The Settlement is a funk-fusion jam band from Huntington, WV. The eclectic, electric ensemble was founded in 2014 and typically performs as a sextet. The Settlement cleverly combines rowdy rock riffs, complex jazz harmonies, funky bass lines, creamy pop vocals, jammin’ reggae grooves and a multitude of diverse world music influences. Each member has their own unique musical upbringing and everyone contributes to the bands’ vast array of sounds. Each set is different from the last, offering a truly original live performance that thrives on passion, improvisation, communication and creativity.
The Settlement released their debut album, featuring all original material, on September 23rd, 2016. The album was recorded by Brian Hensley at Earth Tone Audio and mastered by Jeff Bosley.
The band has extensively toured WV and OH since its inception. We have shared the stage with prominent local acts like Fletcher’s Grove, Ona, The Company Stores, Moonshine Crossing, Beggars Clan and THE M.F.B. In addition, we have opened for national acts such as BIG Something, Freekbass, Wayland and The Ying Yang Twins.
Some of our notable festivals include: Sweatstock, Pink Moon, Shindig, Folk & Funk Riverfest, Springfest, Riverfront Roar, WV Made Festival, 1100BAM, FEST, Westmorlapalooza, Manifest, Kicks For Kids, Funktafest, and the Huntington Music & Arts Fest.
The main goal of The Settlement is to bring people together and to spread love through the universal language of music.