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The Funktastic Players releases “Daydreaming”

Overall Impression: The Funktastic Players’ jazzy song “Daydreaming” wholeheartedly lives up to its’ name. From the first melody, you feel as if you are consciously floating through a dream and can’t help to sway at least a little bit. The saxophone adds an element of smokiness while the drums keep a consistent beat throughout. There are parts of the song (especially around 3:20) where the Funktastic Players take the listener on a mysterious journey, leading the audience wondering what is going to come next, and then it finishes strongly.

Strongest Point(s): Daydreaming is extremely smooth from start to finish and each instrument compliments one another well. The Funktastic Players’ talents shine brightly from start to finish.

Other areas of interest: With the slight sound of vocals counting out the beat in the background, I was waiting for a Funktastic Player to start singing. It would be interesting to hear this with a few lyrics (although not necessary), or no vocals at all.

Target Audience Appeal: Daydreaming can be perfectly paired with any dinner, midday work session, or just winding down and hanging out. For anyone looking for a relaxing track to soulfully enhance any situation, this one is for you.  

Artist target suggestions: Boney James, Gerald Albright, Brian Culbertson

What makes the Funktastic Players different from other bands?

“The Funktastic Players is my brain child but I’m not a musician in the traditional sense. I started out as an MC/DJ during the Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash era. I spent a great deal of my early years producing rap acts and like all produces from that era I sampled soul, jazz and funk records from the 70s. But, unlike other produces from that era I evolved. I wanted to re-create my own soul music not just sample it. Fast forward many years later and I found myself finally free to do the music I wanted to do the way I wanted to do it. Having worked in the industry my entire adult life for various independent record labels I came to understand this one simple truth “brand before band”! I’m trying to build a brand and a catalog of tunes that people know, respect and pay top dollar to see performed. That takes time and investment. We released our first CD, Generations, six years ago and we’re still building our brand and adding fans nationally and internationally. We thank all of you who have stumbled upon us and become fans”.

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“I Wanna Feel Your Body” is Heidi Tann’s Latest Ode to Jazz

Heidi Tann was born and raised in the Philippines. She has been performing in luxurious hotels and clubs all over Southeast Asia since the ‘90’s till early 2000. She drew inspiration from artists like Anita Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Vanessa Williams and Patti Austin throughout most of her musical career. Since then, Heidi Tann has cultivated her own niche in the R&B and jazz, pop standard genre She released her first EP, “Here Is Where We Meet” in 2019 and her first single, “My Favorite Things,” an enlivened rendition of the classic tune from The Sound of Music

“I Wanna Feel Your Body” opens with a kick, giving the listener a rich, soulful, and impactful impression of the songstress. Combining harmonious melodies of piano, saxophone, bass and drums “I Wanna Feel Your Body” opens boldly, honing in on the songstress’s ode and sentimentality to earlier jazz and R&B songstresses. 

The chorus solidifies the song’s impressionable entrance; Heidi Tann elevates her ballad through a smooth sensuality shadowed by saxophone tones. Her vocals shine in this latest single, moving to falsettos that cement her layered vocal performance and ends enigmatically, steeped by a percussive fadeaway. 

” I Wanna Feel Your Body is both similar and different to anything I’ve ever released before. I wanted to dedicate a piece to one of my favorite genres ever, Jazz. This is essentially a love letter to the kind of music I truly love”, a song that talks about being with someone you truly care about, a very intimate song”. Heidi Tann

Amid a changing musical landscape, Heidi Tann remains true to her roots of jazz and robots is her most dynamic body of work yet. Here, she carries an ambiance of soulfulness and sensuality through her vocals and varied musical arrangements.

“I Wanna Feel Your Body” was written and composed by Allan Bradley Licht, music produced and sound engineered by Grammy winner sound engineer and keyboard player, Pete Tokar.  The other featured artists are Tomoka Nomura-Jarvis on the saxophone and Maria Jacobs on background vocals. The track was remastered by DCAT Music Co.

The anticipated single will be available on her website at www.heiditannmusic.com ,Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Moth99, YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, IHeart and many more. The song was just released this March 4, 2021.