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The Effinays Official CD Release Party Saturday!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Dallas, Texas) The Effinays, Dallas’ funk groovemasters that have been causing quite a buzz over the recent years are finally ready to host their official CD Release Party for their highly anticipated, 17 track project called “Yellow Blue” due out everywhere on Music Access, Inc., July 8, 2016. Yellow Blue contains some smokin’ Reggae, Funk, Rock, Latin Alternative and some smooth experience grooves you cannot miss! The Official CD Release party takes place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Gas Monkey Dallas, 10261 Technology Blvd, Dallas, Texas at 7:00pm NO COVER! Purchase your copy of “Yellow Blue” via Music Access, Inc. now at iTunes, Amazon, MusicPresale.com, BestBuy and www.theefinays.com.


The Effinays formed in 2007 and originally performed as an instrumental unit throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 2011, the band revamped the entire line up, except for one of the founding members and morphed into the comedic, old school funk, classic rock, reggae with flashes of Latin grooves band that one could clearly sense that they enjoy what they do.The band has performed alongside Grammy Award winning artist such as Snoop Dogg (Lion), Grupo Fantasma and Ozomatli . Each member of The Effinays hails from different musical upbringings that they blend together effortlessly as one unit. In the words of the FunkMaster, George Clinton himself he stated once as he saw The Effinays live at SXSW “Ya’ll made my day!” 

Each band member wishes to express what the”Yellow Blue”CD means to them.

Joe Big Spook Martinez (Lead Vocals)
“Fulfilling a beginning that began long ago… only to start a new chapter of feel free music for all to enjoy from now until the next record and beyond!

Valenti Funk (Drummer/Pianist)
It means that this is the start of all of my dreams coming true.  And in the process, I hope we’ve created an album that the masses will think is a must have.”

Jeremy Pan Blanco (Bassist)
“Yellow Blue is the culmination of a dream I (we) refuse to give up on. It’s the manifestation of what we can accomplish when we create together.”

Daniel “D Slim” Cisneros (Percussions)
“There is always that green light at the end of every tunnel. No matter how hard life gets for you, keep a positive attitude!!! Be who you want to be….act as if you are already that person and you will become that person!!!!!!”

Alex Rivera De Jesus (Guitarist)
“Yellow Blue is a like a book of life. It takes you on a journey through so many emotions; takes you up, brings down, takes you up again, and then back down. It’s an adventure full of relatable moments.”


2016 Artist On The Rise Showcase at Hispanicize, Miami

2013 Dallas Observer Music Awards: “Best Live Act”

2013 High Times Magazine “Best Doobie Award”