LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONAN is gearing up to celebrate funk on February 10 when the show brings in jazz-funk groove machine Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) – a band that delivers a sound that's as celebratory as the name suggests – for their late-night television debut. With a music-loving, guitar-playing host, CONAN is known for its impeccable musical tastes and will be bringing the genre to the forefront with RCFP's reboot of classic '70s/'80s jazz-funk. Powered by a lineup of world-renowned players—album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), Mike Merritt (bass), Renato Neto (keys), and Daniel Sadownick (percussion)— the band came together for the sheer fun of making music, and a mutual love of genre-blurring grooves.
Download RCFP's new live single "We Want Groove" for free: http://bit.ly/RCFPdvdPR
On February 25, RCFP will follow up last year's debut album We Want Groove with Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York - Live At The Iridium (J&R Adventures) – a live DVD/Blu-ray package which includes a 30-minute documentary and an exclusive live companion double CD featuring over 100 minutes of music, all filmed and recorded over 3 nights at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.
Pre-order Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York - Live At The Iridium here: http://bit.ly/RCFPdvdPR
Watch the DVD EPK: http://bit.ly/RCFP-EPK
Rock Candy Funk Party Takes New York - Live At The Iridium features eight live renditions of original tracks from RCFP's debut CD We Want Groove that mash up funk, jazz, and rock with virtuoso musicianship, as well as four cover songs. A selection of songs from the DVD debuted on a November episode of PBS' popular music performance series "Front & Center."
Praise for Rock Candy Funk Party:
"If you could put James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Joe Satriani, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Soulive and the Heavy in a blender, you might wind up with Rock Candy Funk Party, whose music sounds exactly like its name. It stands to reason...just get down with it." – JazzTimes
"This quartet repurposes the jazz-funk sounds of yesteryear into a tasteful, eclectic mix, packed with memorable compositions." – All About Jazz
"A great funk escape… this album is a "must buy." It's a culmination of five of the best musicians at their craft bonding for a common purpose, and that purpose is funk… Run, don't walk to the Rock Candy Funk Party." – Funkatopia
For tracklisting and more information about the DVD or Band visit: www.rockcandyfunkparty.com
Download the free single "We Want Groove": http://bit.ly/RCFPdvdPR
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