Take A Seat / Fix / Can’t Think
A cross blend of funk, pop and hip-hop, 2nd Son Of Funk dish out songs that sound like a mutation between Jamiroquai, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Sublime and OPM – pop songs with funk edges and laid back vibes.
Settling somewhere between rap, scat and singing – vocalist Neil is all over TAKE A SEAT, veering between chilled out melodies, growling voodoo gruffness and freestyle scats. The sparse acoustic guitars and simple drum beats give 2nd Son Of Funk something of a lo-fi feel, similar to what G Love and Special Sauce where doing ten years ago. FIX is a more busy mix, the acoustics joined by the kind of meaty funk rock bass lines that would make Flea jealous – while the song revolves around chaotic vocal chants and another rap/scat/sung performance that this time sounds like Anthony Kiedis cross bred with Beck.
CAN’T THINK injects a slight ska edge to proceedings,a song built around brisk acoustic guitar strums and bustling drum beats. Related to ska punks Sublime in its chilled out beach bum vibes and lyrical concerns about getting “high every day”, a low key feel-good song that brings up images of sunny beaches and long hot nights.
2nd Son Of Funk make feelgood pop music thats spiked with a funky edge, songs that bring that sundrenched summer vibe to the coldest of days. These are three songs that while maybe a little ramshackle and chaotic in places, have a spirit and energy to them thats infectious, announcing 2nd Son Of Funk as a band worth looking into.
2nd Son Of Funk are a band with enough funk to bake the tastiest funk pie. They play funk, eat funk and shit funk all day long. In other words they are funk!
Formed in august 2004 comprising of Neil (vocals), Mark (guitar), Steve (drums) and Jim (bass). It was an immediate gelling of 4 talented musicians who pull out some of the funkiest grooves to make a funk explosion. Funk isn’t a formula it’s a feeling!
Take A Seat
Sublime>Second Hand Smoke (1999>MCA)
G Love And Special Sauce>Coast To Coast Motel (1995>Epic)
Scott 4>Works Project (2000>V2)
Mike Bond - UKmusicsearch 2005