United Funk Order

United Funk Order

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Mothership is hovering, observing inconsistencies in the electromagnetic funk waves..........We broke through the barriers set up by the funkless drones -- only to find more funkless drones and more barriers...but we be rebellious funkateers are here to stay and we ain't going nowhere...

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29 NOV 2012 1 “A Different Kind Of Christmas” Album Features Original Member Of Parliament Funkadelic! –DR. FUNKENBERRY

A new holiday album is due out entitled "A Different Kind Of Christmas" and features 2 songs, "Snow Bunny" and "Holiday Wavy" from Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame member and an original member of Parliament Funkadelic, Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey.

Brailey, an OG member of Parliament Funkadelic, or P-Funk for those in the know wrote one of the band's biggest hits "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) with the R&RHOF stated as one of the songs that "shaped rock & roll" and VH-1 listed them as one of the top 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time.

"A Different Kind Of Christmas" also features four songs from the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Buffalo Stille aka B. Stille of Nappy Roots. He’s the youngest member of the chart-topping group and "often considered the best MC" says Rolling Stone Magazine. He has been featured in The Source Magazine for having the prestige hip hop quotable — kicked one of the critically-acclaimed performances and fan favorite verses on the single “Down ‘N Out” featuring Anthony Hamilton.

Other artists included on this album are Michael Jackson's niece, Tanay Jackson, the daughter of Tito Jackson from The Jackson 5, Thulani Jeffries and Oral Brennan of UFO, Pam Behan aka "The Kardashian Nanny", Grandmaster Roc Raida, Smoove Gotti, Da Product, J. Bill$, 1st Blood, Zara Phillips, Ty Healy, Echo, Lea Marie, Stilmatic, Kevin “DJ Dev” Grisham, Big A LTA, Michael Barber, Staxx N Waxx, Nasim, Vahagni and Bondz of Bigfoot & Bondz. “A Different Kind Of Christmas” is Executive Produced by Jonathan Hay who is known as the person who broke Rihanna - one of the most famous celebrities in the world and already one of the biggest selling artists in music history. For more information go to www.differentkindofchristmas.com-DocFB

Buffalo Stille & Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey "Snow Bunny" –HipHop DX

Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots teams up with Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic fame for the "Different Kind Of Christmas" track "Snow Bunny."

Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey Enlists Buffalo Stille & Renzo Charlez For LP –Dubb CNN

Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic, Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots and Renzo Charlez have teamed up to drop an album called “A Different Kind Of Christmas”.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and the multi-platinum Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic aka “P-Funk” is one of the most important groups in the history of music and are listed as one of the top “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine and also by VH1. Brailey, one of the most influential musicians in music history, co-wrote one of P-Funk’s most famous songs “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)” with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame labeled as one of “the songs that shaped rock and roll”. This song also features the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Buffalo Stille aka B. Stille of Nappy Roots. He’s the youngest member of the chart-topping group and often considered the best MC says Rolling Stone Magazine. He has been feautred in The Source Magazine for having the prestige hip hop quotable — kicked one of the critically-acclaimed performances and fan favorite verses on the single “Down ‘N Out” featuring Anthony Hamilton.

“A Different Kind Of Christmas” is out now via iTunes and being internationally distributed through Hoopla Worldwide / LRT / INgrooves Fontana. We have the first single from the LP entitled “Holiday Wavy” by Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic, Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots and Renzo Charlez – listen below!

Jerome Bigfoot Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic, Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots & Renzo Charlez - Holiday Wavy (Audio)

Hoopla brings it with legend Jerome Brailey on cd A Different Kind of Christmas –Philadelphia Examiner

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots www.nappyroots.com group member Buffalo Stille , Jonathan Hay and Sabrina Hale of Hoopla who are part of the Nappy Roots’ business team and have worked alongside Nappy Roots during their last three national album releases through Fontana, including "The Humdinger" (which charted with #7 Billboard Rap Charts, #11 Billboard R&B Charts and #13 Billboard Independent charts). Hay and Hale are overseeing the Holiday release "A Different Kind of Christmas" where Buffalo Stille is featured on four songs on this spirited release, including the single release of “Snow Bunny” which was composed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and multi-platinum Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic.www.rockhall.com/inductees/parliament-funkadelic/bio/
Brailey, one of the most influential musicians in music history, co-wrote one of P-Funk’s most famous songs "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)" with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame labeled as one of "the songs that shaped rock and roll." is featured on two songs on "A Different Kind of Christmas". In addition to Brailey and Stille “Snow Bunny” was co-written by singer/songwriters Thulani Jeffries and Oral Brennan of independent charted funk/rock band United Funk Order. www.unitedfunkorder.com The team also did the track “Holiday Wavy” and are ready to share the holiday atmosphere with “A Different Kind of Christmas.
"Snow Bunny" is the single from this release! As of November 20 the album is available on www.iTunes.com and www.amazon.com. Sprinkle yourselves with some holiday cheer with "A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS" www.differentkindofchristmas.com which features several artists including Michael Jackson's niece, Tanay Jackson (daughter of Tito Jackson of The Jacksons) www.jackson5.com Physical copies will be in all "Target" Stores www.target.comNovember 27 (after Black Friday sales) through the entire month of December until Christmas Day. This is a Hoopla/ INgrooves /Fontana/ Universal Music Group project.www.universalmusicgroup.com

WIIT FM Radio / Chicago  –Brian Stinson

Your welcome and it was a pleasure to have you on the show. Love your music and keep up the great work

Press Interview on WDGP Radio Station –Diana Broomfield

"It was exciting to hear the passion and concern in the conversation between Thulani, Indigo and Hostess Diana as the discuss the Funk, the history, gave credit and shared the music. If you are nostalgic for the sounds of Cameo, Mother’s Finest, Chaka Khan & Rufus and the King George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic (which includes Prince Bootsy) Then take a listen to United Funk Order.The band’s vibe is rooted in classic funk and contains elements that appeal to diverse audiences".

UNITED FUNK ORDER UNITED FUNK ORDER –SKOPE MAGAZINE

United Funk Order is a R&B group bringing some stylistic tunes your way. This group is on a mission to show you how this music thing should be done. They are bringing it with dedication and heartfelt funk.

The CD is not only funky but is changing the way we know music. The vocals have the power of persuasion and belt out potent melodies. There is strong lyrical content backed by tight production. You can tell this band has poured every ounce of dedication their souls have to offer into this project. They have created an allegiance to wake up all those funksters out there. If funk is your thing then this CD is not only entertaining but is a religion.

Each song has the tempo that drives you out on the dance floor. It is contagious and creeps into your veins until your singing along uncontrollably. Raise your arms up, throw them in the air, whoop whoop, I’m feeling it!

Not often does a band come along with a serious mission to absolutely entertain you to the point of exhaustion. United Funk Order is breath taking and psychologically compels you to become an obsessive fan. This is music without limits; you can’t get enough of it.

The CD is due to be released the end of this year, I was lucky enough to hear it in advance. I feel it is my obligation to let the world know what is about to hit it.

www.unitedfunkorder.com

Rebecca Hosking – rebeccah@skopemag.com

Hoopla brings it with legend Jerome Brailey on cd A Different Kind of Christmas –Philadelphia Examiner

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots www.nappyroots.com group member Buffalo Stille , Jonathan Hay and Sabrina Hale of Hoopla who are part of the Nappy Roots’ business team and have worked alongside Nappy Roots during their last three national album releases through Fontana, including "The Humdinger" (which charted with #7 Billboard Rap Charts, #11 Billboard R&B Charts and #13 Billboard Independent charts). Hay and Hale are overseeing the Holiday release "A Different Kind of Christmas" where Buffalo Stille is featured on four songs on this spirited release, including the single release of “Snow Bunny” which was composed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and multi-platinum Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey of Parliament Funkadelic.www.rockhall.com/inductees/parliament-funkadelic/bio/
Brailey, one of the most influential musicians in music history, co-wrote one of P-Funk’s most famous songs "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)" with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame labeled as one of "the songs that shaped rock and roll." is featured on two songs on "A Different Kind of Christmas". In addition to Brailey and Stille “Snow Bunny” was co-written by singer/songwriters Thulani Jeffries and Oral Brennan of independent charted funk/rock band United Funk Order. www.unitedfunkorder.com The team also did the track “Holiday Wavy” and are ready to share the holiday atmosphere with “A Different Kind of Christmas.
"Snow Bunny" is the single from this release! As of November 20 the album is available on www.iTunes.com and www.amazon.com. Sprinkle yourselves with some holiday cheer with "A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS" www.differentkindofchristmas.com which features several artists including Michael Jackson's niece, Tanay Jackson (daughter of Tito Jackson of The Jacksons) www.jackson5.com Physical copies will be in all "Target" Stores www.target.comNovember 27 (after Black Friday sales) through the entire month of December until Christmas Day. This is a Hoopla/ INgrooves /Fontana/ Universal Music Group project.www.universalmusicgroup.com

Meet Thulani Jeffries –Adam1Entertainment



New Music Index
Meet Thulani Jeffries
Meet Amber Rhodes
Review

FL JONES "Becoming Myself"

Friday
Jan132012
Meet Thulani Jeffries
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 03:11AM

1.What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?

Morticia.



2.If you were a musical instrument what would you be?

If I were an instrument I would be a drum kit, because the drums is the beginning of all basis for modern instruments today.


3.What's one thing you could do every day without getting bored of it?

One thing I could do every day without being bored is music.



4.Describe your music.

Dynamic R&B vocals with agressive, dancehall style rap inspired by the common issues of mistrust, insecurities that are found in relationships

Meet Thulani Jeffries –Adam1Entertainment



New Music Index
Meet Thulani Jeffries
Meet Amber Rhodes
Review

FL JONES "Becoming Myself"

Friday
Jan132012
Meet Thulani Jeffries
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 03:11AM

1.What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?

Morticia.



2.If you were a musical instrument what would you be?

If I were an instrument I would be a drum kit, because the drums is the beginning of all basis for modern instruments today.


3.What's one thing you could do every day without getting bored of it?

One thing I could do every day without being bored is music.



4.Describe your music.

Dynamic R&B vocals with agressive, dancehall style rap inspired by the common issues of mistrust, insecurities that are found in relationships

JOURNEY OF SWEET BLESSINGS –SKOPE MAGAZINE

When asked what inspired Thulani to produce the track, Sweet Blessings Remix her response was moving. “When I first heard the tune from Jerome Brailey I got chills up and down my spine because it was a diamond in the rough. I immediately got his permission to do something with it for I knew from hearing it that it was Garry’s last plea to God before he left this earth. Having his roots in Gospel, spirituality and his strong belief in God, I could feel the tone in his voice, the desperation and pain because by that time he was very sick, passing away 3 years later.

I immediately started working on it. I called up my bandmate and master guitarist Larry Marsden and when he heard it, he instantly fell in love with it and said that if this was for Garry he was definitely in for it would be an honor! I then called up Rob Mitchell from Mitchell studios here in the Bronx, NY and instantly we started working.

Let me tell you, it was a lot of work because Garry had originally recorded this on an ADat and his original voice was not very audible. I had to completely arrange the track into a real tune (verse chorus, verse chorus, adlib out)…it was just him vibing and rifting throughout the entire track. I chopped it up and ran it through a few programs, boosting up the volume levels and duplicated his vocals “Lead me in the path of righteous” because that was a very strong hook. In addition I put his widow Linda’s OOoo’s and duplicated them in the verses because with the two of them singing together it was a wrap! Then I sang on top of him in layers and made a duet out of it. Later we infused the United Funk Order stank funk, my signature sounds and riffs. Often I would come back home 1 a.m. and sometimes 4 a.m. in the morning because it just had to be right. My manager would tell me that although they saw the vision of the Unforgettable theme with Natalie Cole and her father I still needed to slow down because I became obsessed with it. A few months and 9 Versions later it was complete, I just had to make it right for my funk hero and for his family. It was never about me it was a drive something pulling me to finish this to the best of my ability. It was about Garry, my fellow bandmate and friend Linda, and the Shider family. To finally get them the money and recognition that they truly deserve. This was a pure labor of love on my part and the song speaks for itself!”

“{Sweet Blessings Remix” is a prophetic track that would evolve into a song that would become larger than all of its components including its original writers Jerome Bigfoot Brailey, Walter Smith, the late legendary Garry “Diaperman” Shider, also known as “Starchild” and his widow Linda Shider. This heartfelt track would become one of Garry’s last recordings with his wife. The song delivers a Spiritual message that takes you through the Gospel upbringing of Mr.Shider to the timeless energy of P-Funk. Along with Thulani Jeffries of NY based funk group UFO, this musical master production with eternal echoes of melodic raspiness, will reach down into your soul. Garry Shider’s vocals are so hauntingly prolific that you almost feel that he’s crying out lyrically to the Almighty before he transcended. This is a song that will notably go down in
history as one of the greatest tributes to a legendary performer and songwriter who provided the world through his music with just that a remix of true “Sweet Blessings”.

“Sweet Blessings Remix” is available on iTunes under their EP titled Fried Ice cream which features 2 other funky tracks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fried-ice-cream-single/id733891342, http://www.rdio.com/#artist/United_Funk_Order/album/Fried_Ice_Cream/, and Reverbnation. http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/238980510

By LA Virgil,MBA – lavirgil2010@gmail.com

United Funk Order  –We funk radio

Show 570July 17, 2009

Endings & new beginnings: We lay down one last session with DJ Static in the studio, before he heads out to expand WEFUNK in Vancouver. Featuring lots of Wu affiliated tracks, sister soul from the Three Degrees and Sisters Love, fat blazing synths by The Simonsound, space funk by U.F.O. and Cameo, a Del/Meters sample moment, and a little reminiscing!

United Funk Order  –We funk radio

Show 570July 17, 2009

Endings & new beginnings: We lay down one last session with DJ Static in the studio, before he heads out to expand WEFUNK in Vancouver. Featuring lots of Wu affiliated tracks, sister soul from the Three Degrees and Sisters Love, fat blazing synths by The Simonsound, space funk by U.F.O. and Cameo, a Del/Meters sample moment, and a little reminiscing!

UNITED FUNK ORDER –Meg-A-Music Toronto

FUNK in Tha house! Dig the tunes & the vibe You guys really are quite amazing, I think you have a brilliant future in music! Let me know how you're doing once in awhile :)
Much Love,
Mary-Elizabeth Gilbert (Mary)
Creator & Founder
Meg-a Music Toronto
“Live your dreams, don’t just dream them…”

PAtJE.FM Interview –PAtJE.FM

Royal Guards of the Funk....United Funk Order's radio interview.

UNITED FUNK ORDER  –TWIN CITIES RADIO

Twin Cities Radio is proud to introduce you, our listeners to UNITED FUNK ORDER as our Featured Artist from the city that never sleeps...NYC. That means fun with a big K. We hope you enjoy their awesome music as much as we do. They will certainly kick it up a notch or five.
I welcome UNITED FUNK ORDER to our playlists... funky... funky.
JazzyJ
Twin Cities Radio

PAtJE.FM Interview –PAtJE.FM

Royal Guards of the Funk....United Funk Order's radio interview.

UNITED FUNK ORDER –NEW FUNK RADIO

After i heard your new track i want to tell you that your song "UFO Theme" is voted as
the "Jam of the year 2010" on NewFunkRadio.com.
All i need is a album cover and a link where ppl can buy your album.
Also i need a biography of the band if possible.

Thank you for your GREAT music and ...
... keep dah funk alive!!!!

Greetings
Charlie :)
(DJ Charles/New Funk Radio (Germany)

PAtJE.FM Interview –PAtJE.FM

Royal Guards of the Funk....United Funk Order's radio interview.

UNITED FUNK ORDER VENTS MAGAZINE INTERVIEW –VENTS MAGAZINE

1. So why don't you introduce yourself?
SONLIGHT- Indigo aka Sonlight, of the Royal Guards. Commander of the 17th Quadrant, Omega 2 District.. Sometimes referred to as “Zone 3”.
TAHARKA aka Gregg Daffy Fitz from the planet “Oferdaire”.
DANGER. My name is Ever Wood ( Aka ) Danger backup singer. (One of the Royal Guards of the group).
LINDA SHIDER— Linda Shider here singer/songwriter with the band United Funk Order I’m a former member of the Parliament / Funkadelic and that’s who I am, peace!
TERRA MOMMA - Terra Momma aka Thulani of the Royal Guards. Daughter of General Armetis and Commander of 19th Quandrant – Omega 3 District of the Planet Nubenia.
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS- Name is Mahoney Pimpalicious of the Horny Nebula which grew out of the now deceased star system called Bumptron.

2. How did you all came together and create this group?
SONLIGHT – Creative universal energy forces aligned in such a way as to make our coming together inevitable.
TAHARKA - It was the vision of Terra Momma.
DANGER - Well I been in the group about 2 yrs. Love it .The creation of this group are dreams come true and hard work.
LINDA SHIDER When I was living in New York a couple of years ago I was introduced to UFO by a former member of George’s group; P Funk by the name of Jerome Brailey a former drummer with George and he thought that what Thulani and the guys were doing was something I would want to be a part of and it worked out very well. Enjoying it, So far so good! Everyone is very nice to work with real cool heads, very professional. It makes it easy to get the job done you know under those circumstances.
TERRA MOMMA—The Universal Energy forces combined and formed an multidimensional window that opened at the right time and me and Sonlight is from the same Quandrant and my various guards on our spaceship landed heard on earth... Taharka is my great uncle and my mother Queen Nandi’s brother and decided to come here to earth. Danger and Linda are earthlings that I‘ve taken to…
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS-- We came together from the natural law of attraction that permeates the entire universe.

3. What's the story behind the band's name?
SONLIGHT – It was the vision of Terra Momma.
TERRA MOMMA --United Funk Order –United means we’re united in the funk and in our cause. Funk is what is in our DNA. We are bringing Order and clarity in this current world of chaos.
TAHARAKA – It was the vision of Terra Momma.
WINKY- Because Were United as a spiritual beings to deliver a funk positive message to make a difference in funk that one tends to live in to keep order in our universe.
DANGER - Thulani (aka) Terra Mamma created the name of the group.
LINDA SHIDER—I think United Funk Order basically is united as a group we’re trying to keep it funky bottom line you know.. there is not enough funk in the world and we wanna keep it going, and keep it moving and bring some order to this chaos that were living in this world today. That’s what we talk about changing things and making it happen you know?
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS- UFO is the re-unification of a once great species, whose beings were spread to all corners of the cosmos, and were all drawn to the sub atomic frequencies o' the Fonk.

4. What are your music influences?
SONLIGHT - A wise man once said, “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” and that’s always been my mantra. I’ve been influenced by so many incredible musicians and music genres I wouldn’t know where to start but whether it’s Funk, Rock, Jazz, Classical, etc., the rhythm’s got to move me in a certain way.
TAHARKA – Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk, Polk or whatever else you wanna call it.
TONY- There are so big and vast. I love Jazz, I love R&B I especially love the foundation of funk Sly Stone and James Brown but I would say anything that grooves.
WINKY– Oh man there are so many…. all musicians come with something…I’ve been influenced by various artist cause music is a language that is communicated by the spirit of a person..
TERRA MOMMA – I love various music, but I will stick to the earthly plane here on this planet I would say Chaka Khan, Glen Goins, Gary Shider, Cameo, Baby Jean Kennedy from Mothers Finest, Labelle and the women of PFunk and I love African music, jazz, blues, and some country its hauntingly sad sometimes to me...
DANGER - Chaka Kahn, Sada, Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight to name a few.
I love all music.
LINDA SHIDER— My musical influences are pretty vast, I listen to everything. I listen to jazz, I listen to classical I listen to gospel, I love rock and roll and of course funk. My personal experience with the funk is touring the world which taught me a lot about writing, and vocalizing, and hearing you know and where things go, where they should fit and when they don’t you’re trying to funk. Those are influences that kind of changed my world you know?
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS --My sonic

The 100 Greatest Drummres of Alternative Music –Spin Magazine

"Bigfoot" Brailey (Parliament/Funkadelic)
Despite his monstrous nickname, "Bigfoot" Brailey was actually a jazzy master of double-stroked fills and crafty grooves, as tracks like 1976's "Do That Stuff" demonstrate. Brailey didn't just add the crazy hi-hat offbeats and lead-foot bottom boom to Parliament's first million-selling single, "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)," he co-wrote it. Leaving P-Funk shortly after due to a dispute with George Clinton over the band's finances, he still made his mark on Parliament albums like Mothership Connection and Clones of Dr. Funkenstein. When he was inducted by Prince into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, Brailey appeared at peace with P-Funk, fully embracing his time with the band and praising the effect that its network of offshoots and experiences had on his life. Still kicking, Bigfoot can be heard on records by Bill Laswell, James "Blood" Ulmer, and Snoop Dogg.
Most Booming Moment: The marching band cadence-style drum fanfare and heavy womp of Brides of Funkenstein's 1978 single "Disco To Go."

ZONE 3 REMIX AVAILABLE ON BEATPORT –BEATPORT

OUR NEWEST SINGLE "ZONE 3" IS AVAILABLE ON BEAPORT CHECK IT OUT..

UNITED FUNK ORDER VENTS MAGAZINE INTERVIEW –VENTS MAGAZINE

1. So why don't you introduce yourself?
SONLIGHT- Indigo aka Sonlight, of the Royal Guards. Commander of the 17th Quadrant, Omega 2 District.. Sometimes referred to as “Zone 3”.
TAHARKA aka Gregg Daffy Fitz from the planet “Oferdaire”.
DANGER. My name is Ever Wood ( Aka ) Danger backup singer. (One of the Royal Guards of the group).
LINDA SHIDER— Linda Shider here singer/songwriter with the band United Funk Order I’m a former member of the Parliament / Funkadelic and that’s who I am, peace!
TERRA MOMMA - Terra Momma aka Thulani of the Royal Guards. Daughter of General Armetis and Commander of 19th Quandrant – Omega 3 District of the Planet Nubenia.
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS- Name is Mahoney Pimpalicious of the Horny Nebula which grew out of the now deceased star system called Bumptron.

2. How did you all came together and create this group?
SONLIGHT – Creative universal energy forces aligned in such a way as to make our coming together inevitable.
TAHARKA - It was the vision of Terra Momma.
DANGER - Well I been in the group about 2 yrs. Love it .The creation of this group are dreams come true and hard work.
LINDA SHIDER When I was living in New York a couple of years ago I was introduced to UFO by a former member of George’s group; P Funk by the name of Jerome Brailey a former drummer with George and he thought that what Thulani and the guys were doing was something I would want to be a part of and it worked out very well. Enjoying it, So far so good! Everyone is very nice to work with real cool heads, very professional. It makes it easy to get the job done you know under those circumstances.
TERRA MOMMA—The Universal Energy forces combined and formed an multidimensional window that opened at the right time and me and Sonlight is from the same Quandrant and my various guards on our spaceship landed heard on earth... Taharka is my great uncle and my mother Queen Nandi’s brother and decided to come here to earth. Danger and Linda are earthlings that I‘ve taken to…
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS-- We came together from the natural law of attraction that permeates the entire universe.

3. What's the story behind the band's name?
SONLIGHT – It was the vision of Terra Momma.
TERRA MOMMA --United Funk Order –United means we’re united in the funk and in our cause. Funk is what is in our DNA. We are bringing Order and clarity in this current world of chaos.
TAHARAKA – It was the vision of Terra Momma.
WINKY- Because Were United as a spiritual beings to deliver a funk positive message to make a difference in funk that one tends to live in to keep order in our universe.
DANGER - Thulani (aka) Terra Mamma created the name of the group.
LINDA SHIDER—I think United Funk Order basically is united as a group we’re trying to keep it funky bottom line you know.. there is not enough funk in the world and we wanna keep it going, and keep it moving and bring some order to this chaos that were living in this world today. That’s what we talk about changing things and making it happen you know?
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS- UFO is the re-unification of a once great species, whose beings were spread to all corners of the cosmos, and were all drawn to the sub atomic frequencies o' the Fonk.

4. What are your music influences?
SONLIGHT - A wise man once said, “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” and that’s always been my mantra. I’ve been influenced by so many incredible musicians and music genres I wouldn’t know where to start but whether it’s Funk, Rock, Jazz, Classical, etc., the rhythm’s got to move me in a certain way.
TAHARKA – Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Country, Folk, Polk or whatever else you wanna call it.
TONY- There are so big and vast. I love Jazz, I love R&B I especially love the foundation of funk Sly Stone and James Brown but I would say anything that grooves.
WINKY– Oh man there are so many…. all musicians come with something…I’ve been influenced by various artist cause music is a language that is communicated by the spirit of a person..
TERRA MOMMA – I love various music, but I will stick to the earthly plane here on this planet I would say Chaka Khan, Glen Goins, Gary Shider, Cameo, Baby Jean Kennedy from Mothers Finest, Labelle and the women of PFunk and I love African music, jazz, blues, and some country its hauntingly sad sometimes to me...
DANGER - Chaka Kahn, Sada, Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight to name a few.
I love all music.
LINDA SHIDER— My musical influences are pretty vast, I listen to everything. I listen to jazz, I listen to classical I listen to gospel, I love rock and roll and of course funk. My personal experience with the funk is touring the world which taught me a lot about writing, and vocalizing, and hearing you know and where things go, where they should fit and when they don’t you’re trying to funk. Those are influences that kind of changed my world you know?
MAHONEY PIMPALICIOUS --My sonic