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mike and funkscribe Mike with Funkscribe just before Mike's knock out blow in an EWI vs. keytar duel at Nectar Lounge, December 31, 2007.

New Funkscribe release features Mike Theiss

December 25, 2008

The new Funkscribe album "Synthesized Soul" features horn arrangements and performances by Mike Theiss on four tracks. Mike is featured on "Is the Funk in Your DNA," "White House," "Iceberg Slim" and "2 Dimensional Reality."

Mike plays multiple layered tracks of alto and tenor sax on each of the four songs. Two of the four songs also feature performances by Parliament/Funkadelic alumni including Garry "Starchild" Shider, Michael Hampton and Lige Curry! Visit for more info.

Mike takes a ride on the Mothership!

November 22, 2006

Last Saturday, November 18th, Mike had the honor of performing with the 420 Funk Mob featuring George Clinton at Jazzbone's in Tacoma, WA. Altered States of Funk co-conspirators Anthony "Funkscribe" Warner and Alana "The Duchess of Funk" Orr also went along for the ride.

"It was incredible to have the opportunity to perform with George Clinton and the 420 Funk Mob," Mike said. "I've been collecting P-Funk records and going to their shows for years. Those guys are some of my all time favorite musicians, so it really was a dream come true."

Mike served as a one man horn section, performing on several P-Funk classics including "Mothership Connection", "Give Up the Funk", "Up For the Down Stroke" and "Let's Take it To the Stage." The band included Garry "Starchild" Shider, Michael "Clip" Payne, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton, Lige Curry and Gabe "The Undisco Kidd" Gonzales.

George Clinton, Garry Shider and Mike Theiss

Altered States of Funk announced as winner of Seattle Weekly Music Award in the Soul/R&B category

May 10th, 2006

The polls are closed and all of the votes have been tallied. Last night, Altered States of Funk was announced as the winner of the Soul/R&B category in the Seattle Weekly's 2006 Music Awards Poll! Thank you to all who voted!

Altered States of Funk at the Seattle Weekly Music Awards Showcase, April 29th, 2006

Doityourselfincrimination is here!!!

April 29th, 2006

The new Mike Theiss CD Doityourselfincrimination is available now and can be ordered online through this Web site. Doityourselfincrimination features Mike playing alto and tenor saxophone, clavinet, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano and various other instruments. The album was recorded and mixed by Mike in his home studio in Lynnwood, WA, then mastered by Ryan Foster at Freq Mastering in Portland, OR. Mike's brother, Bryan "Frankenseuss" Theiss created the front cover art and collaborated with Mike on other elements of the packaging. Bryan has also worked on a number of projects for guitarist Buckethead. Janice L. Parker contributed most of the photography featured in the CD packaging. Get it now!

Altered States of Funk nominated for Seattle Weekly Music Award

April 22nd, 2006

Altered States of Funk has been nominated as the Best Soul/R&B band in the Seattle Weekly's Music Awards 2006. Place your vote for Mike and the band at the Seattle Weekly's Web site, then come see what all the fuss is about at the Music Awards 2006 showcase on Saturday, April 29th at The Paradox in Ballard. Seven bucks gets you a wristband to see nominees at eight different venues!