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TODDE FUNK AND EGYPT SPEAKS CONCERT
December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
see url Area community concert unlike you’ve ever seen mixed with 2 different styles but with all the same message you’ll enjoy praise and worship to start the night off followed by Egypt Speaks a well known spoken word / rap artist that spins words that are deep but yet make you want more of what she says. Very captivating! To end this grand event is some bass funk for all you Groovers out there. ToddEFunk Who is the current touring bass player for none other than Toby Mac for the last 20 plus years. Will bring high energy bass licks and tricks to the stage You’ll be amazed by all 2 artists and very glad you came Donations at the door. Refreshments will be offered and doors open at 7 pm. Sat Dec 16th. @ Trinity Friends Church 605 N Franklin St Concert Info Contact. Doug 567-259-9671.
Toddefunk is an American singer/songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumental brain child. An already accomplished musician, his music mixes Funk, Rock, R&B, Soul and Pop– his fresh sound is what his loyal fans expect and he’ll bring.
“Toddefunk is a complete musician. Playing bass is only part of what he does. If you want your music to feel good, he’s the one to call. He’s been in TobyMac’s band for over 16 years. TobyMac knows what’s going on.”
~Victor Wooten, (Five-time Grammy Award Winner)
“Toddefunk is one of the funkiest bass players I’ve ever heard, and has a style of his own that’s undeniable. I first learned of Toddefunk’s bass playing while watching the Gospel Music Channel network as TobyMac’s Alive & Transported DVD was playing, since then I was hooked on his bass playing and was inspired to be the bass player that I am today. Keep inspiring! Toddefunk forever.”
~ Jamareo Artis (Bruno Mars)
Toddefunk, the newest artist on the The Professional Group’s roster recently inked a distribution deal with Caroline/ILS/Universal Music Group and is about to drop his latest single, “NewCity!” much to the anticipation of his growing fan base. You’ve most likely seen him bringing the bass alive for TobyMac & DiverseCity over the past 16 years. His magnet like energetic stage presence and dynamic bass playing keep you wanting more and that’s exactly what he’ll be delivering.
Playing the bass from an early age, Toddefunk has found his own unique style where he’s emerged to the professional level as a bassist in his own right catching the eye of master luthier, Marco Cortes of Marco Bass Guitars, who is now developing the anticipated Toddefunk signature Jazz Bass.
Toddefunk is rooted in his style with influences from the flamboyant freaked out funk of Bootsy Collins, the socially conscious funky R&B of Sly and the Family Stone, and musical artistry of Prince.
He considers bass players such as Jamareo Artis (Bruno Mars), Tony Russell (Kendrick Lemar), Ethan Farmer (Lionel Richie), Eric Smith (Justin Timberlake), and Victor Wooten, friends and contemporaries who challenge and aspire him to pursue greatness not only as a bassist, but musician and entrepreneur.
“You can’t fake soul, you’ve either found it or you haven’t. Whether you are listening to Todde’s funk-filled basslines, or just enjoying some easy conversation with him, one thing is clear…you are listening to a man who has found his. Todde is a deeply soulful funkster who combines his musicality with a profound love for people, and uses it to speak love in everything he does….and what he ‘does’ is F U N K Y!!!”
~Matthew Melton (Chris Tomlin Band)
Toddefunk never loses sight of the Creator and his essential source of truth; this beautiful believer brings lyrically encouraging and an eclectic style that challenges some of today’s worldviews. His transparency will keep you grooving to a funky beat and coming back for more.
That is a question that I have been trying to answer for a very long time. How do I identify myself as a person, as an artist, as a human being?
To an…swer, then, who I am as a person, I could always give the biographical facts. Things like I was born in Euclid, Ohio and lived in Providence, Rhode Island for a time when I was small and then returned to Ohio. I could explain that throughout grade school I was bullied for just about anything imaginable and that my self-confidence and self-esteem was greatly diminished in that time. I loved music, but the art of poetry drew me in at a young age. I could say that I began my artistry at the age of seven and started traveling around that time as well. I could say that I have been blessed to be able to tour and to speak to generations since, but that would not help you understand who I am.
To give an overview of who I am as an artist, I could show you that I am a spoken word artist. I could always tell you who I have shared the stage with; bands like Switchfoot, Mandisa, Levi the Poet, and TobyMac would make that list. I could tell you that I am ranked second in the country and third in the world in what I do. Between the time I was ten and sixteen I had fulfilled every bucket list item I could think of; I have had the honor of sharing my story with youth both my age and those of just about every other generation. None of these things, however would answer your original question. None of that will help you understand who I am and why I do what I do.Who I am as a human, however, will help you understand where I find my identity. I am just a person who has been labeled by so many different things that for awhile I never could figure out who I was. When someone would pose the question that heads the top of this biography, I would never know how to answer.
I share my story because I can personally attest to the fact that your story holds power. Throughout my time as an artist I have seen the power of God in stories. My mission is to show anyone looking for answers to their purpose that they are loved, that they are cherished, and that they are kept. Simply put, I am simply a perfectly broken person who serves a perfectly whole God.”