FUNKYLB is a Philly-based ASCAP member, musician, songwriter and composer who plays bass, guitar, keys and adds vocals in several bands. She writes and records her own music in her small studio (Lady Brown's Child Studios) and composes music for short films and spoken word projects. If you're a filmmaker in need of a score, please CONTACT ME! I offer competitive scoring rates with a swift turnaround time.Find out more about me on my BIO PAGE.
SEPTEMBER 2015: My First Audio Production Video
AVAILABLE NOW: My new Poetry Leaf Series (download poems + original mp3 musical score to accompany them
Collection of multiple poems + mp3 score downloads. New release every 2-3 months. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ACCESS.
NOW AVAILABLE....disc 1 of my Soulful Meditation Series
I invite you listen to Series 1 of mySoulful Meditation Series. I created the series as a 'settling in' soundtrack to my own daily meditation practice. As a neophyte, I find it helps me quiet down and prepare to watch my breath. I hope it soothes you as well.
Any feedback (good, bad or indifferent) you care to share with me personally is also welcome. It all helps me grow. Feel free to email, text, call or FB Message me. As always...this collection of songs was composed, performed, recorded, sequenced, produced and MIXED (this time) by me in my project studio, Lady Brown's Child Studios.
AUGUST 2015: SPOTLIGHT-- work in progress one chick band
So...if you've been following my VIDEOS, you know I'm working out a way to play drums, guitar, keys, bass and provide lead and background vocals all by myself live on stage with the help of a looper and vocal fx processing pedal. Right now I'm focusing on getting a minimalist set-up going to workshop and to hone via open mics. I'll either do open mics with a guitar + looper + vocal fx pedal or with a bass + looper + vocal fx pedal. The goal is, though, to be playing all 4 instruments with my looper and vocal fx pedal for longer live shows. The challenge with choosing bass for these stripped down open mics is getting enough interesting motifs going in my arrangement. That's much easier to make happen with guitar or with keys. I'm going to try to build more chordal stuff into this as I progress on this MJ/Stevie cover for open mics.
JULY 2015: SPOTLIGHT-- work in progress synth track
So, I purchasedRoland's JD-Xi crossover hybrid synth and I'm working on integrating it into my one chick band concept. This will be a mash-up of one of my original songs with James Blake's gorgeous and dystopic sounding Wilhelm Scream.
JULY SPOTLIGHT: FUNKYLB LIVE THROWBACK
FunkyLB live on bass and lead vocals with the band for whom I formerly played bass and sang vocals, The RFB.
MAY 2015: SPOTLIGHT -- SCORES WRITTEN BY FUNKYLB# 1: Alma Machina
PROMO VIDEO for my 3rd single: water breath fire flesh: andante. A before and after video clip of the song as I was working on writing it and then a snippet of how it developed at the recording stage. This single will be available in my STORE on FEBRUARY 1ST.
The first and second tracks (REACH ME and YOU WANT THIS) from my digital ep, WATER. BREATH. FIRE. FLESH. are now both available for download on right here on my website STORE.This ep has been a beast of hard work, setbacks and pure joy. I wrote, performed and recorded every aspect of it on my own in my home studio (Lady Brown’s Child Studios). I've been recording myself and making songs available for download on my various websites for at least 12 years. The stakes are higher for this project because I know so much more about audio production and composition than I did in those early years. The more you know; the more you're aware of how much you DON'T know and the more afraid you are to release personal art into a hyper-critical, bullying from behind faceless computer IP's world.
In any event...as I switched course away from setting aside my own music to work as a 'journeyman' in a few bands over the years, I started to remember how much I love this stuff!!! From researching and purchasing hardware, software and instruments for recording and mixing to figuring out how I'm going to make the songs from this ep come alive onstage with just me by myself playing synths/keys, guitar, drums, bass and singing all parts within the span of single songs with the help of some looping and vocal processing pedals. (Aside: I've got a few LOOP PEDAL videos up that show my process for mapping this out from both a tools and a performance view HERE). Recording this ep and moving in a solo performer direction has been a JOY! I had lost sight of my real purpose for a minute, but The Creator picked me up and turned me around and set me back on my path. Won't He Do It!!! Thank you, Master, for my sensitive soul and for this gift of music that lives in me. Check the promo videos below. Full mixed and mastered mp3s are available now in the FUNKYLB STORE!!!