Starship Mantis is transcendental funk band that blends elements of funk and jazz-fusion into a sound that exists in its own world and yet is undeniably familiar. The confluence of their sound is inspired from such groups as Snarky Puppy, Thundercat, and Lettuce and the L.A renniassaince of new age funk. On stage, Starship Mantis also incorporates the pageantry of Parliament Funkadelic, which adds to their unique presence and musical flare.
As of the beginning of 2018, the band has toured internationally and has shared the stage regionally with artists such as Lettuce, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, and Ghost Note, and has performed at numerous festivals across the east coast such as Some Kind Of Jam, WaterFire Festival, Feastival, and many more.
After a year of intensive writing and recording, Starship Mantis released their debut full length album, “Trapped in the 9th Dimension” (May 2018), a contemporary reimagining of the funk-fusion concept album. Modeled after Parliament’s “Mothership Connection”, the album explores a multiverse of sounds which provide the listener with a unique and interpretive story. Through the combination of infectious funk grooves, hypnotic melodies, and daring solos, the band creates a fresh and rooted take on the funk genre.