Caution!! Exposure to dysFUNKsion may cause uncontrollable fun!!!

dysFUNKsion is a cover band comprised of eight professional musicians who have come together with a common goal to play 100% live music.  They specialize in Disco, Funk, R & B with a splash of Classic Rock and Contemporary.   With an eye towards the future, they are looking to incorporate original material as well.

dysFUNKsion band was the dream project of husband and wife team Johnny and Connie Henderson, originally from Seattle, Washington. Both have been performing since high school. In Washington, they developed a strong following where they performed at casinos, corporate and private functions. Homesick for his southern California roots, Johnny and Connie moved to LaQuinta in April 2016 and shortly thereafter desert dysFUNKsion was formed.

Johnny’s unique and energized style of bass playing adds the FUNK in dysFUNKsion.  Connie’s rich and powerful voice, along with her showmanship, takes the vocals to another level. Together they have meticulously selected the perfect assortment of musicians to complete this project.

These experienced musicians include:  Paul Phillips, on keys, has roots that stem from his many years of performing in New York. Powerhouse vocalist Desera Charat, who began her vocal career in New York at the sweet age of 5, adds the perfect vocal blend and talent to the front line!  Pat Henderson, their versatile percussionist, whose family musical roots run deep-with his father having played with Earth, Wind, and Fire.  Mike Ruiz, guitarist, whose versatility with balancing both rhythm and lead guitar is a treat to witness.  Smooth vocalist, Eddie Gee, brings years of experience including being the opening act for Kool and the Gang.

The dysFUNKsion band is already making their mark in the Coachella Valley and although they are just starting their second season, their resume of venues played is impressive including the Palm Desert Country Club, The Hard Rock Café, The River Amphitheater, Traditions Country Club, The Club at Morningside and Spotlight 29 Casino. There is no doubt that dysFUNKsion is well on its way to becoming a premier show band in the Valley.

Please visit our website to view the band members, performance videos and the calendar of future performances.

Make dysFUNKsion a part of your celebration!