Louisiana, United States
Dance Pop / Urban
Greg "Groovy" B
Greg B and the Fonkmasters are award-winning innovators of funkafied urban contemporary music with dance/pop sensibilities. Gregory J. Bennett aka Greg B, founder and creative force behind Fonkmasters, surrounded himself with some talented vocalists to record and help bring his special brand of urban contemporary and dance/pop to the masses. Among some of Gregory’s most recent accomplishments, having a positive impact in this ever-changing entertainment industry have been the primary focus. Greg B & The Fonkmasters entry into the mobile music industry has been successful quite successful, as they were able to secure licensing deals with various mobile entertainment companies. Some of Greg B instrumental tracks have been licensed to cable TV programming(most recently VH-1, MTV, The E Channel, The Food Network and HGTV), music-on-hold applications and mobile games. His music can also be heard on the soundtrack of the highly anticipated film, ‘Cain and Abel’ of Mercury Rising Films premiering later this year. Gregory received the Listen and Exchange Award for being one of the Top 10 indie producers in 2003.
After performing and touring with Chaka Khan as an opening act from the late 70’s to the early 80’s and currently as a composer/producer, Gregory has taken everything from dance to pop, from Jazz to hiphop and melded all of these genres into a delightful synthesis of sensuous, seductive and provocative urban music gumbo.
Some of my early influences included; James Brown, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.