World Premiere: Amp Fiddler and Tomás Doncker look for a "Change"

(September 18, 2020) Amp Fiddler and Tomas Doncker know the way of The One. In other words, Fiddler and Doncker are both Funk Men. Detroiter Fiddler spent more than a decade as keyboardist for Parliament-Funkadelic prior to embarking on his own career. A keyboardist who sat in the chair once occupied by Bernie Worrell definitely brings something to the table.

Guitarist Doncker is a native New Yorker and his musical repertoire fits an artist reared in an international city. He is known as  a Global Soul pioneer and founder of the NYC punk-funk scene. Doncker  encompasses funk, of course, but also rock, country, jazz with elements of African, Latin and a bit of spoken word to boot.

Doncker and Fiddler collaborated prior to their remaking of Doncker’s song “Change.” “Change: The AMPlified Soul Remix” is a freestanding release that should please fans of both artists.

(September 18, 2020) Amp Fiddler and Tomas Doncker know the way of The One. In other words, Fiddler and Doncker are both Funk Men. Detroiter Fiddler spent more than a decade as keyboardist for Parliament-Funkadelic prior to embarking on his own career. A keyboardist who sat in the chair once occupied by Bernie Worrell definitely brings something to the table.

Guitarist Doncker is a native New Yorker and his musical repertoire fits an artist reared in an international city. He is known as  a Global Soul pioneer and founder of the NYC punk-funk scene. Doncker  encompasses funk, of course, but also rock, country, jazz with elements of African, Latin and a bit of spoken word to boot.

Doncker and Fiddler collaborated prior to their remaking of Doncker’s song “Change.” “Change: The AMPlified Soul Remix” is a freestanding release that should please fans of both artists.

Doncker notes the original version of “Change” had a more of a Wilson Pickett Memphis soul sound. The Fiddler produced version occupies the same geographical ground, but Amp and Tomas get move the time machine forward about a decade to the churchified soul and funk of Al Green and Hi records. Fiddler is really working on that electric organ and the two vocalists take listeners to church as they harmonize and engage in gospel influenced vocalize on a tune with a theme that is fitting for our uncertain times. Check out the World Premiere of “Change” here.

By Howard Dukes

World Premiere
Amp Fiddler and Tomas Doncker
“Change: AMPlified Soul Remix”

 
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