For some musicians, funk is where it’s at. It starts and ends with groove. Funk Engine is one such band. Formed in early 2013, the four-piece jazz-funk band has been exciting audiences around Sydney and beyond combining funk grooves with jazz harmony and improvisation.
Influenced by innovators such as Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, James brown and Parliament, Funk Engine released their first album in 2014 and in 2017 they released their second album Taking a Ridecollaborating with Sydney indigenous rapper DOBBY and an expanded horn section.
Funk Engine have held residencies in Sydney venues such as Lazybones lounge Mr. Falcons, The Townie, and many more. They have also played at several festivals including the Beats Music Festival at Peats Ridge (2013), Regrowth and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival, (2017). In 2018, they performed the music of modern funk giants Lettuce collaborating with legendary soul singer Pat Powell.
Scott Kelly – Tenor Saxophone
Felix Lalanne – Guitar
Alex Hirlian – Drums
Siebe Pogson – Electric Bass
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