Redtenbacher’s Funkestra releases The Cooker on April 2, 2013 through Wooden Hat Records. Austrian-bred bassist and funk fiend Stefan Redtenbacher is an anomaly, anachronism and a defiant demolisher of the pigeon-hole. Based in London, Stefan and his band Redtenbacher’s Funkestra deliver what UK tastemaker and musician, Mark “Snowboy” Cotgrove described as “out-and-out spectacular funk” or, as UK Bass Guitar Magazine put it, “a near perfect slice of jazz-funk from one of Europe’s great players.”
The Cooker features the core ensemble enhanced by two muscular horn sections, one from the UK and one from the US, and remains firmly rooted in foot tapping groove music. Special guests include Saturday Night Live bandleader Lenny Pickett, Eric Krasno (Soulive) and Michael B. Nelson’s Hornheads (Prince).