Five years after the release of Subway to Venus, a disc that won an award in Spain as the Best Bassist Album of 2011 at the Festival Todobajos Bassday, Charlie Moreno presents Powafunk. During this time, the bassist has acutely balanced his work, touring with some leading artists on the Spanish scene whilst creating & establishing his own recording studio, ‘Blackbird Studios’. It was here where he developed the idea to offer a conceptual tour, which has to date accounted for his discography.
A change of direction or flow, to enjoy the different beats & branches of funk, a style that Moreno carries in his blood. Overflowing with energy & positivity, where the voices of singers Alex Delgado and Alba Pérez feature prominently. This work is influenced by the music of classic funk, but with traits of modernity & trendiness with a boldness & nerve that the artist has now got us accustomed to. As added value, the disc has been mastered by Alex Psadourakis at the Sterling Sound Studios of New York.
Without doubt, Powafunk is the most ambitious project undertaken by Charlie Moreno to date, with a band of six exceptional musicians playing a repertoire consisting mainly of original numbers plus a review of some hits typical of the style where Moreno had wanted to add his personal touch.
Funk, disco, soul, rock & jazz all feature in this work led by Canarian bassist, composer & producer of the band, Charlie Moreno. Powafunk is reminiscence of Stevie Wonder, Prince, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Bootsy Collins, Parliament-Funkadelic and other great artists of this genre. Jeff Otto on drums, Roberto Albrecia (from Tenerife) on saxophone, Marc Quintillá on guitar and Leo Torres on trumpet are the other members of the band.
Charlie Moreno: bass
Rober Albrecia: saxophone
Leo Torres: trumpet
Alba Pérez: vocals
Alex Dee: vocals
Marc Quintilla: guitar
Jeffe Otto: drums