WHO AND WHAT ARE
Funkshone are an original funk act from the UK created by musician, DJ and producer Mike Bandoni, Producer Nino Auricchio plus special guests.
Formed in 2006 Funkshone have recorded and released two 45’s on UK funk label ‘Skyline Recordings’. The first title ‘Purification parts 1 & 2’ has now become a deep funk classic amongst the global funk contingent. Due to the popularity of the Funkshone sound, Mike formed the band in early 2007.
This 9-piece band now offers a storming live show comprising of original deep funk gems alongside better-known and some not so well known obscure funk covers.
Expect wild funk drum breaks and a razor sharp rhythm section, driven bass lines, killer horn lines and a whole lot of soul on the vocals!
The band have appeared live in session on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul show for BBC 6 music to rave reviews. Add to that sold out shows at the Jazz Café to private celebrity parties and functions and you have a band whose reputation precedes it! They are also recently played alongside the Mighty Breakestra in Norway in June 2008 at the world famous Extremesportveko event in Voss.
Their Debut album Entitled ‘Shining’ will be available on Skyline Recordings and P-Vine in Japan from October 2008
FUNKSHONE BAND MEMBERS
Mike Bandoni - Drums
Andy Sedman – Percussion
Danny Huckridge - Bass
Nino Auricchio – Keys
Natasha Watts – Vocals
Phil Brookes – Guitar
Tom Macleod –Baritone and Tenor Sax
Ryan McCaffrey – Tenor Sax & Flute
Al Fletcher - trumpet
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING…
“Hey, that joint is fire!” Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales on Stop The Bus!
is a killing tune bro
I need two copies of that to freak at my parties
really good to here that good old funk sound done right” – DJ Pogo on Purification parts 1 & 2
“Straight from the gate purification is stompin' and bucking and then the horns bring ya round the bend to a bonafide funky finale” - Miles Tackett – Breakestra
“Man. Those tracks are great. Funk, funk, funk all the way!” - MJ Cole
“Really like the fact that it's quite ragged but so tight at the same time. Properly raw mate!” - JUST JACK - Mercury records
“The playing is great, and a nice riff” – Keb Darge on Purification Parts 1 & 2
“Purification is rockin’. keep it nice n Raw. Really good to hear some brass & flute too. Drums are nice n loose. Yeah, that needs to be on a 45” - DJ
“Love it! Your music is funky, I feel the energy ” – Chuck Brown
”Very cool vocals/voice on ‘Droppin’ and laid back funk with ‘The Raw’. Keep them comin” - Michael Ruetten - SOULSEARCHING
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“There's only good and bad music in this world, and as I'm sure many have told you Sir, yours falls into the category of exceptional music…
A joy to listen to.” – Tony Portelli (author)
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