Oaktown Funk features Linda Tillery, vocals, Mike Clark, drums, Will Blades, Hammond Organ, Ray Obiedo, guitar, Melecio Magdaluyo,sax. This band is a virtual who's who of virtuosity. Spearheaded by veteran vocalist Linda Tillery and drumming phenom Mike Clark (Headhunters), we guarantee there will be no feet left untapped! Guitarist Ray Obiedo has established himself as a true groove master and his credits as a composer and sideman are solid as any player around these parts. Will Bernard handles the B3 in the tradition of Groove Holmes and Jimmy Smith. He can lull you into a blissful state on a soulful ballad or groove you into a shout on a shuffle. Melecio Magdaluyo can play it all. He can get funny like Maceo and swing like Gene Ammons or Coleman Hawkins. This is a band you don't want to miss!
Linda Tillery's shimmering voice has powered many of the Bay Area's most popular bands over the past four decades. A central figure in the women's music movement in the 1970s and 80s, she was also a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's vocal ensmeble Voicestra, and currently leads the Cultural Heritage Choir, performing African American roots music.