Redtenbacher’s Funkestra Releases "A Very Funky Christmas" On November 13, 2012

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Infusing funk, 60s boogaloo, jazz and 70s disco into classic holiday songs, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra's holiday collection will inspire you to boogie through the season.

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra releases "A Very Funky Christmas."

“Stefan [from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra] knows what the funk is about.” - Fred Wesley (trombonist and MD for James Brown, Parliament, Funkadelic)

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra releases "A Very Funky Christmas" on November 13, 2012 through Wooden Hat Records. Infusing funk, 60s boogaloo, jazz and 70s disco into classic holiday songs, this collection surely will inspire you to boogie through the season and take your holiday joy to the next level. Featured is “A Very Funky Christmas,” a Redtenbacher’s Funkestra original track destined to be added to everyone’s holiday party mix. Approved for posting and sharing, listen at

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"A Very Funky Christmas" was created in a very unique way on three different continents with the help of Skype, Elance and FTP servers. It all started in Turkey when the Swiss producer, Thomas Feurer, found himself heartily humming Christmas melodies into his laptop. A couple of emails later the Austrian bass artist, Stefan Redtenbacher, was laying down tracks in his London studio fabricating funky arrangements you would not usually associate with Christmas.

Thomas Feurer couldn’t wait to get home, to New York that is, where he would add more instruments including saxes, sleigh bells and a flexotone. The icing on the cake was a big bold brass section featuring Dutch trumpet player Albert Leusink and American trombonist Michael Davis. Many Skype and FTP exchanges later, Thomas Feurer and Stefan Redtenbacher were so excited about their foolishly funky Christmas creations that they felt like sharing them with the whole world.

Discovered on the freelance website Elance, Bulgarian illustrator, Irina Pamyatnih, brilliantly design an album cover for the release that perfectly reflects the sassy celebratory music you’ll only hear on "A Very Funky Christmas."

Redtenbacher's Funkestra will release the upcoming LP, "The Cooker" in March 2013 on Wooden Hat Records. The recording features the core ensemble enhanced by two muscular horn sections, one from the U.K. and one from the U.S, and remains firmly rooted in foot tapping groove music. Special guests include Saturday Night Live bandleader Lenny Pickett, Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Michael B. Nelson's Hornheads (Prince).

Track listing:
1. Deck The Halls
2. We Wish You A Merry Jingle Bells Christmas
3. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
4. Ding Dong Merrily On High
5. A Very Funky Christmas

Stefan Redtenbacher: Fender bass, bass synth, guitars, keys & alto glockenspiel

Thomas Feurer: soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophone, flute, alto flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, bongos, cowbell, guiro, flexotone, sleigh bells & drum programming

Albert Leusink: trumpet

Michael Davis: trombone

Arranged & produced by Thomas Feurer & Stefan Redtenbacher.


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