Funkshone /ˈfʌŋkʃɒn/ are an original funk act from the UK created by musician, DJ and producer Mike Bandoni and musician and producer Nino Auricchio.
Formed in 2006, Funkshone have recorded and released numerous 7 inch singles (45s), a 12" single and a CD album on UK funk label Skyline Recordings. The first title Purification parts 1 & 2 ]has now become a deep funk classic amongst the global funk contingent. The world's funk DJs immediately took to the Funkshone sound including DeeJay Random.
Due to the popularity of the Funkshone sound, Mike formed the band in early 2007. The following 45s, "Stop the Bus", "Droppin" and "The Raw" have all been met with popular and critical success from the deep funk fraternity. The band's debut album Shining was released in 2008 in Europe and in Japan as an extended 16 track version. The album received favourable reviews.
In 2010 Funkshone collaborated with soul singer Chris Wilson for the first 7" single Soul Survivor from their forthcoming second album.
A video of Mike Bandoni drumming as Funkshone at the Brighton Hip Hop Festival in June 2007 before the band was formed can be found here. Mike is also the drummer for the Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band.
- ^ Too Much Flavour (2008)
- ^ LastFM Zephirnl's Journal (2008)