|When:||Back to Calendar September 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm|
|Cost:||£6 Adv £8 Door £5 NUS|
This instrumental 6 piece, London-based ensemble is led by Austrian bassist Stefan Redtenbacher who draws his inspiration from Jazz, Funk and Soul. He has forged his own brand of Funk without conforming to any trends – ranging from P-Funk, to JB’s to Funk Fusion and the funky sounds of New Orleans.
The band was formed in 2005 with one of Britain’s most exciting tenor sax players, Jim Hunt and expanded to a six piece a few years later by adding Sid Gauld, Incognito’s trumpet player, to the regular line up. For the past 7 years they have performed on a regular basis at the long established 606 Jazz Club in London as well as numerous venues in the South-East of England in addition to British and European Festivals.
Their records feature the core sextet enhanced by the best of British Jazz Funk musicians as well as superstar legends like Lenny Pickett (Tower of Power) and Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament) to name just two.
Their live shows are highly entertaining, at times intense, peppered with instrumental deftness but always with a sense of fun and humour, customarily guaranteeing ‘a good night out.’
‘Stefan, you know what the funk is about.’ Fred Wesley
‘Stefan Redtenbacher’s CDs are out-and-out spectacular funk.’ Snowboy