Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove

Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove

BandR&BFunk

Multi-dimensional music of Funk-soul with rock fusion! Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove possess a raw uncut edge musical hybrid of complex rhythms, soulful vocals and rock inclinations!

Biography

MICHAEL and FUNKgLove, formerly known as Koko Boom, originally formed in 2003 from Michael Aaron's vision of bringing his multi-dimensional music to people. Kofi Rozzell (drums and studio engineer), Hodari Sudan (key board and Fender Rhodes), Steve Benson (guitar) and Oumar Diallo (bass) make up Aaron's FUNKgLove (pronounced "FUNK-Love").

To call it a "funk, soul and rock explosion" doesn't begin to touch the earthly surface of their sound. The raw uncut edge derived from their natural talents, merged with the cosmic vibrations lends resonance to their celestial style. Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove deliver and innovative and possibly revolutionary sound for our time. Colorful lyrics and harmonic movements, cross boundaries forming a musical hybrid of complex rhythms, soulful vocals and rock inclinations. MICHAEL and FUNKgLove, formerly known as Koko Boom, originally formed in 2003 from Michael Aaron's vision of bringing his multi-dimensional music to people. Kofi Rozzell (drums and studio engineer), Hodari Sudan (key board and Fender Rhodes), Steve Benson (guitar) and Oumar Diallo (bass) make up Aaron's FUNKgLove (pronounced "FUNK-Love").

To call it a "funk, soul and rock explosion" doesn't begin to touch the earthly surface of their sound. The raw uncut edge derived from their natural talents, merged with the cosmic vibrations lends resonance to their celestial style. Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove deliver and innovative and possibly revolutionary sound for our time. Colorful lyrics and harmonic movements, cross boundaries forming a musical hybrid of complex rhythms, soulful vocals and rock inclinations.

Aaron writes from personal experiences and a little bit of fantasy with the single mission to make his listeners feel good. His passion for music was clear at the age of 16. He learned the guitar and fine tuned his vocal talent.

Each member of the FUNKgLove enhances Aaron's music. Kofi Russell’s diverse music appreciation and experience with reggae, punk rock, and jazz adds and element of contrast to the music. Rozzell's solid foot stick work is the pulse of FUNKgLove. Working as a recording engineer, Rozzell is able to see the big picture. Hodari Sudan was a likely fit for the group as he is a natural musician born to play. Sudan's funkiness compliments Rozell's rhythms with a kind of melodic kinkiness. The newest members, Steve Benson and Oumar Diallo bring the gritty nastiness of their FUNK-rock sound!

Live, Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove set stages a blaze with energetic and expressive performances. They have opened for major artists including Morris Day and the Time, and Fertile Ground as well as play alongside well known local artists such as W. Ellington Felton and Ayanna Gregory.

Aaron writes from personal experiences and a little bit of fantasy with the single mission to make his listeners feel good. His passion for music was clear at the age of 16. He learned the guitar and fine tuned his vocal talent.

Each member of the FUNKgLove enhances Aaron's music. Kofi Russell’s diverse music appreciation and experience with reggae, punk rock, and jazz adds and element of contrast to the music. Rozzell's solid foot stick work is the pulse of FUNKgLove. Working as a recording engineer, Rozzell is able to see the big picture. Hodari Sudan was a likely fit for the group as he is a natural musician born to play. Sudan's funkiness compliments Rozell's rhythms with a kind of melodic kinkiness. The newest members, Steve Benson and Oumar Diallo bring the gritty nastiness of their FUNK-rock sound!

Live, Michael Aaron and FUNKgLove set stages a blaze with energetic and expressive performances. They have opened for major artists including Morris Day and the Time, and Fertile Ground as well as play alongside well known local artists such as W. Ellington Felton and Ayanna Gregory.

Discography

The Whole Lovely, FUNKgLove Concerto Suite #1

Set List

[55 minute Set]

July 12
Summer Breeze (Cover- R&B with rock guitar solo)
Woman
Have a Talk with God (Cover)
Super Star
Wendy Jones
Feel Free
Harmony
Everybody's a Star
Young and Willing

-SET BREAK-

[55 minute set]

Bustin' Loose (Cover-Chuck Brown but more soulful and less Go Go)
Shaken Up
Porgy
If You Want Me
'Fore Love
Under America
Heavy Weather
John Lennon
Give Thanks
*Sets are usually 2 to 3 45 to 50 minute sets.