REVEREND FUNK BAND

REVEREND FUNK BAND

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Funk Soul music, played live the way it was supposed to be. Slamming rhythm section, tight and cranking 4 piece horn section, blitzing vocals.... and that's all we need to proove that groove, that makes you moove. 100% live all the time every time.

Biography

We choose to play 100% live. Theres no production tracks running underneath. It's all what you see is what you get, and what you hear is happening live on stage in the moment. We are very much in the moment, a song with a basic arrangement can stretch into 2-3 different numbers grooves and moves happening all over the place. It's live, vibing, and guranteed to get you shakin that booty. Influenced by the likes of James Brown, Maceo, Parliament, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, and the 'Masterworks' from the great record labels like Stax, Motown & Atlantic. Too many people have asked us for too long to record that sound. We've finally done it. Live at Manchester Lane. The CD is done... Check it out on www.reverendfunk.com

Lyrics

Higher love

Written By: O'Connell/Taylor

LOVE IS THE METHOD, FOR MAKING YOUR WAY,
YOU WONT GET NOWHERE,
IF YA DON’T LOVE EACH DAY
THIS WORLD AINT LOOKING, TO GIVE YOU A THING
IT’S HARD ENOUGH JUST TO FIND
A REASON TO SING,
BUT NOW LOVE COME ALONG, IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
MAKES MY WORLD ALIVE, LIKE A BRAND NEW DAY
I GOT TO TELL SOMEONE, THAT LOVE IS THE THING
GOT TO TELL SOMEONE ITS THE REASON I SING,

HIGHER, HIGHER, HIGHER, I’VE GOT HIGHER LOVE
HIGHER, HIGHER, YEAH - YEAH
HIGHER LOVE IS ENOUGH

YOU KNOW YOU GOT IT, WHEN IT’S GOT YOU BELIEVING
YOU KNOW YOU GOT IT,
WHEN YOU’RE HEART IS RECEIVING
ALL THE GOOD AROUND YOU, THAT EACH DAY WILL BRING
ALL THE FINE FINE LOVE AND THATS THE REASON I SING

TAKE SOME TIME AND LISTEN UP TO WHAT WE SAY
U CAN GET SOMEWHERE, U CAN LOVE EACH DAY
IF YOU BELIEVE, THAT THIS OLD WORLD, HAS LET YOU DOWN
FIND THE REAL LOVE AND YOU CAN SHARE IT AROUND

WHAT YA GONNA DO, LOVES GONNA GET TO YOU
WHAT YA GONNA DO, SWEET LOVE IS A COMING ON.. WHAT YA GONNA DO, TELL ME WHAT YOU GONNA DO
WHAT YA GONNA DO, WHEN YOU FIND A LOVE

My Baby

Written By: O'Connell/Taylor

She’s got some kind of tenderness, Make’s me want to taste her kiss, Every time I see her smile I’m jumpin from my vine, If she could look my way Maybe that could make my day, I’m still working on the words The perfect thing to say, My mouth gets dry I’m shakin up inside
Every word I find is just another stupid line
My baby doesn’t know,
things she does 2 me, If I could only make her see why she's …

My Baby, .. MY BABY That’s my Baby…….yeah yeah

thats how it’s meant to be,
Between my baby and me Don’t go messin’ with the perfect girl, She appears to be She’s my Mona Lisa lady, Sent to drive me crazy Nothing ordinary nothing plain, A perfect girl in every way As my baby there’s no doubt, I can never let this out She will live on in my dreams, Bein every thing she seems My baby doesn’t know the things she does to me if I could only make her see why shes my baby....

She’s my baby to me, Everyone can see
Let’s not complicate this situation, If it don’t need to be
She’s my baby to me, Everyone can see
She don’t need to know, the reason……

Discography

2006 IN THE IMAGE - The Reverend Funk Band with special guests Vika Bull
2006 LIVE @ MANCHESTER LANE - Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation
2004 THE BOOT & THE LEG (desktapes & sessions) - Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation
2002 CRANK - Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation

Set List

BUDDY BOP - Original
MY BABY - Original
LOVE IS A CRIME - Oiginal
WONT YOU COME BACK - Original
HIGHER LOVE - Original
SWEET SOUND / MOTOWN - Original
SATISFACTION - (cover/original arrangment) Rolling Stones/Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin

STILL DIGGIN ON JAMES BROWN - (cover) Tower of Power
IT'S TOO FUNKY IN HERE - (cover) James Brown
SEX MACHIN/LETS GET IT ON - (cover) James Brown/Marvin Gaye