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Vocalist Georgia Van Etten and Redtenbacher’s Funkestra release ‘Oh Mother (Live at Masterlink) on RSB Records

We’ve met Australian vocalist Georgia Van Etten for the first time this spring when she came down to record two songs for our Masterlink Session series.

We’ve recorded an upbeat and funky arrangement of ‘Something So Strong’ by Crowded House and her original soulful Oh Mother’ with a rhythm section incl. two guitars, percussion and a horn session – what fun!

from L to R: Mark Ede, Mike Sturgis, Karl Vanden Bossche, Joe Glossop, James Welsh, Georgia Van Etten, Tony Remy, Diana Silveira, Mike Outram, Stefan Redtenbacher, Piers Green, Paul Jordanous, Leo Mansell

We really enjoyed Georgia’s performance of her original song (goose bump moments and all) leading to a digital streaming release on Spotify & Co which is a first for the Masterlink Sessions. Oh Mother’ (Live at Masterlink) was released on Friday 14th of August on RSB Records.

Hopefully this will help to ‘warm the waters’ for Georgia’s album release, including her own studio version of ‘Oh Mother’. We hope this will help her journey and this is what the Masterlink Sessions are about – supporting as many musicians and artists as possible.

Releasing music on Spotify & Co is great for raising audience awareness. A site like Bandcamp is of course much better for the artist as their fees are a lot smaller and the artist can control the content directly, rather than going through an aggregator.

So in case you have missed it – here is the song on BANDCAMP.  You can both stream (yes) and download (still possible:-).

‘Oh Mother’ (Live Masterlink Session) single cover

Thank you for your support and look out for Georgia’s upcoming releases. I had the privilege to hear some of the rough mixes from her forthcoming album and they sounded fantastic!

After the Funkestra (AKA the Masterlink Sessions house band – or the other way around depending on how you want to see it) has recorded ‘Signature Soul’ with vocalist Jo Harman it has opened the door for further collaborations like this one with Georgia Van Etten and watch out for an album we’ve recorded with Jade Like The Stone. Support her current Kickstarter campaign HERE.

Stay well and until next time. Carpe funkem, Stefan

Piers Green (tenor saxophone) and Paul Jordanous (trumpet, horn arrangement) as ever fooling around in the recording booth – good fun!