Speak Low (band)

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Speak Low
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres Funk, jazz-funk
Years active 2002–2011
Labels Acid Jazz, Funkorama, Lovemonk (Mono)
Website MySpace.com/SpeakLowFunk
  • Julián Maeso
  • Jose "Funko" García
  • Antonio "Pax" Álvarez
  • David "el Indio" García
  • Martín García

Speak Low were a Spanish funk combo based in Madrid, that formed in 2002.[1] The band was founded by Julian Maeso, Jose García and Antonio Pax. They have released two albums, and five singles. The band was influenced by Lonnie Smith, Brian Auger, Georgie Fame, Lou Donaldson and The Meters. The band split up in 2011, their farewell concert being only in 2012 on the Moe Black Music Festival.[2]


Speak Low was formed in late 2002 by Julian Maeso (of The Sunday Drivers), Antonio Pax (of La Vacazul) and Jose Funko (of Mamafunko) to play covers of classic jazz-funk, soul and boogaloo in local clubs. Later Martín and David García would join and original compositions start to emerge. In 2003 they recorded a demo of three songs. Later, during the summer of 2004 the band recorded ten original songs, published in the spring of 2006 under the title I'm Gonna Groove Ya.



  • I'm Gonna Groove Ya!! (2006, Lovemonk|Mono)
  • Hands Up (2009)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Take Your Time" / "Papa Don't Take No Mess" (2005)
  • Trouble Maker (2006)
  • Thriller (2006)
  • "I Want My Money Back" / "This Letter" (2009)
  • "Soul Is What You Got" / "I Don't Need No What" (2009)


  1. ^ "Artists". Acid Jazz. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Goodbye Speak Low. Hello Dead Capo". Lovemonk. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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