Chunky Funky Band
Chunky Funky Band was created in August 2020 by Giorgos Morfitis. All compositions have been originally arranged and composed by him in the style of funk, based on funky music of the 70’s and 80’s with a very light touch of jazz vocabulary and a more noticeable modern soul sound. The performance, songs, music sections and instrumentation are all specifically tailored to simulate live sampling and looping, much like what a DJ does. Through hand gestures, the conductor signals the parts of his choice to the performers, thus rearranging the music live on stage, making each song sound different in length, dynamics and structure with every performance.
The band aims at involving the audience in the performances, not only as spectators, but also in the creative process of the music during a live performance. A song called The Game is basically a chance for some of the members of the audience to become involved, get close and personal with the band on stage and control the music.
Giorgos Morfitis: Conductor / Keys / Percussion
Elias Ioannou: Trumpet
Charis Ioannou: Tenor / Baritone Saxophone
Christos Zenios: Tenor / Baritone Saxophone
Christos Yerolatsitis: Keys
Ermis Michael: Guitar
Rodrigo Caceres: Electric Bass
Stelios Xydias: Drums