Teddy Presberg is a St. Louis musician with some funk. Not the cheesy type of funk you’d find between your toes, more like the funk you’d find trailing a musician after a 4 hour set.
His music is very reminiscent of The Meters, with a new and creative twist on funk. The retro sounds and tone is along the lines of popular artists such as The Black Keys, MoFro, and Funkadelic. His use of rhodes and organ drew in my attention right away. The experimental passages and tones add a great variety to the music and a fresh approach to musical creation.
“The message is in the music and the performance,” says Presberg. “I composed and sang all of my vocal parts on the fly in one evening. Going with a flow of consciousness, I just delivered a message without thinking, ‘Oh, I better have a chorus to make it come together.’ When rules are broken and fun is had, you get really interesting results.”
His experimentations lend to some really unique musical play, and at HardWiredMedia, we like music without limits!
Teddy is also experimenting in the digital realm by starting his own “Teddy Presberg Music Club.” I highly recommend contributing to local artists, so please take some time and drop a dime Teddy’s way. If he meets his goal, he will be keeping the music fresh and posting new music monthly.
The Teddy Presberg Music Club will create and deliver 24 songs over the course of 2012. Members of the club will receive two songs by email every month, a limited edition hard copy album of all the songs, and other goodies (or you can just get the CD at the $10 level).
You can check out one of his tracks below entitled “El Fin” from his Apocalypse Yesterday album.
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