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Funkberater (ft. Backwood Five).
Two bands merged into one massive group! Featuring two drummers, two guitarists, two keyboard players, percussion, drums and a Big Band horn section. This is what happens when Redtenbacher’s Funkestra teamed up with Backwood Five.
Stefan’s Funkestra has clocked up over one millions Spotify streams and wanted to shine some light on this side-project as well as showcasing his contemporary Big Band instrumental, with an infectious beat and riff to boot!
Composing ‘Big Bee’ for 50+ piece wind and brass orchestra in St. Marien, Upper Austria – protect the bees
Brass artist Christoph Wundrak and Stefan Redtenbacher team up to write a piece for large wind and brass ensemble. The resulting ‘BIG BEE’ is dedicated to the JSTM MV Jung St. Marien to raise awareness for threatened bee populations worldwide, in loving memory to Bernhard ‘Big B’ Auer’
‘Funkberater’ merges two bands into one massive group featuring two drummers, two guitarists, two keyboard players, percussion, drums and a Big Band horn section. London based mastermind Stefan Redtenbacher is featuring his UK flagship band the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra doubled up with Backwood Five – an Austrian band performing his compositions for which he is also the musical director and bassist. Stefan’s Funkestra has clocked up over one millions Spotify streams and wants to shine some light at this side-project as well as showcasing his contemporary Big Band instrumental with an infectious beat and riff to boot.
‘Bump-de-Bump’ is firmly stepping into the footsteps of the Meters and the Funkestra’s general love for the New Orleans Funk and Jazz tradition.
Guitarist Nat Martin playing an instrumental cover version of The Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ for the Masterlink Sessions, backed by the studio house band, the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra.