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MP3 Beaufunk - Change Gone Come Fa Betta

Beaufunk is a concept to do with the marriage of Oakland and New Orleans funk styles. Of course, one could not responsibly mention the funk of Oakland without the naming of Oakland’s funk majors, Tower of Power.

12 MP3 Songs in this album (44:47) !
Related styles: URBAN/R&B: Funk, URBAN/R&B: Soul

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Willam Allums, drummer extraordinaire, has roots in the New Orleans music tradition, his family hailing from the region. Particularly in the areas of gospel, R&B, and funk, Allums has become a frequently mentioned name in conversations about most desired drummers in the Bay Area. Having also had long history with artists such as Zydeco Flames, Andre Thierry, and The Larry James Band, Allums’ footing in the Louisiana and Oakland traditions is well established and is a perfect fit for the Beaufunk sound.

Incredible lead vocalist Keith Brown has been a part of Bay Area Music for more than twenty years. His beginnings in the professional arena included work with Envogue producers Thomas McElroy and Denzel Foster. Chosen specifically by bassist Timm Walker to front the project, there is a very high standard for vocal presence to be upheld in the group. Brown fills that criteria and far beyond.

Founding member Ian Lamson (guitarist) began his professional music career with The Ed Earley Band. When Elvin Bishop saw Lamson playing a nightclub with Ed Earley, he was subsequently hired to tour with The Elvin Bishop Band. During his nine-year tour of duty with Elvin, Lamson gained notoriety in the Bay Area as well as around the world as one of the most unique and versatile guitar players on the planet. He brings an undeniable and unforgettable performance edge to the Beaufunk mix.

Scott MacGill (keyboards, vocals, percussion) has been playing, recording, writing, directing, producing and engineering (both studio and live) music for over 30 years. A product of Richmond, California, he’s been playing in and working with Bay Area bands his whole life.

Newest member Jim Peterson, saxophone extremist and back-up vocalist, recorded and toured with Mumbo Gumbo for over a decade. He now performs with Mitch Woods, Steve Lucky and others, both stateside and on extensive European tours of duty.

Founding member Timm Walker (bassist/vocalist/writer) is an original member of the Bay Area’s popular Zydeco Flames. Timm’s bass work is one reason why The Flames are known for having one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business. His performance credits would also include work with The Larry James Band, J.J. Malone, Sista Monica, and Bobby Murray. He has also been a core member of The Elvin Bishop Band. He has recently completed the production and engineering of the first CD by Beaufunk, “Change Gone Come Fa Betta” as well as the most resent release by Zydeco Flames titled “Fire it Up.”

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