Kung Fu Announces 7th Annual Toys For Tots Event With Pink Talking Fish, Turkuaz Vocalists
Over the last 6 years, Connecticut funk-fusion outfit Kung Fu‘s annual Toys For Tots benefit at the storied Toad’s Place in New Haven has become a cherished tradition in the Elm City music scene, collecting tens of thousands of dollars worth of toys for kids at the New Haven Children’s Hospital. This year’s 7th event will officially take place on December 16th, moving back to the Christmas time slot. The annual benefit continues to embody a sense of giving and selflessness around the holidays, as the band pulls out all the stops for the hometown celebration to benefit those less fortunate.This year, Pink Talking Fish will be joining Kung Fu with their fusion of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish. Shira Elias and Sammi Garett of Turkuaz will also be on board and adding vocals throughout the night. The grand finale of the The Kung Fu Annual Toys For Tots Holiday Event will be a special set of PINK TALKING FU: PRINCE/BOWIE, featuring all members of both bands performing the music of Prince and David Bowie.“We collect toys to distribute to kids at Yale children’s hospital on Christmas to brighten their spirits with whatever is ailing them,” explained guitarist Tim Palmieri of the event last year, “It’s been getting bigger every year to the point that we rent a trailer just to deliver the [toy] donations. We are happy to spread joy and give back using our music as a catalyst for charity. Although not medicine, it’s still something that can help alleviate and bring cheer to those kids being in a hospital on Christmas Day.”The last time Pink Talking Fu happened at Wanee Music Festival, Shira and Sammi were on board to add their flavor into the mix. Check out this Video of Pink Talking Fu: Prince/Bowie from Wanee Festival featuring Shira and Sammi:Hosted by Kung Fu, the band has brought on many special guests in previous years such as Twiddle, Break Science, and members of Steely Dan for a performance of the famous album, The Royal Scam. Don’t miss out on the 2017 Kung Fu Annual Toys For Tots Holiday Event.Tickets go on sale Friday 9/29 here.