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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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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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