PHAT STRUT

Funk, Jazz (CH)

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Patricia Domond – Voice
Laurent Schafter – Bass, arrangements
Bertrand Gallaz – Guitar, compositions
Thierry Choinard – Drums, arrangements
Giuseppe Germano – Hammond B3 Organ


PHAT STRUT

Drummer Thierry Choinard met with bass player Laurent Schaffter in Los Angeles, in 1995, which led them to play as a combo in different Soul Funk and RnB projects. Bertrand Gallaz joined the combo in 1998 in Switzerland to found their first project, Fool Groove, focused on playing The Meters’ repertoire, in local festivals and venues. Bertrand was already an established and recognized guitar player of the local scene – and to some extend international scene – especially in Jazz and Funk. He had already several CDs out featuring well-known artists such as Jean- Paul Bourelly or Ronald Shannon Jackson (Decoding Society, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler)

In 2008, the three musicians decided to create their own music. PHAT STRUT was founded. Meanwhile organist / keyboardist Giuseppe Germano joined the band and a first repertoire of pure instrumental Funk was born.
The band recorded its first CD in 2011 and started to play festivals and venues around the French part of Switzerland.

The guys knew they wanted to add some great soulful and funky lead vocals at some points.
Since 2008, PHAT STRUT has been collaborating with several gifted soulful artists from the USA or Switzerland who always had captivating voices and strong energy.

Seyiah joined PHAT STRUT early 2020. Caribbean native, Seyiah has lived, performed and toured in Australia, New-Zealand and France. Her vocals abilities, powerful energy and positive charisma make her a phenomenal performer to see on stage.

PHAT STRUT has released 4 CDs, including one recorded live in Austin, TX. Several singles and the latest CD « Funky Confessions » are available on all main digital platforms for download or streaming.

All studio recordings were recorded live, meaning all instruments were recorded together at the same time with no over-dubs or re-recording what so ever. Each track is a lively authentic capture of the band moment, in the same way The Meters recorded their music. All organic and live.

Since PHAT STRUT started, the band had the great honor to receive appreciation from people everywhere it performed as well as from some established and legend Funk or Jazz artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, Leo Nocentelli (The Meters). and Shane Theriot.

We look forward to playing our music for more and more people and provide a great time to everyone.


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