What they say…
“Prepare your dancing shoes, Re:Funk are following in the footsteps of James Brown!”
Founded in 2015 by drummer Dario Milan and singer-songwriter Maqs Rossi in Lugano, Switzerland, Re:Funk have quickly made a name for themselves as a high-energy live band that never fails to engage its audience with its powerful performances. The group draws heavily from the classic sounds of 60s & 70s funk and soul: from James Brown to Tower of Power, passing by Sly & the Family Stone, Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield. But also Average White Band, Ohio Players, Mandrill, The Brothers Johnson and the list could go on & on & on. If it makes you move, you can bet Re:Funk have listened, studied and interiorized it into their own repertoire.
In the short time since its inception the group has already performed on some of the most prestigious stages Switzerland has to offer, including Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz Ascona Festival & Locarno Film Festival. The band’s members are experienced musicians who have worked alongside artists such as Manu Chao, Ian Paice & Don Airey (of Deep Purple), Derrick McKenzie (from Jamiroquai), Gogol Bordello, Tonino Carotone, Roy Paci, Bob Mintzer, Jennifer Batten and more.
Re:Funk‘s strength resides in the chemistry between its rhythm section formed by band leader Dario Milan (drums), Francesca Morandi (bass) and Mad Mantello (guitar), all guided by the energetic stage presence and formidable voice of Maqs Rossi. Their live performance is designed to shake the audience to their bone, resuscitating the original spirit of funk and soul for the modern day.