HOME GAME Marc Shapiro and his band, King Sunshine, play the Nufunk Festival Saturday (February 23) at Revival. $20 advance at Play Da Record, Rotate This, Shanti Baba, Soundscapes, Sonic Temple or www.ticketweb.ca.
NICKNAME Marky Analytic
POSITION Bass, vocals
TEAM MEMBERS Rob Bezanson (keyboards, vocals); Maya Chilton (lead vocals); Phil Cada (guitars); Roger Berman (drums); Lorne Lampert (percussion, electronics); Charlie Finlay (sax); Steve Dyte (trumpet); Christian Overton (trombone)
ROOKIE YEAR Started playing guitar when he was 13. Moved on to bass a few years later. In 1991 he held the dance contest title for the most cassette tapes won at a single bar mitzvah – five!
LEAGUE Illuminated house and disco roots, inflections of funk and dance rhythms moulded into a dance-floor-shaking celebration.
STATS Second Movement (2007); King Sunshine (2006); won NYC’s Westend Records music search (2005).
SPECIAL TALENTS Improvisational cooking – just give him whatever ingredients you’ve got.