In the funkiest tradition of Bootsy Collins, the J B All-stars, Tower of Power & the James Taylor Quartet.
Live and on record, FUNKESTRA have worked with the likes of Steely Dan, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, JB All-stars, Van Morrison, Sting, Incognito & The Brand New Heavies.
Funkestra’s name accurately describes the high-energy feel of the music Lead by UK/European Bass Star -Stefan Redtenbacher, joined in a pulsating rhythm section by top USA Drummer Mike Sturgis (Tom Jones, Bob James, Randy Brecker) with its fiery two-horn frontline and slinky guitar, performing original funky grooves with freewheeling style that is hard to beat.
Thrilling audiences in London, across the UK & Europe, FUNKESTRA is highly entertaining, applying tremendous musicianship to some amazing music.
Their ninth album “The Time Thief” Out Now
‘Out and out spectacular Jazz- Funk’ (Snowboy -)
MEMBERS: Stefan Redtenbacher (bass, bandleader), Mike Sturgis (drums), Eran Kendler (guitar), Rob Taggart/Dave Limina (keys), Sid Gauld/Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Simon Allen/Rob Fowler (tenor sax), Brendan Reilly/Helena-May (vocals)//