Denver funk band to headline Saturday show at Schmiggity’s |

Denver funk band to headline Saturday show at Schmiggity’s

— Filthy is a word described by singer Jenny Anderson as “funky, gritty, dirty or raw.”

It’s part of what creates the unpolished, “deep in the bayou sound” for the Colorado band known as Filthy Children.

“We perform a super high energy show, and we really do read the crowd because we want everyone in there to be dancing,” Anderson said Tuesday. “We are definitely a live show kind of band.”

The seven-piece group, comprised of Jon Braddy (trombone), Michael Chiesa (sax), Steve Jones (trumpet), Bryant Walker (guitar), Damon Scott (drums) and Neil Ross (bass), first hit the stage in 2003, and since then, Filthy Children has landed gigs at venues and festivals all over Colorado.

With their frenzy of funk, jazz and rock tunes, Filthy Children will travel to Steamboat Springs Saturday for a 10 p.m. show at Schmiggity’s. They will play new material, crowd favorites and their own twist of cover songs like “Uptown Funk.”

“They are probably one of my top three favorite bands that comes to Schmiggity’s,” said Kim Haggarty, owner of All That and Schmiggity’s. “Jenny is a phenomenal female singer with great stage presence and a lot of soul. And they have a great horn section, which I love.”

At each show, something different is bound to happen. Just watch the horn section. They are known for creating a “second line” or Congo line weaving through the audience and dancing at the same time.

“So many bands regurgitate a lot of the same sounds,” Anderson said. “But these horn players bring something different and unique that you won’t hear with other bands.”

Anderson said her experience with American Idol — making the top 100 in 2006 and then again in 2011 — gave her a new outlook on performing and enticing audiences.

“People don’t always remember what they hear,” she said. “But they will remember what they saw and if they were fully entertained. That’s what we try to do at every show.”

Although the band has been coming to Steamboat since 2004 and performing at the Ghost Ranch, Sweetwater Grill and now Schmiggity’s, it’s the town they coming back to.

“No matter what we play, it’s a dance party, and people love it there,” Anderson said. “It seems that people party more in Steamboat — almost more than other mountain town we play at. Even if it’s snowing, they will rage. Work hard, play/dance hard, ski hard is how it goes there.”

Tickets for the show will be $5.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

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