Redtenbacher’s Funkestra feat. Backwood Five – Funkberater

‘Funkberater’ merges two bands into one massive group featuring two drummers, two guitarists, two keyboard players, percussion, drums and a Big Band horn section. London based mastermind Stefan Redtenbacher is featuring his UK flagship band the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra doubled up with Backwood Five – an Austrian band performing his compositions for which he is also the musical director and bassist. Stefan’s Funkestra has clocked up 3.5 million Spotify streams to date and wants to shine some light at this side-project as well as showcasing his contemporary Big Band instrumental with an infectious beat and riff to boot. 
Josef ‚Pepi‘ Burchartz (trumpet)Gerd Rahstorfer (trumpet)Andreas See (alto, tenor & bari saxophone)Piers Green (alto, tenor saxophone)Herman Mayr (tenor & bass trombone)Johnny Sommerer (guitar)Paul Slaviczek (guitar)Oliver Kerschbaumer (Hammond, synth)Martin Gasselsberger (Rhodes)Karl Vanden Bossche (percussion)Mike Sturgis (drums)Josef ‚Joe Backwood‘ Hinterhoelzl (drums)Stefan Redtenbacher (bass)

Written, arranged and produced by Stefan Redtenbacher

Published by Hypenstein Publishing (ASCAP)

Released on RSB Records (RSB 73708)

Drums recorded by James Welch at Masterlink Productions

Mixed and mastered by Rupert Christie

Graphic Illustration by Stefan Redtenbacher

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The song also appears on the Funkestra album Big Funk Band that features a plethora of amazing musicians like Cory Wong, Benny Greb, Keith Carlock and many more. Check it out here: