For some musicians, funk is where it’s at. It starts and ends with the groove! FUNK ENGINE is one such band. The band members – three from Sydney, one from Byron Bay –  all met through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Jazz Workshop.

FUNK ENGINE was formed in 2013 by electric bass player, composer and band leader Siebe Pogson and also features Nish Manjanuth (tenor saxophone), Holly Conner (drums) and Felix Lalanne (electric guitar).

They  debuted at The Newsagency in 2013 to great success and have since packed them in Lazy Bones Lounge, the Beats festival Peats Ridge, Hermann’s Bar, Foundry 616, The Townie, Mr Falcon’s and the Town Hall Hotel Newtown.

Their new CD TAKING A RIDE  has been recorded at Free Energy Device Studios, produced by Llew Kiek and Richard Belkner, and mastered by Michael Lynch.

Guest artists on TAKING A RIDE include Rhyan Clapham aka rapper Dobby, Deiniol Chynoweth (vocals), Nick Polovineo (trombone), Nick Calligeros (trumpet) and Novak Manojlovic (keyboard).  

Sydney Arts Guide has 4 copies of Funk Engine’s TAKING A RIDE to give away. Email with FUNK ENGINE CD GIVEAWAY in the subject heading. Please provide  your postal address. Winners will be advised by return email.