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Come and see the Funkestra trio (w/Mike Sturgis on drums and Eran Kendler on guitar) at the London Bass Guitar Show in London, Olympia.
Many would say that 2016 was a turbulent year – I guess I’m also one of them. I need quiet a bit of ‘grey wolf’ time (read ‘solitude’) to write music but more than ever I believe in the connecting power of music & performance – hence 2016 was a year of expanding relationships, forging new ones and strengthening old ones beyond borders, race, religion and beliefs. I’m very much looking forward to 2017 – performing my music and hearing it performed by small bands to the biggest funk orchestras! Carpe funkem.
‘Walkin’ Struttin’ Strollin’ is not really a purist Washington D.C. Go-Go style tune, rather than a Funk tune inspired by Go-Go in the broadest sense, mixed in with influences from other funk sub-genres and of course, the universe of Jazz.
The journey of ‘The Funkie Moon’ started with Mike Sturgis getting a hold of a compilation album called ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ by Smokey Johnson. As a rhythm section we long have been in love with the music and grooves of New Orleans – classic bands like the Meters, Neville Brothers, Dr John, Professor Longhair, […]
Gigs at a Glance!
We’re playing at flutist Steve Rubie’s 606 Jazz Club on Friday 28th October to celebrate it’s 40th birthday – what an incredible achievement – Steve who has owned and managed this legendary jazz club in West London for four decades surely deserves a massive award and if I would have one – I surely hand it to him – in GOLD!
The time has come. ‘The Time Thief’, our ninth album will be out on December first and we will host a CD launch performance at our beloved 606 Jazz Club, on Friday, 2nd of December.