THE BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN

Dawn Silva lead Vocalist, Songwriter, Author, & Producer hails from Sacramento California and began her career as a background singer for Sly & the Family Stone. She has toured and recorded with artists such as Roy Ayers, Coolio, Ice Cube, The Gap Band, Eurthymics’ Dave Stewart, B.B. King and others.

Jeanette Washington Perkins lead Vocalist, Songwriter & Producer was born in Cleveland Ohio and started her career as one of the first females to sing and tour with Parliament Funkadelic.

These charismatic performers stood together on center stage with Parliament/Funkadelic and earned Platinum and Gold records for singing on hit records such as, Knee Deep, Flashlight, Tear The Roof Off, Make My Funk, Atomic Dogg, One Nation Under A Group, Aqua Boogie and more…

Atlantic Records signed the duo to a seven year contract, and they would become known throughout the industry as the bigamous Brides of Dr. Funkenstein. In a genre of music dominated by males, the Brides were more than an off shoot group; they were critically acclaimed artists with record sales, awards and standing ovations before sellout crowds to prove it.

The Brides debut album “Funk or Walk” sold over 500,000 units and climbed to the # 7 slot of the R&B Billboard charts. The funky fem/duet was voted by Record World in 1978 as Top New R&B Group; and earning an R&B Award as Best New Female Group in 1979. The Brides eased into the Rock/Funk genre with their sophomore album release, “Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy” The album became an instant classic with its hip concept (Mother Wit meets funk) and high-octane vocals. Rolling Stone Magazine in 2001, named it as one of the top 50 Coolest Albums of All Times, coming in at #26. The Brides of Funkenstein were on the list with the likes of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others.

With the dawning of a new millennium Brides original Dawn Silva began stockpiling songs for her debut CD and the results; “A stunning slab of infectious grooves.” (AMG Amy Hassan) entitled (All My Funky Friends), was officially released in January of 2001.

“Body Shaking!” (Billboard Magazine)

“Dawn Silva is perhaps the greatest of all George Clinton’s creations and still a funky diva to listen too!” (Goldmine Magazine)

“One of the most understated albums to hit the market, and possibly the only authentic contemporary funk album of the decade.” (Tower Records). “A five star CD!

Dawn sold her first sixty thousand units via the Internet and was the talk of newsgroups and websites all over the world; bringing her product to the attention of an independent label in Paris France called Musisoft. The French label licensed All My Funky Friends, selling over 15,000 units in Paris. Silva then signed with Challenge Records of Holland. The single release “Red Light District” went into heavy rotation in the Benelux and Germany earning rave reviews. The recording industry was caught off guard by her success - with Billboard Magazine, breaking a rigid tradition by running a feature article on Dawn Silva; an artist without a major deal. The buzz about her album paid off with live performances in Canada, Europe, the U.S., including a headline spot at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag Holland. Record executives may not believe in what she’s doing but clearly thousands of funk-starved fans worldwide do. Adding the Brides of Funkenstein to her mix of Funk, Rock & R&B… thousands of funk soldiers, are witnessing for the first time in years, an authentic sizzling Brides of Funkenstein reunion that is written to be fiery, magical, fun and seriously funky. Ladies and Gentlemen - The Mother ship Connection is here!