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Funkasaurus Rex Release "I Hear Voices"

Published: 2012-02-20
Funkasaurus Rex Funkasaurus Rex has released I Hear Voices. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Etched in Stone. This EP features a medley arrangement of Stevie Wonder's “I Wish/Superstition" plus an original by leader Joey Berkley entitled “Star." I Hear Voices also features a group of very talented singers. Yes, Funkasaurus Rex sings!

Available now for download worldwide via iTunes, Amazon et al, a CD release of I Hear Voices is also planned for later in 2012.

Co-produced by Joey Berkley
Joey Berkley
Joey Berkley
b.1957
sax, tenor
and guitarist John Tropea, I Hear Voices offers some great playing and some great singing—all in the Funkasaurus Rex style that fans have enjoyed for years.

Funkasaurus Rex
Funkasaurus Rex
Funkasaurus Rex

band/orchestra
was created by tenor saxophonist Joey Berkley in 2005 to give working musicians an outlet for creative, demanding music by restoring funk and R&B with musical integrity. Featuring top NYC players, the band has earned a reputation for ensemble precision, inventive writing and great soloists by injecting jazz sophistication with funk grooves.

Funkasaurus Rex features a dynamic five-piece horn section along with a versatile rhythm section to create jazz with power, precision and originality. The band is a testament to musicians who play for the love of playing. Each member of the band is a heavy-weight in their own right, motivated by the challenging musical arrangements. They work together in presenting a uniquely demanding body of material that thrills a listening audience while also moving it to dance.

Etched in Stone was released in 2008 and included on the entry-list for the 2009 Grammy nominations in five categories. This CD enjoys a widespread presence on internet radio-platform sites and radio air-play lists.

I Hear Voices Credits

Track Listing: I Wish/Superstition: Composed by Stevie Wonder. Arranged by Joey Berkley Star: Composed/Arranged by Joey Berkley c 2011 Mouthpiecemusic BMI

Personnel: Lead Vocals: Tabitha Fair (Superstition); Beverly Crosby (Star); John James (I Wish) Background Vocals (Star): Members of the Fox Lane HS Choral Program, Edward Reisert dir; Shelby Amato; Kyra Berger; Christina Breighner; Ashley Dassa; Nicole Gelfand; Samantha Reig; Ursula Seymour; Sara Snadowsky; Jessica Strongwater; Beverly Tai; Leigh Tooker Additional BG vocals (Star): Clint de Ganon

Joey Berkley: Tenor Sax; Bill Harris: Alto Sax; Tony Kadleck: Trumpet; Brian Pareschi: Trumpet; Matt McDonald: Trombone; John Tropea: Guitar; Ted Kooshian: Keyboards; Chris Palmaro: Hammond B3; Seth Glassman: Bass; Chris Parker: Drums.


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