18 October 2014
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  • 2011

    The birth of Parafunk

    Parafunk first came to being in 2011, drawn together by a common passion for black music. They got to work selecting, studying, preparing and interpreting funk and soul music from the 70s. Something that has always characterised Parafunk are their funky rearrangements of classic tracks from other genres; Smoke on the Water, Back in Black, Dancing in the Dark, Whole Lotta Love, We Will Rock You and Walking on the Moon all widely acclaimed, some even being picked up and played on national radio.

  • February 2013

    First Thing

    In February of 2013, Parafunk self produce and record a five track promo CD called FIRST THING.

  • May 2013

    Capitalent Finalists

    In May 2013, Parafunk are one of the 16 bands selected from 3000 to take part in the CAPITALENT competition run by RADIO CAPITAL; a competition aimed at showcasing the best cover groups in Italy, and have their music heard throughout the country. After a series of rounds of voting by the public, Parafunk make it through to the final as hot favourites, playing live at the MUSIC ITALY SHOW in Bologna. Although not winning the competition, they make an impression and have the honour of being played by DJ Massimo Oldani (expert and specialist in black music) on his show THE VIBE.

  • October 2014

    Ancestral

    October 2014 represents the culmulation of all the study, sweat, blood and tears. Investing all the earnings of the group from the many live shows, Parafunk have self-financed their own creativity. After months of composition, preparation and recording, an album of 11 original tracks is now ready. Ancestral is a step up for Parafunk, a jump in quality. We hope you like it...

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Ancestral Teaser

A sneak preview of the album...

Parafunk Version

Dancing in the Dark

Parafunk for Radio Capital

Live @ Music Italy Show 2013

Behind the scenes...

The Making of Dancing in the Dark

Parafunk live mix

Parafunk live at Babalula, Crema

Music

First Thing

February 2013

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Ancestral

October 2014

Photo

Recording First Thing

February 2013

Parafunk Interview

March 2014

Noteverde

Luglio 2014

Musicians

Carlo Manzo

Voice

Ruggero Sandre

Guitar

Gianluigi Capellani

Bass

Pierluigi Magliano

Keyboards

Vincenzo Turco

Percussion

Matthew Mee

Trumpet

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