The funky Penguins have been highly praised for both vocals and bass, which has resulted in two awards for best bassist at Emergenza and Eggstock and an award for best singer at Eggstock.
The band includes vocalist Jonas Hellesoy, guitarist Martin Hansen, bassist James Sonnesyn and drummer Alexander Naes.
The black and white currently have beaks deep in finishing their new EP. They look forward to sharing their ever more funk-inspired music with human nature.
Emergenza is the world's largest festival for unsigned bands, with concerts in more than 150 cities around the world. It features up and coming bands from across the globe.There are elimination rounds in different countries throughout the year, whereby the bands that advance are selected by the audiences that hear them. Professional judges choose the winners at regional and final concerts.
The first Emergenza Festival emerged in 1992, when a group of musician friends staged the first event in Rome, Italy, before an audience of nearly 300. Five months later, the attendance had grown to three thousand, and in that year the festival's first compilation album was made. From 1993 to 2003 Emergenza recorded 54 such albums, both live and in studio. In 1995 the Emergenza logo was created.
The Emergenza Rock Festival gives up and coming unsigned bands the opportunity to shine and the Funky Penguins are doing just that! Don't miss out on the chance to see the Funky Penguins waddle their way through Emergenza!