God Made Me Funky
|God Made Me Funky|
God Made Me Funky, May 2014
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Members||PHATT Al, Dana Jean Phoenix, Ben Miller, Kaybe, Rich Grossman, Danny Argyle, Arthur Kerekes, Alan Witz|
God Made Me Funky (GMMF) is a Canadian funk music group, formed in 1996 in Toronto. The group started as an "instrumental funk fusion experiment", and developed a popular following in the Toronto music scene.
Their second album, We Can All Be Free, was released in 2007, and garnered a Juno Award nomination for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2008. The album featured guest appearances by Maestro, Michie Mee and Thrust. The single "Won More Time" charted in the top 10 on Canadian modern rock and campus radio charts and the top 100 on the contemporary hit radio charts, and the single "Luv T'Day" was featured on the soundtrack to the comedy film American Pie Presents: Beta House.
Their third album, Enter the Beat, was released in 2008.
The band has collaborated with a variety of female vocalists both on tour and in the recording studio, including Breanne Arigo, Leah Daniels, former Canadian Idol winner Melissa O'Neil and Dana Jean Phoenix.
Their most recent album, Funky, Fly, N' Free, was released in 2015.
Awards and nominations
- Best RnB Band, Toronto Independent Music Awards 2005
- Nominated for Favourite Urban Artist/Group/Duo of the Year, Canadian Independent Music Awards, 2007
- Nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, Juno Awards, 2008
- God Made Me Funky (2005)
- We Can All Be Free (2007)
- Enter the Beat (2008)
- Welcome to Nu Funktonia (2009)
- Vive Le NuFunk (2012)
- Funky, Fly, N' Free (2015)
- God Made Me Funky at Allmusic.
- "God Made Me Funky: Welcome To Nu Funktonia". Exclaim!, August 4, 2009.
- "God Made Me Funky: Enter the Beat". Exclaim!, June 17, 2008.
- "God Made Me Funky: God Made Me Funky". Exclaim!, August 1, 2005.
- "Rhythm kings". Toronto Star, August 2, 2009.
- "God Made Me Funky: We Can All Be Free". Exclaim!, February 20, 2007.
- "Junos bring the funk". Calgary Herald, April 9, 2008.
- "NuFunk's roots deep; GMMF's hip-hop fusion turns heads". Windsor Star, July 19, 2008.
- "God Made Me Funky - In Full Effect". !earshot, June 2008.
- "Funk band develops theatre stars". Sault Star, March 27, 2015.
- "Nine-piece funk band brings a Terrific Time". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 18, 2008.
- "God Made Me Funky: Funky Fly 'N Free". Exclaim!, March 24, 2015.
- "Welcome to Nu-Funkistan". The Gauntlet, February 11, 2010.