Redtenbacher's Funkestra featuring Helena-May
Friday 21st February 2020 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“…a near perfect slice of jazz-funk bass from one of Europe’s great players.”
Bass Guitar Magazine
This incredible 7-piece band is led by Austrian bassist Stefan Redtenbacher, who draws his inspiration from jazz, funk and soul. Stefan has established himself as the UK’s groove bass player of choice for numerous high profile artists, including Steve Winwood, Sam Brown, Herb Alpert and Danny Gottlieb, while his own recordings feature “jazz/funk” legends Fred Wesley (Parliament, James Brown) and Elliot Randall (Steely Dan). The Funkestra’s name pretty accurately describes the high-energy feel of the music as this band, with its fiery two-horn frontline and slinky guitar, perform original funky grooves with an authority and style that is hard to beat. With 11 albums already to their name, tonight the band will be performing music from their latest recording, “Part of Me”, featuring their wonderful singer Helena May. Over to Stefan for a description: "In 2017 Jazz Funk band the Redtenbacher's Funkestra teamed up with high energy vocalist Helena May. The combination of Helena's vocal style and the wall-to-wall Funk of the Funkestra has resulted in a creative ‘pop/funk mash-up’ full of fun and energy". The other musicians who make up this rocking 7 piece band are Liam Dunachie-keyboard, Piers Green-sax, Paul Jordanous-trumpet, Mike Outram-guitar and Mike Sturgis-drums.
“The Governor of Bass” BBC Radio2; “…a near perfect slice of jazz-funk bass from one of Europe’s great players.” Bass Guitar Magazine; “four-minutes of pedal-to-the-floor doo-wop funk…topped off by a sultry vocal turn from Miss May which elevates the track to another level of sophisticated sass” AfterDark