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The Effinays CD Release Party Packs Up!

On Saturday night July 9th, 2016 Dallas’ funk groovemasters The Effinays highly anticipated CD release party took place at the Gas Monkey Dallas. This day was met with a very close call of cancellation due to the weather condition but for some reason the band felt this was their night, this night would not happen again and what took place explains it all.

Faced with inclement weather and a city coming off one of it’s worse tragedies in history of violence just 2 days before this show truly presented many obstacles and to see this venue packed up against all odds meant one thing, The Effinays fanbase is loyal and they have attracted many new ones along the way. Upon arrival to the Gas Monkey we witnessed almost 300 fans packed in the outdoor stage anticipated The Effinays. Not just your average fan base, the fans that follow The Effinays reflect the diversity that makes up the band. From Caucasian, Latino, African American, and others, from their music, their energy, positive outlook to the most important aspect of it all, how they treat their fans, this all plays a major role to the image and brand that is The Effinays. Local band Loyal Sally, whose music set entertained the crowd very well, did a wonderful job entertaining this crowd.

As the night grew, the temperature outside dropped to a beautiful 79F, wonderful breeze as The Effinays hit the stage opening up with their intro jam “Welcome to the Effin’ Show” to a sound and light show that threw everyone into an Effin’ frenzy! From that point to every song after that, The Effinays meant some serious business and they brought every element of sound that uniquely describes who they are: Funk, Reggae, Rock and Latin Alternative and they did is so seamlessly one would think these guys are ready for just about any venue, arena or tour. From what we witnessed these guys are ready for a much bigger league beyond the local Dallas scene and should these type of performances continue that dream is very much within reach. A special song that was dedicated to the Dallas Police Department in light of the recent tragedy was “Problems” by The Effinays. Once you hear this track you will see how we, as a community can come together when faced with our worse problems. A classy moment and one filled with appreciation and gratitude on behalf of the band.

The entire concert showcase included every single track from their new CD and fans love them some Effinays! You can buy your full length copy of “Yellow Blue” via Music Access, Inc. online today at iTunes, Amazon, CD Universe, Best Buy and everywhere music is sold. To book The Effinays for your next concert showcase tour, nightclub contact Music Access, Inc. at 972-686-7770 or email rob@musicaccessinc.com. We wish to acknowledge and thank CW33, Mercado Bilingue Magazine, DStyle Magazine, 8K Publicity, KNON 89.3FM and the Gas Monkey Dallas for all the support. Follow The Effinays via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.theeffinays.com.

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”