Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley - Professional Musician

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How do you know when you are famous? What about feeling successful, happy, or that you have "made it?" Funkboy, aka Ivan Bodley, is a bass player and music director for the stars, and author of Am I Famous Yet? - Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star. He has performed with 50 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and counting. He has been musical director for Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Tokens and has performed with Sting, Elvis Costello, Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster.
Appearances include Carnegie Hall (featured soloist with the Rock Concerto), Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (with Cracked Ice led by Crispin Cioe), 12 Broadway shows including “Rock of Ages,” “Spider-Man,” "Hedwig & the Angry Inch," “Kinky Boots,” "Fun Home," and "Ain't Too Proud," Obama Inaugural Ball featured in the Barry Levinson documentary “Poliwood,” Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Today Show, Emeril Live, Imus in the Morning, Charlie Rose, Live with Regis & Kelly, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Istanbul State Symphony, and Israel Symphony Orchestras.
Find Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley at: https://funkboynyc.wixsite.com/funkboy
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