Funky Nature looked across the musical landscape of the early 2020s and wondered “where did all the bands go?”
It would appear, since the great cull of 2009 - when the revenue switch went from recordings to live performance, that major labels decided signing bands wasn’t a good idea anymore.
So leaving the progenitors of new music to be almost all solo artists.
Well, Funky Nature thinks otherwise!
We’re here to remind people that there is no Mick Jagger without a Keith Richards,
no Shaun Ryder without a Bez and no Laa-Laa without Po.
We want the idea of making music to be a collaborative effort again.
It is with this caveat that Jason Fonfe put this project together.
But the question was, what kind of music?
From his years of experience producing some of the most notorious grime artists of both Slough and Maidenhead....to the countless numbers of emo-esq alternative rock bands of Eton and Staines...the answer was staring him in the face.
A combination of both indie music and hip hop - to create …. indie-hop.
The rest is... now...the present.
WHERE WE STARTED...
Formed in December 2018 by producer Jason Fonfe, Funky Nature is a musical project that was primarily born from the ashes of female fronted pop trio ‘The Teasers’ and Datchet’s well established audio facility, Big mouth Studios.
It was the loss of his studio and band that drove Jason to create something that would not only reflect his musical penchant for all things indie, but a collection of songs that could work in as many forums as possible.
Armed with only his acoustic guitar, he currently performs solo or solo with beats, duo trio etc - basically any gig he can get his hands on.
With a much more versatile set up, Funky Nature has been slowly gigging its way across London and the surrounding area.
With sprinklings of the Stone roses and aromas of Jamie Woon, the style strolls along doffing it’s proverbial cap to the plethora of his musical influences from rock to rap, ska to salsa.
Funky Nature has found its niche and that niche knows no bounds.