Taking a Ride

by Funk Engine

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This album consists of the compositions I have written over the past three years. Funk Engine has come a long way since the band was formed in 2013 and further still following our debut album in 2014. I would especially like to thank our producer Llew Kiek who has worked tirelessly to get the most out of the musicians. This was an extremely ambitious project and it was never going to be easy to pull off. I would also like to give a special thanks to James Fraser, Sam Glissan and Callum McInerney who kindly volunteered to do some voice over work that was originally going to be on the album and Adam Roberts for his advice on sound recording. Unfortunately, due to time, budget, their voices did not end up on the record. We hope to revisit the idea live in the future. Finally, I’d like to thank the musicians, particularly the main band, who have been with me for three years. It’s because of their time, talent, effort and input that I can keep producing and developing my art and continue to grow as a musician and a person.

Siebe Pogson


released April 30, 2017

Recorded and mixed at Free Energy Device Studios by Richard Belkner
Mastered by Michael Lynch
Produced by Llew Kiek and Richard Belkner
Executive Producer: Siebe Pogson
Artwork by Monica Higgins at Green Peas for Breakfast
Website: www.funkenginemusic.com

The Band

Nish Manjunath: Tenor Saxophone
Felix Lalanne: Electric and acoustic guitar (track 3)
Holly Conner: Drums
Siebe Pogson: Electric bass, Hammond Organ (track 1)

Special Guests

Rhyan Clapham aka Dobby: MC (track 3)
Deiniol Chynoweth: Vocals (track 3)
Nick Polovineo: Trombone (tracks 3, 5 and 8)
Nick Calligeros: Trumpet (tracks 3,5 and 8)
Novak Manojlovic: Fender Rhodes (track 8)

© Funk Engine and Siebe Pogson 2017



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Funk Engine Sydney, Australia

Formed early 2013 Funk Engine is a band that combines the driving groove of early funk masters such as James Brown, with the harmonic vocabulary of jazz and fusion. They also dabble in reggae. With a backline that makes heads bop, and a frontline that makes jaws drop and hearts stop, Funk Engine is bound to stop you from snoozing and get your feet moving. ... more


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