Funk Shui, a blend of Texas attitude and Kansas City emotion, is the result of an accidental meeting by songwriters Chris Kill and Marty York and rhythm masters Kirk Clark and Kurt Oelsner. Funk Shui's music combines thick bass with funky "shoot from the hips" guitar blended with effortless melodic rock vocals. A delicious Rock 'n' Roll, pop, and funk concoction. Funk Shui released their debut album Dedicate recorded at the prestigious Stepbridge Studios in Santa Fe and mixed and produced by Grammy nominated engineer Tim Stroh in spring of 2006. The Alibi called lead singer Marty York, "one of the best rock singers Albuquerque has ever seen,' and recruited Funk Shui to play for hundreds of local music lovers on the Coor's Light outdoor main stage for their 2005 Spring Crawl. Before the Crawl 94 Rock's morning show invited Chris and Marty to play a special live performance, as a preview of Funk Shui's sound, for their listeners on April 22, 2005.