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Rise Above

by Funkiphino

The soul infused sounds of this funky horn-blessed band combine the sweet sounds of the seventies with new school writing and production.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rise Above
4:59 $0.99
2. Hold On
5:12 $0.99
3. I'll Be Waiting
4:59 $0.99
4. Look What You're Doin To Me
5:09 $0.99
5. State of Groove
4:12 $0.99
6. Please Don't Give Up On Me
5:49 $0.99
7. Juice
3:15 $0.99
8. World Keeps Spinnin'
6:27 $0.99
9. Move Over
4:31 $0.99
10. It Takes Some Time
4:57 $0.99
11. End of the Day
5:37 $0.99
12. Unchanged
6:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
July 1, 2007 Boulder, CO

Funkiphino Rises to the Occasion with the Release of their new CD, ”Rise Above."

Rise Above, the new CD from Colorado’s Funkiphino, is now available worldwide. This incredible album features 12 brand new songs including “I’ll Be Waiting”, “Hold On” and “Please Don’t Give Up On Me.”

Rise Above is a solid collection of well written songs highlighted by engaging arrangements and state-of-the art production. With this new record, Funkiphino has successfully raised the bar to a level far out of reach for most independent bands with this major-label quality release.

The band teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Matt Sandoski who co-produced the album with Funkiphino keyboard player Chris Fischer. Chris also collaborated with Tower of Power arranger Dave Eskridge to create fantastic horn and string arrangements.

“Rise Above” was recorded in Boulder, Colorado, Los Angeles and at George Lucas' legendary Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. The record was mastered by Grammy winner David Glasser at Air Show Mastering in Boulder, Colorado.

Funkiphino was thrilled to incorporate many friends as guest artists on the new CD including:
Francis "Rocco" Prestia and Doc Kupka of Tower of Power
Jennifer Batten, former guitarist for Michael Jackson
Colorado favorites Hazel Miller and members of Yo Flaco and Soul School
& members of The San Francisco Symphony!

Be sure to pick up your copy of Rise Above today from You can also catch the band performing live all over the Colorado Front Range ripping up dance floors and festivals in equal measure.



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love the music, dislike the vocals
This album is great. The funk is there in the music. The vocalist's style, while an excellent singer, just doesn't mesh too well with funk. Funk is gritty, her vocals are too squeaky clean. It was distracting.

Brian F. Johnson

One of the most professional CDs produced in Colorado!
Funkiphino's newest effort may be one of the most professional CDs produced in Colorado over the last few years. The Boulder-based funk outfit has crafted a near flawless disc that not only showcases their talents, but also gives a nod to their inspirations. This is not an album that should be played on crappy computer speakers. This piece yearns to be played on a big stereo with the listener stuffed into a sofa that will allow them to soak up the sound.

Larry Smith

They just don't make it like this anymore
Awsome! Jenn Butlers vocals are so clear and dead on pitch that you end up listening over and over again, especially on "I'll be waiting". Sadly I understand that she is no longer with the band so this is a rare chance to listen to this outstanding talent. I once heard that Karen Carpenter was always dead on pitch and you never heard her miss a note. I imagine that Jenn has that same gift. The horns sound fantastic bringing back memories of the sound of Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago. The more I listen, the more I like! You just can't find this stuff anymore