California Funk Machine is not just another tribute band. California Funk Machine is not just a collection of music. California Funk Machine is a concept, a style, a coming together of like minded musical brethren to breathe new life into some of the hottest Funk, Disco, Soul and Jazz Funk classics of the 70's and 80's.
The driving force behind what is envisaged to be a series of volumes is none other than Billboard chart topping artist, platinum producer and multi instrumentalist Emmanuel "U-Nam” Abiteboul who, since moving to Los Angeles from his native Paris, France in 2008, has built a reputation for knowing Funk like no one else knows Funk.
His contribution to California Funk Machine reaches far and wide. As well as arranging both horns and strings, U-Nam also produces and arranges the entire album. In addition he provides his own virtuoso input with lead and rhythm guitars, talk box, vocoder, lead and background vocals, rap vocals, bass, moog bass, rhodes, clavinet, synth guitar, keyboards, drums, editing & mixing. It places him front, back and center of the entire enterprise that includes a plethora of outstanding supporting artists, including some who, back in the 70's and 80's, were responsible for creating some of the music that California Funk Machine is now reigniting.
As U-Nam himself explains, “...the real purpose of California Funk Machine is to perform live on stage and to support the release of the California Funk Machine Volume Series. A world wide tour is already being planned.
With real strings and real horns California Funk Machine is the real Funk deal. For the legions of Funkateers out there, it will bring the memories flooding back. For those discovering Old School Funk for the very first time this is a tremendous place to start.