ROCK CANDY FUNK PARTY to Release Debut Jazz-Funk Album, 1/29
Bonamassa says, "Tal did a great job making sure the album didn't become over indulgent. The challenge was to keep it fresh without our influences overwhelming the music-to keep the band vibe without it becoming too many ideas from too many people. It was important to commit to the moment and keep it fresh, and fun. There is a fine line."
RCFP grew out of Bergman and DeJesus' 2007 instrumental album Grooove Vol. 1, and subsequent live dates at L.A.'s storied jazz spot The Baked Potato. They encouraged other musicians to jam with them, including Merritt, (currently a member of The Basic Cable Band on Conan) and Neto (who toured with Prince from 2002-2011) who joined the line-up early on. Bonamassa made his RCFP debut in early 2012 during one of his rare breaks from the road when Bergman-who has toured with the guitarist-invited him to sit in on a pair of gigs.
To celebrate the release, RCFP will play two exclusive shows each night on January 23 and 24 at The Baked Potato (3787 Cahuenga Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604). The first show is at 9:30PM, the second at 11:30PM. Currently, both9:30PM shows are sold out. Buy advance tickets here: http://www.thebakedpotato.com.
We Want Groove Tracklisting:
3. "Ode To Gee"
4. "We Want Groove"
5. "The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life"
7. "Dope On A Rope"
8. "Root Down (and Get It)"
9. "New York Song"
1. "The Making of We Want Groove"
2. "In the Studio - Episode 1"
3. "In the Studio - Episode 2"
4. "Official Music Video for Octopus-e"
SOURCE J&R Adventures