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Redtenbacher's Funkestra | Live Your Best Dream
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra | Live Your Best Dream

LIVE YOUR BEST DREAM

‘Live Your Best Dream’ is the latest full-blown instrumental Jazz Funk album by Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, featuring guitar and keys by Carter Arrington, Scott McKeon, Mike Outram and Tony Remy as well as Joe Glossop, Ross Stanley and Stevie Watts on Hammond Organ and Rhodes.

THE BACKSTORY

It’s been a while since Stefan Redtenbacher and his Funkestra have released a full-blown instrumental album.

So, why has it taken so long since they released ‘Big Funk Band’?

It’s not at all that they have been idle.

Stefan Redtenbacher has morphed the Funkestra into a broader collective and they have cut many singles, EPs and records as studio band for other artists with Masterlink Sessions.

This is not unlike the studio band STUFF from the 1970s. Also run by a bassist (Gordon Edwards), Stuff have released records on their own whilst being the studio band for illustrious artists such as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, John Lennon et al.

This is not dissimilar to Redtenbacher’s Funkestra. What’s notable about this album comparing it with the last instrumental offering – this time there are no horns, instead it features the guitars and keyboards, notably Hammond organ, Rhodes and acoustic piano.

This mirrors the Eric GaleRichard Tee and Cornell Dupree set-up of STUFF.

Having been the studio house band for many different artists the Funkestra straddled many different genres and outside their usual Jazz Funk and Fusion territory, they have fully embraced Blues, Gospel, Americana, even psychedelic Rock and other genres.

One of the records that the house recorded was signed to the renown Mascot Blues label with rising blues star Connor Selby.

‘Live Your Best Dream’ features UK’s triple A guitarists Tony Remy, Scott McKeon, Mike Outram and also Texas guitar slinger Carter Arrington as well as keyboard players Ross Stanley, Stevie Watts and Joe Glossop.

The trusty rhythm section is Mike Sturgis (drums), Karl Vanden Bossche and Fergus Gerrand (percussion) with Stefan Redtenbacher on bass.

The compositions are mostly penned by Stefan Redtenbacher with a few co-writes with Tony Remy.

TRACK BY TRACK

CAROL ft Scott McKeon, Ross Stanley

Carter Arrington | guitar
Scott McKeon | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Ross Stanley | Hammond organ
Mike Sturgis | drums

‘Carol’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

LIVE YOUR BEST DREAM ft Carter Arrington

Carter Arrington | guitar
Fergus Gerrand | percussion
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Mike Sturgis | drums

‘Live your best dream’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

MR W CHILLS ft Carter Arrington, Tony Remy

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Ross Stanley | Rhodes, Hammond
Mike Sturgis | drumsKarl Vanden Bossche | percussion

String Section

Sarah Brandwood-Spencer | violin
Simon Turner | cello
Pete Whitfield | violin

‘Mr W Chills’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP), Tony Remy
string arrangement by Pete Whithfield

CAT HERDER SCUFFLE ft Carter Arrington

Carter Arrington | guitar
Dave Limina | Hammond organ, piano
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Mike Sturgis | drums

‘Cat Herder Scuffle’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

GHOSTFISH ft Mike Outram, Tony Remy

Joe Glossop | Hammond organ
Mike Outram | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Ghostfish’ written by Thomas Feurer, Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

JONKY ft Tony Remy

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Ross Stanley | Rhodes, Hammond
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Jonky’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP), Tony Remy

SOUL CRUSADE ft Ross Stanley

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Ross Stanley | Piano, Hammond
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Soul Crusade’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

GET IT ft Mike Outram, Tony Remy

Joe Glossop | Hammond organ
Mike Outram | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Get It’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

BDR529 ILLINOIS ft Mike Outram, Tony Remy

Joe Glossop | Hammond organ
Mike Outram | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘BDR529 Illinois’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

SHINRIN-YOKU ft Ross Stanley

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Ross Stanley | Piano, Hammond
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Shinrin-Yoku’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

HOT JAM ft Carter Arrington, Tony Remy

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion
Stevie Watts | Hammond organ

‘Hot Jam’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

GHOSTFISH MKII (The Deep Dive)

Carter Arrington | guitar
Stefan Redtenbacher | bass
Tony Remy | guitar
Ross Stanley | Piano, Hammond
Mike Sturgis | drums
Karl Vanden Bossche | percussion

‘Ghostfish MkII’ (The Deep Dive) written by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP)

CREDITS

Recorded and mixed by James Welch at Masterlink Productions
Mastered by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering
All songs written, arranged and produced by Stefan Redtenbacher (Hypenstein Publishing | ASCAP) except
‘Mr W Chills’ and ‘Jonky’ written by Stefan Redtenbacher and Tony Remy
‘Ghostfish’ written by Thomas Feurer and Stefan Redtenbacher
Graphic Design & ‘Frank The Funkmouse’ by Neil J Hart
Socials by Alexej Baglietto
Released on RSB Records RSB15000

 

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