THE FUNKY DRIVE BAND
Originally from Lyon, France, the group was created in 2008 by Kâshif Kroche and Bumpy T.T. and they quickly recruited the other members, to form The Funky Drive Band. In 2011 they released their first album Dance Or Die, on their imprint label R.$.J.Recordz; the album ended up having some success in California, in particular thanks to the single “Funky Drive’z Me Crazy”, which enabled them to go on a small Cali Tour (I Am The Funk Festival), organized by the almighty Orange County Crew Funk Freaks. The group focused their effort on stage performances for a few years, doing several concerts, mainly in their city, and also performed alongside the Italo-Funk Legendary Singer Ago in 2015. They also were the opening acts for staple artists such as BB&Q Band, Junior Giscombe, Heather Haywood (The Cool Notes), Carmen, just to name a few.
n 2016 they released their EP French Kiss’ Craziness on their new label Boogie Foxx Records & Tapes, specializing in Modern Funk.. That same year their 7′ Move Your Feet / Drive Me Crazy (Amadeo85 Remix) was released on Happy Milf Records. The next year, they participated on the Funk Freaks – Street Funk 7′ Series, via Funk Freaks Records, with Shake Your Body (taken from their next album Partners In Crime). In 2019, they released a “Halloween Special” 7′ “Boogie Man” (with a comic book insert)) and in 2020 they released a 12’ single; “Lost Generation”/”She’s On My Mind”, 2 songs unavailable on vinyl previously.
The Funky Drive Band are: Bumpy T.T. (Vocal / Song Writer), Hadia (Vocal / Song Writer), Kongbo Godogo (Vocal), Omar (Bass), Azzdeen (Guitar), Kâshif Kroche (Synth / Percussion / Song Writer / Composer), Jenny Lord (Synth / Composer), Alan Push (Synth / Composer), Tams (Sax / Flute).
They are currently preparing their second album Partners In Crime, which will be produced by Kâshif Kroche.
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