Local Music Highlight: Funktional Family
May 09, 2018 11:21AM ● Published by Candice Carson James Dobson
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If blues & funk is your thing, then look no further. A band founded in St Charles, IL in 1998, Funktional Family consists of Kenny Kryger & Anthony Padilla- with some rocking guitar & stellar vocals, and the vocal duo of Stefanie Kryger (who also throws in some awesome acoustics) & Timarie Padilla. Hal Koenig plays bass and Jim Hurley with drums, as well as Eric Olson on percussion along with some funky vocals. Last but not least, is band member Ben Byanski-Djembe on Djembe/Tangents.
A variety of instruments makes for some funky, bluesy, feel-good music - more like one big jam session than just your average band. Their synergy works well; creating a familial feel and a buzz of energy to the soul.
The album “Way” oh-so-gracefully landed in my hands, and I am pleased to report it was amazing. A particular favorite song of mine is “Hate Crime”, reminiscent of the “Sons of Anarchy”soundtrack.
To check them out for yourself, head over to Facebook. I couldn't be more pleased these guys stumbled across each other to create music together. To purchase some albums visit: Band Camp