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Funkshone - Shining

Funkshone Shining
Funkshone - Shining
(7"/12"/CD) Skyline Recordings, 2009-01-14

Funkshone Shining
Funkshone - Shining
(7"/12"/CD) Skyline Recordings SLCD1001/SL12V1001, 2008-11-18 (UK) / P-Vine PCD93168, 2008-10-01 (Japan), 2009-01-14 (Rest of the world)

Tracklisting 12" :
A1. Let The Drum Speak
A2. Deeper Love
B1. Wired
B2. Hot Wheels (The Chase)

Tracklisting CD :
01. Let The Drums Speak
02. The Raw
03. Deeper Love
04. Soulfood *
05. Purification Parts 1 & 2
06. Droppin'
07. Run For It!
08. Stop The Bus
09. The Strut
10. Wired
11. Hotwheels (The Chase)
12. Blackbyrds Theme *
13. Panama
14. I Believe In Miracles *
15. All This Love That I'm Giving *
16. It All Comes Back To This
(* = Japan only CD bonus tracks)

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Press Release :
The message is simple, feel the groove and get into it! From James Brown and Funkadelic to Kool and the Gang and the Fatback Band, it's all about the groove and 'that' sound. In an age where digital technology is fast becoming king, Funkshone offer you a slice of yesterday for tomorrow. So turn it on, turn it up and get down to the deep funk sound.

The new contenders for the "Best Funk Band" in the UK drop a stunning debut album, chock full of drum breaks and killer rhythms.

After a number of stunning 7"s and two sold out shows at The Jazz Café, Funkshone are more than ready to drop their debut album - Here you have a 12 track album that covers the funky four corners of the the world.

Opening up the album is a drumtastic break beat explosion called "Let the drum speak" and oh yes brothers and sisters let them scream the roof off. Accompied by Tom Mcload on the Baratone who lays down a monster of a groove.

The album also offers you "The Raw", "Deeper love" "Droppin" and "Wired" which all feature the dynamic and superb soulful voice of Nastasha Watts. Other new and super funky recordings are "Run For It", "The Strut", two new original funky workouts.

Also included are two BBoy stompers "Hot Wheels the chase"(from The Film Gordens War) and "Panama" (first released by the Roy Porter Sound manchine band). Both are super heavy weight versions ready to blow up!

The 12" features the 5 most dancefloor orientated tracks.

Biography :
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 has recently appeared live in session on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul show for BBC 6 music to rave reviews. Add to that a recently sold out show at the Jazz Café to launch their 3rd single 'Droppin' and you have an act whose reputation precedes it!

Mike Bandoni - Producer, writer, arranger , Drums & percussion, Hammond, bass, guitar & anything else lying around that makes a noise that I can get my damn hands on!,
Nino Auricchio - Engineer and Co-producer
Malachi - educator, suggestor, arranger and true believer in tha FUNK baby!

Mike Bandoni - Tha Drummer!
Danny Huckridge - at least 13 basses
Prone - Percussion
Nino Auricchio - Hammond, synths and other electric creatures
Phill Brookes - Guitar
Natasha Watts - Vocals..and then some!
Alex Fletcher - Trumpet
Ryan McCaffrey - Sax & Flute
Tom Macleod - Baritone and Tenor Sax

Well, a very busy summer it has been so far! Funkshone have been gigging in and around europe and have managed to write and record an album! The Album entitled 'SHINING' will soon be available from SKYLINE RECORDINGS on CD (12 Track) with a limited edition 12" and a 7" too from October 2008. We have also secured a seperate Japanese release (P-Vine) which will have 16 tracks on (CD) so hunt that down too if you're into what we do. As for gigs, you can see the vids on our new YOUTUBE channel FUNKSHONE69. There's currently 5 or 6 vids from our performances in Norway with more to come. The pics of various Funkshone outings are also up in the PICS SECTION of the FUNKSHONE MYSPACE PAGE

The new material features the guys from the easy access orchestra again (they were the killer horns on purification parts 1 & 2) together with the rest of the band that is now Funkshone, and 9 pieces we are now too! The drums are as heavy as mercury and the melodies and vocals as sweet as honey and we are very excited about all the releases. The new material currently features in the Funkshone live set as those of you that came to the Jazz Cafe and the other gigs may well be aware.

About Bandoni Music :
I have been making music across many genres for 15 years. Bandoni Music publishing is a new and growing publishing company I have created to deliver authentic and interesting music from commercial compositions to film and television pieces. Our First Product is an album by UK funk outfit FUNKSHONE entitled 'Shining'. A deep funk work out of new original funk and some choice covers, this album will be available from most good record stores and on-line stores from October 2008. UK Release - Skyline Recordings (12 track CD & limited edition 12" Vinyl and 7" vinyl) Japanese Release - P vine (16 Track CD, 4 tracks EXCLUSIVE to this release) enquire within...


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