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Beat Funktion has a show on 2014-11-23 at 21:00 @ The Baked Potato in Studio City, CA, US www.reverbnation.com/q/5bsakc
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Beat Funktion has a show on 2014-11-22 at 21:00 @ Rockefellas in Corona, CA, US www.reverbnation.com/q/5bngh4
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NEWS! While Beat Funktion currently cruises through Colorado, their 'Mandy's Secret'-album climbs the Canadian charts all the way to #4! Don't miss Beat Funktion as they hit Aspen on Thursday the 20th at the Belly Up!

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' is back up at #3 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart, competing with Impulse artists Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden and Jim Hall, as well as Blue Note-artist Jason Moran! Watch out, the funky Swedes are coming! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beat FunktionThis band is on its way. See you soon the the U.S. of A, guys!1 week ago   ·  1

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NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' keeps climbing on the JazzWeek chart, currently at #34 out of 50! Good times!

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NEW VIDEO! Get some more live funk from Beat Funktion's release concert as they go for the slow cooking groove of "Port Arthur", a track off their brand new album "Mandy's Secret". Daniel Lantz treats us to some cool synthesizer sounds! Please share!

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"PORT ARTHUR" : Live At Hijazz 2014 Recorded live at Hijazz September 30 2014. Director of Photography and Editing : ANTONIO GIACOPO (CROM MEDIA) Sound recor...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
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Hi Venues and Beat Funktion fans.

We have just learned that the issuance of the final Visas for the band will be delayed. ISIS threats, elevated security alerts, Ebola and a computer system down at INS all contributed to the delay, which is totally out of our control.

We are deeply sorry that we will miss the first week of the tour. Venues and radio stations have been contacted.

The Visas to be issued are for a year so the band will reschedule and expects to return to the States after this tour in the spring. Hopefully, all willing, we will be able to play the dates cancelled.

The band is also being romanced by a major jazz label and things really look promising. Again, we apologize 1000 x for the burden and inconvenience this will cause to the venues, radio stations and fans.

Beat Funktion Management

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Steve Eggleston, Esq., aka The Eggman
Vegas Office: +1 702-998-7364
Mobile: +1 702-772-3286
Email: Steve@EggmanGlobal.com
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NEW VIDEO! Wow, watch BF on their 'Mandy's Secret' release concert in Sweden when they are having a go at their hit song "The Plunge" from their 2010 debut-album. Cool solos by everyone, with guest performances by guitarist Jonas Isaksson and percussionist Simon Monserrat! Get groovy! And please share!

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"THE PLUNGE" : Live At Hijazz 2014 Recorded live at Hijazz September 30 2014. Director of Photography and Editing : ANTONIO GIACOPO (CROM MEDIA) Sound record...

NEWS! 'Mandy's Secret' climbs back up to #5 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz charts and continues to rise on the Roots Music Report to #34!

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NEW VIDEO! Watch "Revealing Mandy's Secret", a 25-minute behind-the-scenes look into the making of Beat Funktion's fourth album "Mandy's Secret"! Daniel Lantz shares his insight into the work on the compositions, the music videos, the mixing and the recordings for this chart-topping album. Please share!

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"REVEALING MANDY'S SECRET" : A Behind The Scenes Documentary Concept, direction and editing : FOLKE LANTZ Director of Photography : DANIEL LANTZ, LARS LINDGR...

NEWS! Swedish jazz E-zine DIG Jazz reviews 'Mandy's Secret':

SMITTANDE, STAMPVÄNLIGT FUNKGUNG
Beat Funktion
Mandy´s Secret
(DO Music/Plugged Music)

Beat Funktion, svensk jazzfunk sextett som rönt framgång runt om i världen. Som mest kanske i USA där redan debutalbumet som kom för cirka fyra år sedan, The Plunge, mottogs med förtjusning. Och det andra, Moon Town, låg hela femton veckor på amerikanska radiolistor.

Nu deras 4:e cd, Mandy´s Secret, innehållande tio kompositioner skrivna av klaviaturist Daniel Lantz. Förutom Lantz keyboard spelar Karl Olandersson trumpet Olle Thunström tenorsax, Johan Öljén gitarr, Pal Johnson elbas och Jon Eriksson trummor. Dessutom tillkommer gäster i några av spåren, Ola Bothzen och Folke Lantz div. percussions och Mats Björke ljudeffekter, som förstärker det sprudlande funk idiomet.

Musiken precis som föregående skivor med den så ”stampvänligt” smittande funkgunget i samtliga spår. Från inledande I Am the Summer till och med sista tonen i Rundfunk. Enformigt måhända med hela 60 minuter likartat upprepande funk ös chorus efter chorus hela skivan genom. Variation finns dock genom skickligt solospel. Främst då Karl Olandersson med alltid kreativt skapande trumpetspel och Olle Thunströms manhaftigt spelade tenorsaxofon. Och så finns en tjusig ballad instucken, Are We Done? Med funkgunget bevarat i långsamt tempo."

- Thord Ehnberg
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Beat FunktionENGLISH TRANSLATION: "Beat Funktion, Swedish jazz funk sextet who's enjoyed success around the world. Maybe the most in the US where their debut album, which came about four years ago, The Plunge, was received with delight. And secondly, Moon Town, staying for fifteen weeks on the US radio charts . Now we have their fourth CD Mandy's Secret, containing ten compositions written by keyboardist Daniel Lantz. In addition to Lantz playing keyboards, we hear Karl Olandersson, trumpet, Olle Thunström, tenor sax, Johan Öljen, guitar, on electric bass Pal Johnson and Jon Eriksson on drums. In addition to these we hear guests in some of the tracks, Ola Bothzen and Folke Lantz on miscellaneous percussion and Mats Björke on sound effects, which reinforce the exuberant funk idiom. The music is just like previous discs filled with "toe-tapping-friendly " infectious funk get-into-the-groove of all grooves. From the opening I Am the Summer until the last note of the Rundfunk. Monotonous perhaps with as much as 60 minutes similarly repeating funk grooves chorus after chorus the whole disc through. Variation is there, however, by skillful solo playing. Mainly with Karl Olandersson's always creative trumpet playing and Olle Thunström's masculine tenor saxophone. And then there's a nifty ballad inserted, Are We Done?, with the groovy funk preserved in a slow tempo. - Thord Ehnberg"3 weeks ago   ·  1

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