Scott Edward Jones Aka Funkysundayparty - 10 Questions
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I was about 5 years old, circa 1969, and I was did something wrong, got yelled at, spanked, punished, and sent to bed early without dinner. I wrote my first tune Lord Jesus, why do I suffer? It was a blues tune...First line first verse "DONE GOT ME A SPANKIN. OH WHY ME LORD, WHY ME"??!!
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
When someone promised to come to a gig...and did!!!
What has been the high point of your music path?
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
The songs come to me when I am experiencing significant life changing events; I got lots of material after living this carnival side show I call my life .
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Great question. The biggest challenge for Indie (unsigned) artists today is the same thing facing signed artist...producing hit songs...and to answer the second part, I would refer you this book "Artist Development: A Distinctive Guide to the Music Industry's Lost Art", by Dr. Eugene Foley.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Without hesitating or second thots KINGSX. Their discography is the sound track of my life since I got turned on to them in 1987.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We practice a lot as a band and separately every day. Rehearsal is putting the final touches in your set...we don't practice during rehearsals.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
That song would be "Welcome Home." It took a deployment to a combat zone and a complete breaking of my will and the ideas I had of what being a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ really meant. I was brought to the place that I was able to receive and literally had that song poured into me.
What's coming up in the future?
New EP out now called "Evangelistic."
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Available in all your fav platforms You can google me Scott Edward Jones or My Band "Funkysundayparty" ALL ONE WORD!! Or you can just type in your browser www.funkysundayparty.com
About Scott Edward Jones aka Funkysundayparty
Scott's ministry is born of a faith walk in our Lord Jesus Christ through hardship and happy times.
His songs are well crafted, catchy, and easy to sing along with. Scott is not just a performer, he does not just “put on a show."
The message is evangelistic, a 40-60 minute set of original tunes and storytelling. Humorous yet poignant, his songs are packed into a powerful testimony. We are here to proclaim that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God has been preparing Scott for this season of ministry since he sang his first “Song unto the Lord" back in 1969. All songs are rooted in scripture and are doctrinally sound in the evangelical traditions. Scott graduated from Pinecrest Bible College in 1991 and has served in many capacities at Erie First Assembly of God since 1996.
He served in the media department for 19 years, led outstations, taught adult classes, and has organized large-scale evangelical events. His calling and ministry are recognized and held accountable by church leadership.
Scott is also a combat war veteran who was deployed to the Middle East several times during his military career.