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Redtenbacher’s Funkestra presents the Masterlink Sessions

James and Stefan relaxing in-between takes

?The Masterlink sessions? are a joint venture of James Welch (MLP studio) and Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher?s Funkestra) to strengthen the community of creative and open-minded musicians who love Funk, Soul, Blues and Jazz.

The MLP ‘house (or studio) band’, AKA the Redtenbacher?s Funkestra rhythm section will perform live in the studio ft. guest vocalists and instrumentalists, recorded and mixed by James and filmed by Leo Mansell. Like the legendary studio bands ?The Wrecking Crew? (Gold Star Studios/LA), ?The Swampers? (Muscle Shoals, Fame Studio/Alabama), ?The Funkbrothers? (Motown/Detroit), ?Booker T & The MGs? (Stax Records/Memphis, Tennessee), ‘MFSB‘ (Philadelphia Sigma Sound Studio) et al we will have a whole bunch of musicians in the studio band. Here are the boys and girls who have or will take part in ? we feel truly lucky!

  • Mike Sturgis ? drums
  • Mike Outram, Leo Appleyard, Nat Martin ? guitar
  • Stevie Watts, Rich Milner, Jez Davies, Ross Stanley, Jim Watson, Pete Billington ? keyboards (Hammond organ, Rhodes, Wurlizer, Piano)
  • Stefan Redtenbacher ? bass, MD
  • Helena May ? lead vox and BVs

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Stevie Watts on Hammond A100 organ with Leslie 145

People are welcome to sit in the recording and control room of the studio during the sessions! Just let us know beforehand so we can co-ordinate as we only have very LIMITED capacity! Email us at info AT