A seven-member band formed in mid-2022 and, in effect, born seven decades after the birth of funk and their fun namesake of sorts, Uncle Bob’s Funky Seven Club is merrily comprised by musical director-bassist Francis De Veyra, vocalists Pael Gutierrez, Zsaris Mendioro and Faye Yupano, guitarist Gabe, saxophonist-flautist Nicole Tejedor-Reluya and drummer John Reluya.
Eclectic in at least seven ways, Uncle Bob’s Funky Seven Club cast a wide net in terms of geographic origin, skill, talent, experience, taste, influences and acumen, but are united in aiming to translate their joyful jams into an enriching experience for every listener. In essence, they collectively embody that the word funky is actually shorthand for Fun is the key.
“Pasabay” is a great place to start in terms of digging this big band, which has been making the rounds of many mega Manila bars in the last several months. The fresh ditty is a gently funky number that might remind elder listeners of a classic age in original Pinoy music while also sounding as unmistakably fresh as anything cooked up just a while back. And the lovely tune is a fine example of how smooth and seamless the band’s dynamic is, of how a gang of many members—with three vocalists at that—and many personal faves and roles can fuse and dissolve into the singular experience of finely crafted music.
On May 27, Uncle Bob’s Funky Seven is releasing their Ennuh Tiu-directed music video for the song at The ‘70s Bistro featuring Leanne & Naara, 10 a.m. Departure, and Oh, Flamingo!
As it stands, “Pasabay” is thematically and musically Uncle Bob’s Funky Seven Club’s way of inviting and enticing listeners far and wide to tune in, sing and dance along while yearning and aiming for an era and a world that is better, happier and funkier. Give “Pasabay” a listen and funk up your life!
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