Simon Ward, PKA Dr Rubberfunk finally signed to Jalapeno in 2010 to release “Hot Stone” in 2010. Featuring the likes of John Turrell and London soul legend Roachford on vocals, it continued Rubberfunk’s journey to the heart of the connoisseur’s record collection.
Following that he took a back seat from life as the artist, writing on 2 albums with side project the Olympic Cyclone Band, alongside producing for Jalapeno artists Alexia Coley and Izo FitzRoy.
The latter in particular was an extremely fruitful collaboration, resulting in her debut album “Skyline” on which he co-wrote and produced.
Released in 2017, and played by BBC 6Music, JazzFM, FIP Paris, and NPR in the US. 2018 saw Dr Rubberfunk step back into the limelight to release the first in a series of four ‘My Life At 45’ limited 7” singles - The doc’s hands-on approach, both in front of, and behind the mixing desk, as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer has earned him quite the reputation.
The latest album, ‘My Life at 45’, brings together stunning vocals from John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy and Stephanie Whitelock, whilst the instrumental tracks, showcasing the talents of long-time collaborators Jim Oliver, Jonathon James and Ben Castle, make it clear just what a crack production outfit the Doctor has put together. Overall, we think it’s been a successful operation thus far, but please hold tight in the waiting room for any further updates Tracks – Northern Comfort. Canvas cathedral, How Beautiful