FUNK, but which one ?
AMEEGA is a BOOGIE FUNK band.
A legacy to transmit
AMEEGA with its 35 years old repertoire is contemporary of
bands like Cameo, Con Funk Shun, George Duke, Change, Zapp, The
Time and others SOS Band.
In a ROCK world
Amiga tells the story: "In 1985 when I was being asked what kind of music my band was about, I used to say : FUNK! Apart from a few concert promoters who didn't know what I was talking about, and kept answering : "What you say? … Punk?", things were crystal clear. When I meant Funk, it wasn't only through my very own music, but also through covers of classics like Atlantic Starr, Midnight Star, Herbie Hancock... Today, things have changed a little bit. First, Ameega is not longer in need of covers since its song book is huge, and secondly, people are now asking another question which is : " What kind of Funk ?". It seems hope is alive !".
AMEEGA's albums are a testimony to FUNK or BOOGIE evolution
between 1979 and 1993, and as you very well know, that decade
was filled with technological beakthrough. Acoustic Funk to
electronic and then 100% digital Funk. Most of all it is in
support of a sample-free music, but a self played (or
programmed) and home made music filled with trademark
When most of the programming on the songs dates back to 1985
(Midi), the biggest part of the work was finding the right
sounds, considering the years when those songs were written.
That was made possible through the use of computers and music
The lyrics are in English and the themes are about friendship, love, everyday life, the 80's, a magical moment… and not just 'get down and get up' simply because it's danceable.