BIOGRAPHY

fuNKsion - players!
From it's beginning in 2016 we've been proud to boast of our many collective years in Music.
Local Southern California players with a world of experience -

Wayne Marshall  (Guitar)


 

 

Shortly after arriving in California from Montreal Canada,  Wayne found a love for music.   Starting at 10 years old and moving forward still,  Wayne plays with a mind to always be creative, never trying to fit in the old mold of many typical guitar players.  Wayne spent many of his years doing local Orange County gigs with his late wife and singer playing hundreds of events in various sized bands and as a duo.   Wayne produced and arranged a handful of musical projects and CD’s for locals and gigged in a variety of rock, pop and jazz groups and in solo.  After achieving a Music degree with honors,  an even greater honor of his is being the originator of this awesome jazz/fusion group: fuNKsion!

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Mike Licari  (Keyboardist)

 



 

Michael Licari is a four time national EMMY award winning music composer and producer for television. He has been nominated for 13 EMMY awards for his work on “Guiding Light”, “As the World Turns”, “Another World”, and “Sunset Beach” as well as outstanding original song in 1994. He also contributed to two EMMY awards for the show “Santa Barbara” and has many other industry awards including two BMI Awards.
    Other television composer credits include the shows “Delivery Me”, “Raising Sextuplets” as well as many songs placed on “Oprah”, “America’s Most Wanted”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, “16 Kids and Moving In”, “Babies 911” any many others. He also has music placed in feature films such as “The Long Kiss Goodnight”, “W.” and “Charlie Bartlett”
    In recent years Mike has concentrated on music for commercials. Some of his clients include “Sears”, “Bare Minerals”, “Top Flite”, “Bissell”, “Post It”, “3M”, “Jenny Craig”, “Nutrisystem”, “Lexus”, “KitchenAid”, “Roto Zip”, “Cold-Eeze”, “Toyota”, “Wen”, Keurig”, “Scotch Brite”, “George Forman Grill”, “Stanley”, “Black & Decker”, “Good Feet”, “Audible” and “Oreck” to name a few.
    In addition, he has produced four smooth Jazz solo albums “Daydreaming”, “Whale Songs”, “Loon Spirit”, and “Sax By The Sea” He has also produced many albums for Firstcom, Killer Tracks, and Bruton music libraries.

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Dave Goode (Drums)


 

 

 

Born in Seattle WA in 1961, family relocated to Orange County CA. The Obsession with drumming began at 8 years old after watching high school drumline at football games on Friday nights. Later in life while traveling around Europe and UK with family, David witnessed Tommy Aldridge with Black Oak Arkansas live in London and it was all over… Starting out on accordion then trombone then piano David insisted stubbornly that drumming was his passion and his parents bought him his first kit under the arrangement that he would surpass the expectations of his instructors which he did and then some, still obsessed to this moment
First drum lessons with Robert Wrate of West Coast Drum while being on the same drum line from previous at Costa Mesa High School later going with Joe Zawierucha of West Coast Drum to prepare for PIT at Musicians Institute where David graduated a 1 year course winning the best rock drummer of his class award. As time would go on David took private lessons from Rod Morgenstein, Virgil Donati, Bill Ward, Joey Heredia and Jimmy Ford. David is currently listening to as many Gospel drummers as possible for tips on speed, power, musicality and overall groove.
David began with the Drum line at Costa Mesa High School leading to playing parties with the parents of high school buddies then leading to getting into the Orange County cover scene which he does to this day as well as playing Church and a variety of volunteer causes including Recovery and also the military.
His first pro gig was playing double drums alongside Bill Ward of Black Sabbath fame, then playing in the house band at Marquee Club in Garden Grove during the best of times in OC music scene opening for all touring acts all while attending PIT. As time has gone on David played/recorded/ toured with:
Mark St. John (KISS), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Delta Nove, Eric Turner Band, Griff Hamlin Band, Ronny North, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Union Of Saints
David currently plays all over Orange County with main cover band Parkai Moon while playing for a multitude of Churches and is still obsessed with the drums and would classify himself as a rock drummer who loves anything and everything especially if it’s fast, loud, aggressive or emotional.

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Kevin Fincher  (Bass)

 



Kevin has been playing bass for over 30 years and has performed in a large variety of venues, clubs and churches throughout Southern California.  In addition to playing fretted and fretless 4, 5, 6 and 7 string bass, Kevin is also well versed in a variety of music styles including jazz, rhythm & blues, reggae, funk, blues, rock, and gospel with training from renowned session bassist Carol Kaye and influences from elite bassists including Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller and Alain Caron.  In 2001, Kevin began pursuing his interest in drums with heavy influences from contemporary jazz style drummers such as Dennis Chambers and David Garibaldi and has been actively playing drums and bass since then.  Whether Kevin is on bass  - or drums, you will definitely "feel" the music!

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