Super Funky Canadian Hero
Bassist, Guitarist, Keyboards, Funky Drum Machine
Music Producer, Arranger Performer, Composer, Singer, Rapper
Popped out of the mothership on April 12, 1976 in Montreal, Canada, TAKi76 landed in Philly in 2001. Heavily influenced by Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Hazel and many other soul/jazz/funk artists, he learned to produce and write his own music as well as perform each instrument. This one man funk band also plays guitar, bass, keys and the funky drum machine for Jenny Jen n Taki76 (the band formerly known as Phat Sk8trax) and his solo albums.
Here’s what some incredible funksters & people in the entertainment industry are saying about Taki76’s music:
“Good stuff” JON FAVREAU Actor/Director: Seinfeld, Iron Man, Swingers, Sex in the City, Elf, I Love Ya Man, Friends, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases…
“Dope!” COSMO D Newcleus, Legendary electro funk group
“Your music’s great. Good luck with it” JEMAINE, Flight of the Conchords
“TAKI IS ON SOME WHOLE NUTHER SHIFT! CHECK HIM OUT CLOSELY!” Lonnie MEGANUT Marshall Weapon of Choice, LA’s funkiest band
“Damn…. off the wall and hook. No matter what anybody says .. Bad Mother in our book.” PURE ESSENCE, Legendary funk band
“Love the old school funk you got going on. You are what is great about 1976” DONAL LOGUE Actor: Blade, Grounded for Life…
“Your music is divine. Mucho Bueno Mi Amigo. I dig it tremendously” JOI Solo Artist: Outkast…
“Good ole brotherly-lovin’-bred funk… Mellow grooves, tight improvisation and melodies made from molasses… This is a different kind of Philly funk… the kind of funk that transcends trends, the kind that lasts much longer than heartburn from a cheesesteak! D-LI-SHUS!” SY SMITH Solo Artist: Usher, Whitney Houston, Meshell Ndegeocello….