Cut The Funk are an original Jazz Funk / Soul / R&B band consisting of five professional musicians all based in Kent UK. Between them they have worked with a wide variety of artists from Ernest Ranglin to Madeline Bell. Cut The Funk was born due to the fact the musicians in it wanted their own space to create original music and put a different perspective on some early funky hits. Every show is different and unique as Cut The Funk never play the same way twice.
So who’s playing
Paul Jobson - Keyboards / Vocals:
Since the age of sixteen, Paul has toured extensively across the UK and Europe. He has backed Chaka Khan (who described Paul as “A prodigy”), Madeline Bell, Linda Lewis, Hamish Stuart, Omar, Root Jackson, Joss Stone, Leburn and many other contemporaries. Paul continues a busy schedule with Boney M, Geoff Achison, Station House, 3rd Degree Leburn, Scott Brunger Band, Nigel Bagge, Blues Of Cain and Simon Foster.
Paul is endorsed by Roland Keyboards.
Dudley Ross - Guitar:
Dudley has had many years performing and composing for TV, cinema, musicals, touring with bands and playing on sessions for many acts and producers such as the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen), Geno Washington and Jezz Wetherall (TV and show composer/director).
Dudley is currently performing with Sizen, THE Gr8 EIGHT and The Mavericks Blues Band as well as being the guitarist of choice to stand in at the last minute for guitarists in many other successful bands.
Dudley is endorsed by Vigier Guitars
Tony Rico - Saxophone / Flute / Vocals:
Tony Rico is a busy, well known session saxophonist who has enjoyed 20 years in the music industry so far and has earned the respect of many music icons. At the age of 36 he has recorded and toured in over 36 countries with such artists such as Ernest Ranglin, Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Bad Manners, Dawn Penn, Liane Carroll, Seweto Kinch, Pete Brown, Amy Winehouse, Bitty Mclean, Postman Pat and many more.
Tony is endorsed by Ska Saxophones.
Joe Sam - Bass:
Playing music since the age of two, Joe started on drums and at the age of ten appeared on the BBC children's show "Why Don't You" with his band "Blue Memphis". At twenty-two, Joe beat hundreds of young bass players from across the world to gain a full scholarship to London's Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).
Joe has since played with some astonishing musicians including Jamie Woon, "Jamiroquai", Sophie Barker (07), Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Jan Ozveren (Corrine Bailey Rae, Trilok Gurtu) and Pete Ray Biggin (Mark Ronson, Level 42, Incognito) and recently featured alongside Pete and Robin on the debut album by "Ella Chi".
John Sam - Drums:
John has been playing and studying drums since the age of 4 and has built up a wealth of experience performing and recording in most styles from early beginnings in rock and funk, through to latin, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and fusion.
John has worked with many bands and artists over the years including Sophie Barker (07), Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Jan Ozveren, (Corin Bailey Ray,) and supported Krs1, and Raekwon (Wu Tang). John is also currently working with The Modernists, Elia Ruli, and Terence Collie.