Supatight to play every first Friday at Murphy’s Pub


The Appalachian Online

Molly Flinchum

Starting Sept. 4, Supatight will play the first Friday of every month at Murphy’s Restaurant & Pub.

Supatight is a North Carolina funk band that hails from Asheville.

And although the deal is new, the band has actually been playing at Murphy’s for four years.

“We get to see them get better and better,” said John Rush, Murphy’s talent buyer and promoter. “They’ve become friends over the past few years and they’ve drawn a lot of attention around here.”

While focusing on funk, the band is always integrating many different genres into their sound such as reggae and jazz, said founder Mikey Domanico.

“We tap into a bunch of different stuff,” Domanico said. “We don’t take it too seriously, don’t strive for a particular sound or anything. We want people to enjoy themselves. We want to take people outside of the music they normally listen to.”

Domanico, an Appalachian State graduate and guitar player for the band, founded Supatight with high school friend and vocalist Tyler Mack. The original band went to different colleges and played at different schools.

When Mack and Domanico moved to Boone, they added band members and ASU students Matt Powers and Will Miller, Domanico said.

Whit Barnes, a former ASU student who is taking a semester off, has been a huge fan of the band.

“I watched them when I attended school and I like that they play at Murphy’s — it’s a different venue from everywhere else in town,” he said.

Barnes says he imagines that the new contract should increase revenue at Murphy’s.

The band is currently mapping out songs and hunting for a studio to begin recording and hope to have a new album out by the beginning of next year.

Story: Molly Flinchum, Intern A&E Reporter