L-R: Jim Ervin, Producer, Ed Roth, and Chad SmithHollywood, CA (April 27, 2011)–Warrior Records’ artist Ed Roth’s Funktone Express recorded tracks for their debut release earlier this month in Studio 2 at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA.
“This solo album is a natural progression for me, as I have worked with all of these fantastic musicians on other projects,” noted Roth. “Chad Smith and I met years back when we both ended up playing together in Glenn Hughes’ backup band, and we are, of course, also currently working together, along with musicians Jeff Kollman and Kevin Chown, on the funk fusion act, Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats.”
Over the course of his career, Roth has toured with Grammy winners including Coolio, The Brothers Johnson, and R&B vocalist Mya. Roth also currently acts as Music Director for Grammy nominee Sophie B. Hawkins. Other tour duties have included stints with Latin pop star Marisela, reggae vocalist Sistah Carol, dance diva Kristine W. (nine #1 Billboard dance hits), Thelma Houston, rock vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitar legend Ronnie Montrose, R&B/pop vocalist Cece Penniston, and pop sensation, Sheena Easton.