele/Vocals, Bob Colladay - Upright Bass/Banjo/Vibro Lip Trumpet/Vocals, Matt Parks - Drums, Harmonica

Genre: Americana / Folk Lounge

Favorite venue to play: Anything climate controlled with a listening audience, but we also like the Farmer's Market and festivals.

When was the band founded? 2010, Tammy and I have been playing together for more than 10 years but SdG was formed in 2010.

Favorite thing about performing: We like the audience interaction, sharing new songs and unappreciated songs with new people.

What bands or musicians are your inspiration? Norah Jones, Gillain Welch & Dave Rawlings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Two Man Gentlemen Band, Ray LaMontagne, Cake, Wilco, Patsy Cline

Any advice for budding musicians? Start early, practice, practice, practice.


Next three concert dates: 8/18/2012 - Elwoods - Tulsa, OK; 9/13/2012 - Fine Time - Winfield, KS; 9/15/2012 - Stage 5 - Winfield, KS

Contact info:; 620-664-0971 - The Hutchinson News - Bee

"Meet musicians Q&A: Simone du Garfunk"

Tammy has been singing for years and started playing guitar and ukulele in the last 5 years. Bob has been playing guitar since 1998 and started playing ukulele about 9 years ago and upright bass 6 years ago. We played together in a bluegrass band (The Gazaway Mountain Boys) for about 5 years. We met Matt Parks about 2 years ago when Bob was giving his daughter ukulele lessons and asked him if he would like to play percussion for us and he agreed. - The Kansan

"Simone du Garfunk at The Donut Whole"

This Folk/Americana from Hutchinson makes its Donut Whole/Wichita debut on Saturday August 20th at 8 PM. Simone du Garfunk just released their self titled CD with mostly original songs. The band has polished its act playing mostly in Hutchinson. The band is husband & wife Bob & Tammy Colladay and Matt Parks. Bob plays Upright bass, Tammy plays bariton ukulele and Matt plays percussion and harmonica. - KMUW


2011 - Simone du Garfunk
2012 - Live at The Bleu Door Lounge



Husband & Wife Bob and Tammy Colladay have been performing together for more than a decade. Bob was in a lounge-a-billy band for a few years before playing upright bass in a bluegrass band which Tammy eventually joined.

Simone du Garfunk started in the Summer of 2010 as a duo, after a year of performances in festivals and nightclubs they decided to add a drummer. Luckily they found a percussionist who can also play harmonica. Matt Parks has drumming in his blood. His father was a popular dance band drummer in the Kansas City area.

Now this this American trio haunts street corners, coffee shops, nightclubs, bars and festivals with setlists that include re-imagined covers, witty originals, and just about anything they fancy. From John Prine to Eilen Jewell to Nancy Sinatra to Gillian Welch you might surprised at what you hear, but never disappointed.

Tammy plays baritone ukulele and her singing is often compared somewhere between Patsy Cline and Karen Carpenter. Bob plays upright bass and favors a more stylistic form of singing. All three are ukuleleists as well

Band Members