Euro Cinema is a Dutch funk group. Groove oriented, jazz influenced and led by a twin attack of roaring Hammond organ and chicken pickin' guitar, their energetic funk sound often reminds listeners of a B-movie soundtrack - hence the name!
Euro Cinema is Tim den Heijer (guitar), Niels Piay (drums), Dennis Orsel (bass) and Rob Schepens (Hammond organ). The band took off when several influential DJ's picked up the track Euro Boogaloo off the first demo. The group started gigging on a regular basis and built a reputation for their frantic, sweaty live shows. In 2010 Euro Cinema had the honor of opening Saint-Paul Soul Jazz in France, the number one festival in the world for raw funk.
In 2010, Euro Cinema released the vinyl single Brooklyn Groove on the U.S. funk label Hammondbeat Records. The single got airplay around the globe. In march 2011, full length album debut "Ten-4" followed. It was presented at Amsterdam's music temple Paradiso, whose staff named Euro Cinema "Holland's hottest souljazz/funk band". Like the single, the album was produced by Dutch funk mastermind Phil Martin, known for the Soul Snatchers and Laura Vane. It received much acclaim from funk aficionados around the world.
In 2012, Euro Cinema collaborated with saxophone and flute player Susanne Alt to record the single Der Alte on Légère Records, home to first rate funk acts like The New Mastersounds and Mocambo Allstars. 2013 saw the release of the band's heaviest, all-analog funk tracks yet. The track Koekwaus was selected by BBC's Craig Charles to appear on his compilation Funk And Soul Club Vol.2 (Freestyle Records). Ducktape, a collaboration with top jazz sax player Efraïm Trujillo, was Record of the Week at Dutch Radio 6. The new album Funkstamatic is released march 2014.
"***** one of the heaviest slices of hammond funk you’ll ever hear" -Monkeyboxing.com
"THE new Dutch funk sensation" - Radio 6
"One heavy collection of Hammond led grooves" - Craig Charles, BBC Funk and Soul Show
"Euro Cinema's record is top notch!" - Onno, Lefties Soul Connection