Born: March 3, 1973 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
MATTHEW MCR ELLISON II B.K.A ELECTRIC OTTO THE ELECTRIC EMPEROR OF FUNK!!
Matthew MCR Ellison II Is The Future of Funk. Matthew is the inventor of Detroit Funk-Jazz Fusion/Neo-Detroit FUNK. The music is a combination of Techno, House, Jazz, Funk and Underground Hip-Hop Breakbeats. The compositions/recordings are created using live and electronic instruments (Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizers and Drum Machines). There are no samples or computers used. All of the instruments are played and performed by Matthew who also produces, mixes and does his own recordings. Matthew also does all the artwork/cd designs/illustrations for his productions as well.
Matthew MCR Ellison II is a native of Detroit, MI. Matthew is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who grew up influenced by the many different musical sounds of Detroit (Techno, House, Undergound Electronic Music, P-FUNK). He was also influenced by James Brown, Prince, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Mad Mike Banks, D'Angelo, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Donald Byrd, Rick James, Pete Rock, The Crusaders, John Coltrane, Kool and the Gang, Kraftwerk, The Roots, Jaydee (J-Dilla), Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Jazz and Underground Music.
Matthew has always had a vision of inventing a new form of Jazz-FUNK/Fusion. A new style of music that has a heavy Techno/House vibe, the scientific element of Jazz and a Groove that's 1000% Funk. His music is funkier than two skunks with bad breath eating boiled eggs and chitlins. Listen and you will agree.
For Live Shows, Matthew MCR Ellison II B.K.A ELECTRIC OTTO performs with his band, ELECTRIC OTTO'S FUNK FACTORY. ELECTRIC OTTO'S FUNK FACTORY is a high energy Jazz/Funk Fusion Band. ELECTRIC OTTO'S FUNK FACTORY plays all original material written, composed and produced by Matthew MCR Ellison II B.K.A ELECTRIC OTTO. The band is similiar to Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, The Crusaders, P-FUNK, The Detroit Experiment, The JB's and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ELECTRIC OTTO'S FUNK FACTORY also features the talents of Jacinta Shanae Ellison B.K.A THE BRIDE OF ELECTRIC OTTO on Vocals/Spoken Word/Percussion. For booking information/rates, please contact, Matthew MCR Ellison II.