The Band

Rachel Sierra is half of the fearsome front-femmes for Funk Fatale. From the time she was 13, Rachel has been either the front woman of a band (Rock, Soul, Reggae, Funk, R&B, Folk, Country) or accompanying herself on piano or guitar, performing solo. After enrolling in the Recording Artist program at Musicians institute, Hollywood in 2004, she was recruited and toured the U.S. and internationally for 4 years as lead back up singer to Tre Harsdon of the legendary Los Angeles based hip-hop group Pharcyde. Rachel has toured with acts such as Michael Franti & Spearhead, Talib Kweli, Damien and Ziggy Marley, the Wailers, and with her Solo projects opened for acts such as Coco Montoya and Charlie Muscle White. Rachel has been signed to 3 independent labels in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA; written, produced and recorded two full length albums in the R&B/POP/SOUL genre and co-written and performed 3 contemporary Country hits that topped the national radio charts for 2 years in a row.

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Jessica Adlawan is the other half of the fearsome femme-force of Funk Fatale. Her tone, her range, and her power set Jess apart from the legion of cover-women. While you may not have heard of her before Funk Fatale, she's surely leave you wanting to hear more.

Jess grew up singing and performing in local competitions and musical theater programs all over the Bay Area. She was a Soprano section leader for the Acapella choir at Vintage High School in Napa and also led the women’s Octet group. She competed in a Nationwide high school vocal competition in Virginia being in the top 5 slots.

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Andros Howes... provides the feverishly funky bottom end bass grooves. Andros hails from South Caroline where he lit up stages on both the bass and the trombone. He's toured South America, Europe, and the States on both instruments and has been getting funky for the past 10 years here in Sonoma with the Black Sheep Brass Band, Loosely Covered, Burnside, and of course, Funk Fatale. He brings the thump!

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Matt Piazza brings the jazz, R&B and blues to the funk grooves of Funk Fatale. Mixing it up between piano, electric Rhodes, clavinet, and B3 style organ. He spent 8 years on the road touring with Colorado based hip hop group Yo Flaco! in the early 2000s which lead to an AMA nomination and a featured article in Rolling Stone Magazine.

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Based in the SF Bay Area, drummer Todd Tribble has performed live or recorded with a number of internationally recognized artists from a variety of genres; such as Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Bill Champlain, Steve Morse, Tom Scott, Tony Levin, Dave Koz, Billy Valentine, Lamont Dozier, Arturo Sandoval, Walfredo de los Reyes Sr, Trini Lopez, Claire Fisher, Eric Reed, Teddy Edwards, Pete Cristlieb, Shelly Berg, Frank Martin, Gordon Goodwin, Lorn Leber and Jeff Watson.

Todd frequently performs with several Bay Area groups to include Funk Fatale, the Jeff Watson Band, Retro Infusion, the Deborah Winters Quintet, the Star Dusters Orchestra, the Big Easy Big Band, and he is the leader of SIDEMEN (Summit Records recording artists)

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Graham Edwards has been slinging his axe in gigging bands for the past 20 years. He currently plays the "Billy Gibbons" role in the Bay Area's premiere tribute to ZZ Top, SleaZZy Top. He's also the lead guitarist for the North Bay's loosest cover act, Loosely Covered, serving up the sounds that make the wine go down smoother, faster, and tastier.

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Steve Steinberg has performed and recorded with his Sax throughout the SF Bay Area and Southern California at many top venues, festivals and clubs with a variety of jazz, R&B, and popular performers, such as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Narada Michael Walden, MC Hammer, Tony Lindsay, Jamie Cullum, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, and many others.  As a composer, arranger and performer, his work has been featured on commercials, film scores and CDs, including his own jazz release, “Minor Excursions.”  Steve has performed for Broadway SF’s productions of Tina, MJ: The Musical, and Beetlejuice.  Steve can be heard regularly with bands throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Pride and Joy, The Soul Section, Notorious, All Star Jukebox, the Sidemen, and Funk Fatale!

 

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The Gogo Golightly Dancing Girls bring the energy, the look, and the party to any event. They dress to fit the occasion and in addition to getting people on the dance floor, they are available to assist with other event coordination activities.