Rock Candy Funk Party Will Release Their Debut Jazz-Funk Album We Want Groove on January 29, Featuring Guitar Legend Joe Bonamassa, Tal Bergman, Mike Merritt, Ron DeJesus and Renato Neto

Los Angeles, January 4, 2013: With its reboot of classic ’70s /‘80s jazz-funk, Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) delivers a sound that’s as celebratory as the name suggests.  The group is powered by a lineup of world renowned players—album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), Mike Merritt (bass) and Renato Neto (keys)—who came together for the sheer fun of making music, and a mutual love of genre-blurring grooves. RCFP’s first album We Want Groove is due out in January 29, 2013 on J&R Adventures, the independent label founded by Bonamassa and his longtime manager, Roy Weisman. Fans can pre-order the album here:  and get their first taste of it with a free download of the single “Octopus-e” here:

The album features nine tracks—eight originals and one cover—full of space and texture, that mash up funk, jazz, and rock with virtuoso musicianship.  It includes a DVD with a making-of featurette, two in-the-studio featurettes and the official music video for “Octopus-e.” While the album is instrumental, the interplay between RCFP’s members—whose collective credits include Joe Zawinul, Hugh Masekela, Prince, LL Cool J, Ruth Brown, Chaka Khan, Simples Minds, Billy Idol, Tito Puente, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Levon Helm, Conan O’Brien, Luther Vandross, Sheila E. and many more—is a riveting conversation all its own.  “It really was the definition of collaboration, one of those records where you want to bottle the vibe and save it for all albums,” says Bonamassa.


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