ANDY AND THE BIG FUNK is a Londo-based music collective  – marshalled by man about music  and sometime Abbey Road studio engineer Andrew Wood Mitchell. It’s just one of his many varied music outlets!

Right now Andy and his Big Funksters are getting ready to promote a new album… ‘Funksploitation’ which, we’re told, is an exploration of “Seventies Blacksploitation films and the like”. All the music was recorded  in Studio Number 1 at the World Famous Abbey Road Studios. (pictured on sleeve above)

The lead single seems to be a big, big take on Gladys Knight and the Pips’ ‘Bourgie, Bourgie’ – it’s energy packed and has a real live feel.

Amongst the other tracks on the album are covers of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Hip Trip’, Bobby Womack’s ‘Across 110th Street’, Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Superfly’, Alcia Key’s ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ – what those last two have to do with Seventies Blacksploitation films is beyond me , but there you go!