Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and everybody moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars. These are among the elements that constitute the unmatched Five Alarm Funk experience. The Vancouver-based band is eight strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release seven acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country – including every July at TD Sunfest! Don’t be fooled by the name: there’s more to Five Alarm Funk than, well, funk. Just ask drummer Tayo Branston, who explains that, although they are rooted in the style that gives the outfit its name, he and his bandmates thrive on being able to transcend that genre by seamlessly mixing in elements of Gypsy rock, Latin music, ska, and even prog-metal. “I would say that it’s intense, passionate and fun, genre-spanning music that really anybody can get onboard with,” Tayo says.