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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!
‘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.
‘Blood & Whiskey’ is a rootsy funk tune with a heavy riff and some exquisite solo flights by guitarist Mike Outram and saxophonist Tucker Antell who also wrote this tune. When we asked him what the story behind the title was we heard all about his favorite Boston bar serving the cocktail that inspired this tune. A perfect tune for ‘The Preacher’ – Season 5!