Protégé PR, an independent digital publicity firm out of Sugar Land, TX, announced today they will be representing Grammy nominated guitarist Corey Stoot on January 4, 2016.
Corey Stoot better known as ” Funkafangez “, Considered by other artists to be the rhythm master. Corey perfected and helped to evolve the guitar as an indispensable instrument for other artists seeking to compete with the best. Corey’s shows the amazing evolution and continued popularity of the guitar as a lead solo instrument. Corey’s legacy is unique. He picked up his first guitar at the age of twelve while living at home in Houston with his parents and the seed for his interest in music was planted. Corey began listening to his dad’s old albums; artists like, George Benson, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and watered the soil for his musical career to grow. Corey’s guitar has not been out of arms reach ever since!
His father the late John Stoot, played with his band “John Stoot and Jumpin Jivers” in the late 50’s and early 60’s. John also played with legendary artist /cousin Rockin’ Sidney, who wrote the hit, “Don’t mess with my Toot Toot”. Determined to fulfill his dream of following in his dad’s footsteps creating music and live performances from 1991-2012, Corey Stoot has expanded his musical horizons by working in the studio and live performances with Hip-hop ,Rap ,R&B, Rock, reggae and jazz artist.
Corey (Funkafangez) Stoot has contribute to the down south sounds of artist with his signature guitar and bass riffs, hooks,to rap artists UGK (Bun B, and the late Chad Butler) (aka) Pimp C, producer Manny Fresh, Big Tymer’s, Hot Boys (Juvenile, Lil’ Wayne, B.G.,Turk), Method Man, Freeway, Swisha House, Mike Jones, Pall Wall, Lil’Flip , Lil’ Keke, The Late DJ Srew, Hawk, The Rapalot Family, The Ghetto Boys, Scarface, Devin Tha Dude, Big Mello and Flava – Flav.
While staying true to his music, Corey’s musical vibes began to get noticed when the single that he played on “Wishing On A Star” off of Beonce’s Live At Wembley album, recieved a Grammy Nomination. Corey always works on his craft to find his unique sound to share with artists world wide.
Corey has performed with gospel songstress Karen Clark Sheard, Nikki Ross, Michael McKay, Beverly Crawford, and Kim Burrell. And the Jazz World (Jazz Artists) Joe Sample, Marion Medows, Kim Waters, Bobby Humphrey, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Robert Glasper, Norman Connors, Jackiem Joyner, Michael Ward, Kyle Turner, Flute artist, Athea Rene, Trombone player, Andre Hayward, Roy Hargrove, Keith Anderson, Bobby Sparks, Glen Jones, Michael Lington, Gerald Albright, and Peter White. Oscar winner actor/singer Jamie Foxx, Glen Lewis, Tony Terry, the late Vesta Williams, Howard Hewitt, as well as the New Orleans brass horn section “New Birth”. Force MDs, Groove Collection, Phil Perry,the late Sean Levert, Regina Belle, Destiny Child; (Beyonce ,Kelly, Latoya, Latavia) Kelly Rowlands (Music Director ),Bobby Brown, Dwele, Carl Thomas, Morris Day and Jerome (members of the group, The Time), The Family Stones, Roy Ayers, the late Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies, The Buddy Miles Express), ConFunkShun, Archie Bell ( of the Drells ), Jean Carn. Also live performances LL Cool J, and DJ Cut Creator, on the “The Late Night Show with David Letterman” to celebrate the shows 11th Anniversary. and at the 2010 SuperBowl celebration for CBS live South Beach Miami. The late Rocking n Roll Inductee Oli Woodson and Glen Leonard (Formerly from the Temptations), Gary Shider, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Melonie Fiona, World beat legendary Caribbean Artist Bankie Banx Roots and Herb, Jamaician Allstar legends Cat Core (Third World), Tony Ruption (Third World), Benjy Maytaz, and producer Steven Stanley (Tom Tom Club and Black Uhuru). Corey also toured 32 countries in with Europe Morgan Heritage 2012 Tour.
The sound and style of Corey Stoot is totally contagious. It rocks the soul and uplifts the spirit within the listener. You can count on craving more after the first listen. Corey’s Stoot’s Jazz Album, (Can’t Wait) is available on CD at CD Baby, and digital download from iTunes and other popular digital music distribution outlets. To learn more about Corey Stoot and follow this epic artist, visit their website at www.Facebook.com/StootsGroove.
Protégé PR will be handling Corey Stoot’s online presence on social media, media kit, media inquiries and concert bookings.