Dear funkateers, you might have come here via one of the buttons on my latest…
Whoah! We are super happy about the great response we are having in the US with our Christmas album. Here a few selected tidbits:
Listen to this short snippet of San Francisco radio station KVRX. It cracks me up how the prime drive time DJ and program director Dennis Constantine is pronouncing ‘Red-ten-bacher’?very good job I think:-)
Being positively reviewed in the same ‘breathe’ as the Chicago Christmas album makes our day!
‘A Very Funky Christmas: Redtenbacher?s Funkestra (Wooden Hat Records) Featuring real brass, this 5 track collection starts with perky rearrangements of four classics and finishes with an original, the title track. It is the best arrangement of the lot; the solid rhythm section serves as a backdrop for Thomas Feurer?s array of flutes, clarinets, saxes and yes Virginia a cowbell.’
Brad Auerbach, Entertainment Today.
(About Brad: Brad Auerbach has been covering the media and entertainment scene for many years. He has written for Time Out London, Village Voice, LA Weekly and once upon a time won a New York State College Journalism Award.)
And we love this one. Rudolph really checked us out and put some thought into the music. Awesome!
‘This is one of those EP’s that owes its life to modern technology. The players on this album punted the album back and forth over the Internet across international borders until it was ready, willing and able to be heard for Christmas 2012. They did everything but tweet it to each other. The result? Well, if you’ve been unable to track down a copy of the much-maligned Salsoul disco Christmas from the 1970s, believe me folks, this all-instrumental five-song outing will do.
It’s extremely well played and it sounds great, but I know a fair number of people out there never go near a music player without their disco-filtering helmet on, so this isn’t for those folks. Slap-bass aficionados, on the other hand, will get an early Christmas gift. They give us “Deck the Halls,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “We Wish You a Merry Jingle Bells Christmas” and the title song, which keeps the spirit of the more familiar carols alive without sounding like any of them.’
Rudolph from ‘The ho-ho-home of a rock ‘n roll Christmas’.