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A catchy, super groovey, fresh and inspired album – the future of funk is is save hands with these guys struttin’ their stuff – can’t wait to hear what their next offering is going to be like and in which direction they will take it – more vocals, expand the band, more experimental, more Jazz..? – I’ll be there to support it whatever it is going to be …as long as it’s funky:-)
The UPPER AUSTRIAN FUNKESTRA concert at the Bruckner University Linz/Austria headlining the annual JAZZWEEKEND was just a fantastically funkilicous MEGA experience! A heartfelt Thank you all involved! 38 musicians playing the music of the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra – a dream! Can’t wait to do it all again:-)
Where is the ‘one’ and what does actor John Wayne and badminton player Lee Chong Wei have in common – if anything at all? Read my blog on ‘Lil’ John Wayne’ featuring Michael B Nelson on our latest record ‘The Time Thief’.
Buttnaked? Moldova? This cheeky tune is piece in three, possibly four movements. When I played it to a musician friend he asked if it was a ‘musical joke’ – well, I wouldn’t go that far but it is certainly a humorous tune with, at times, some seriously funky undertones. Read the story here.
Gigs at a Glance!
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.
This concert will be an absolute FUNK blast – this Funk Orchestra will feature 13 horns, 3 singers, 8 rhythm and 12 strings (36!!) – performing the music of the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra under the leadership of Stefan Redtenbacher on bass.
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.