Skunk Funk International – a tribute to the music of the Brecker Brothers was founded on the initiative of bass player extraordinaire Lorenzo Feliciati (IT) and self proclaimed Michael Brecker fan, sax player Sean Freeman (UK) in 2018.
The other members were hand picked to fit the band format and also for their ability to bring their own resources and personalities to the table.
All the guys in this very international band are award winning, poll winning artists in their own right both in their respective countries and worldwide: Martin Verdonk-percussion (Curaçao), Simon Oslender- keyboards (GER), Marc Guillermont-guitar (FRA), Teus Nobel- trumpet (NL), Lorenzo Feliciati-bass (IT), Sean Freeman-sax (UK) and Erik Smith-drums (NOR). In addition everybody have extensive carreers doing clinics, workshops, lectures and private teaching, making it possible to organize educational packages of any kind combined with concerts with the band.
The driving force behind Skunk Funk International is, of course our collective admiration and deep respect for the music of the Brecker Brothers. Their energetic blend of quirky themes, great grooves and unusual harmonies became the inspiration for a whole generation of musicians. The objective is also to present this great music to the new generation of music students and young musicians. In these fast pace times things gets quickly forgotten but we feel that this music is genuinely timeless and deserves to be kept alive. We are proud to be the only band out there to pull out all the stops and present to you SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL-A tribute to the music of the Brecker Brothers-
BASS: LORENZO FELICIATI (ITALY) Lorenzo Feliciati's career is split between his role as one of Italy'sgreatest studio and live professional musicians and his evolving career as one of the contemporary electric bass greats - but what sets him truly apart are his talents as composer, arranger and producer. He has played in studio/on stage with: Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets) Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Cuong Vu ( Pat Metheny Group), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth) Steve Jansen (Japan, David Sylvian) Martin Verdonk (Prince, Chaka Khan, Stevie Winwood) Sean Freeman (Level 42, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa) Mattias IA Eklundh, Niccolò Fabi, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) Gianluca Petrella, MIchele Rabbia, Rita Marcotulli, Andy Sheppard, Marco Minneman, Eivind Aarset, Nils Petter Molvaer.
09 october SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL Herr Nilsen-Oslo Norway https://herrnilsen.ticketco.events/…/skunk_funk_internation…
10 october SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL Foss High School-Oslo Norway
18 october SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL Metropool-Enschede(Netherlands) https://metropool.nl/…/a-tribute-to-the-music-of-the-breck…/
19 october SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL Paradox-Tilburg(Netherlands)
20 october SKUNK FUNK INTERNATIONAL Schouwburg Cuijk(Netherlands)