THE FUNKEYS

THE FUNKEYS

Formed in 2023, the FunKeys is an exciting ensemble of six talented musicians. Each member brings a unique musical background and style to the band. Together, they have crafted a unique sound influenced by jazz, pop, rock and R&B. Their infectious energy is sure to leave audiences wanting more!

Vocals, founder and director - Regina Teplitsky

Regina Teplitsky, a multilingual singer, has mesmerized audiences since her teens with her diverse repertoire in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, and Ukrainian. With a remarkable ability to connect through her music, Regina has made her mark in the industry.

In 2018, while in Winnipeg, Regina founded The BlizzArt Band, a venture that saw remarkable success, consistently selling out shows and earning widespread acclaim for their performances.

In 2023, upon moving to Ottawa, Regina launched a new musical project, The FunKeys. This dynamic group is quickly becoming very popular. You’ll be seeing much more of them!

Drums - Cindy C Goldberg

Cindy has been playing music since her early teens. She performs as a clarinetist with concert bands, and plays drums for a myriad of musical groups around Eastern Ontario.

In 2019, Cindy released the feature documentary, “Beat Keepers: Women with Rhythm.” Beat Keepers profiles female drummers of all ages and skill levels. In 2020, Cindy also launched a Beat Keepers YouTube channel and initiated an ongoing series of feature videos and workshops, connecting and showcasing female players around the world.

In 2020, Cindy married renowned American drummer and percussionist Rafael de los Reyes.

Bass Guitar - Eugene Mamichev

Eugene Mamichev is a versatile and accomplished professional multi-instrumentalist musician with a deep passion for music. Renowned for his dynamic performances and infectious, energetic, melodic, and punchy bass lines, he commands the stage, creating memorable experiences where audiences are guaranteed good times and a night filled with dance. With a keen ear for rhythm and melody, Eugene's love for music knows no bounds, propelling him to become a sought-after talent in the industry.

Whether he's playing his cherished bass guitar in front of an audience or producing music in the recording studio, his steadfast dedication to perfection and his aspiration to bring happiness through music are clearly evident.

Saxophone - Dmitry Egunov

Dmitry, a seasoned saxophonist with many years of musical experience, including studying music in
University and working as a saxophone teacher, performs with various bands, including the Pelham Trio. His passion for diverse music genres such as be-bop, swing, bossa-nova, and funk shines through in his captivating performances. With proficiency in tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, Dmitry's musical versatility and love for the instrument are unmistakable.

Outside of music, Dmitry cherishes being the devoted father of an amazing daughter who brings immense joy to his life.

Guitar - Nicholas Carriere

Nick Carriere, the lead guitar maestro residing in Ottawa, is not just a virtuoso on the strings but a multifaceted musician who also shares his talents through singing and teaching. From his early days strumming a guitar, music has been his guiding light.

With influences ranging from soulful blues to electrifying rock, Carriere's performances are a testament to his diverse musical palette and boundless creativity. Whether he's singing or playing, his passion shines through, captivating audiences with every note.

In addition to his performances, Carriere is a dedicated music educator, nurturing the next generation of musicians with his dynamic teaching style. He instills in his students not only technical skill but also a deep appreciation for the art form.

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