FZL in 2013

Hey Everyone,

I hope you are well and hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving! First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the incredible outpouring of support you have given to me over the past 3+ months. Whenever you hear about something tragic like this, you never think it is going to hit this close to home. Again, THANK YOU for your friendship and support.

Ron and I started FunZaLuv almost 7 years ago. Over that time, we steadily built up an incredible base of friends that helped make each and every one of our performances memorable. We were incredulous and grateful at the same time at the success we were able to realize. Many have asked if I am going to continue on. Until recently, I did not know the answer to that question. After a lot of soul searching. I can tell you, I am going to continue.

I have partnered up with lifelong friend, Scott Kinka, to continue the wonderful band Ron Rotelli and I worked so hard to create. Roughly 24 years ago, Scott and I formed the band Split Decision, a band that is still around today and as popular as ever. Scott, who was also a friend to Ron, partnered up with me on Ron's Tribute Night. Those of you who were fortunate enough to get a ticket know that he did an incredible job that -I'm certain- Ron was proud of. Scott is an incredible talent, showman, and person. Together, I am certain we will be able to bring the brand of fun you all have come to know from FunZaLuv, --lots of singin', dancin', and awesome memories.

In 2011, FunZaLuv was ranked #4 on the Philly HotList, -not bad since there were over 80 bands nominated. In August, 2012, we were well on our way to 1st place on the HotList. With Ron's passing, we did not quite make it, we finished 6th. In 2013, we're gonna take care of that "unfinished business" when the contest kicks off in July ;-)

Mark your calendars because we are going to kick things off on January 19th, 2013 at Da'Vinci's in Collegeville. From there, you will be able to see us at our usual venues: MaGerks, Mollys, the Village, Duffers, Tir Na Nog, and -of course- LaCosta in the Summer :-)

We're still populating the calendar, but you can see what we have lined up thus far on the website: www.FunZaLuv.com

Again, thank you for your friendship, support, and Luv :-) Stay well; Stay safe; and PLEASE hug your loved ones.

Yours Truly,

Christian

7 comments

  • Danny
    Danny
    Christian, You and Scott crushed it at the Tribute. I am so glad I was able to get in. I know Ronnie was proud. I cant wait to see you at Da'Vinci's (sp? -LOL!) D

    Christian, You and Scott crushed it at the Tribute. I am so glad I was able to get in. I know Ronnie was proud. I cant wait to see you at Da'Vinci's (sp? -LOL!) D

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    I am a recent fan and so glad you are continuing , your performance =LOTZAFUN

    I am a recent fan and so glad you are continuing , your performance =LOTZAFUN

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    Christian, As always your words and spirit are what keeps all of motivated. You and Ron built such an amazing band but also built amazing friendships along the way, which I am fortunate enough to be a part of!!!! :o) You and Scott did an absolutely amazing job on the tribute night to Ron and yes, made Ron proud as he was there partying along side all of us giving us each that special loving smile and bear hugs. Am thrilled to hear that you are continuing to uphold the FZL tradition and know that you have our love and support all the way. Yes, we all know that it won't be exactly the same as it was with you and Ron, but will be special to all of us to know that we are continuing on with something that meant so much to not only us but to Ron and that alone will make it even more special. Can't wait to see you on the 19th and you know that you will have my love, support and always friendship! (and of course my camera finger ready to snap away) xoxoxoxox Cyn (aka: Cynzalena)

    Christian,

    As always your words and spirit are what keeps all of motivated. You and Ron built such an amazing band but also built amazing friendships along the way, which I am fortunate enough to be a part of!!!! :o) You and Scott did an absolutely amazing job on the tribute night to Ron and yes, made Ron proud as he was there partying along side all of us giving us each that special loving smile and bear hugs.
    Am thrilled to hear that you are continuing to uphold the FZL tradition and know that you have our love and support all the way. Yes, we all know that it won't be exactly the same as it was with you and Ron, but will be special to all of us to know that we are continuing on with something that meant so much to not only us but to Ron and that alone will make it even more special. Can't wait to see you on the 19th and you know that you will have my love, support and always friendship! (and of course my camera finger ready to snap away) xoxoxoxox Cyn (aka: Cynzalena)

  • Kim N.
    Kim N.
    Christian, I am glad to hear you are going to continue! We look forward to seeing you and Scott play together! Ron will be at every show with all of us!! Thank you for all the smiles and fun!

    Christian,
    I am glad to hear you are going to continue! We look forward to seeing you and Scott play together! Ron will be at every show with all of us!! Thank you for all the smiles and fun!

  • Alex Rotelli
    Alex Rotelli
    Christian, we are so glad that you will keep FUNZALUV going forward. I know your love of the music and performing. You and Ron were an incredible team but we are SURE that Scott will add another dimension to help drive Funzaluv to the next level. Looking forward to seeing you at one of the venues. All the best to you and thanks for helping Ron to achieve his dream. Alex & Pat Rotelli

    Christian, we are so glad that you will keep FUNZALUV going forward. I know your love of the music and performing. You and Ron were an incredible team but we are SURE that Scott will add another dimension to help drive Funzaluv to the next level. Looking forward to seeing you at one of the venues. All the best to you and thanks for helping Ron to achieve his dream.
    Alex & Pat Rotelli

  • Danie
    Danie
    Chris, this is great news, you know Ron would want you to keep performing. His fans were always #1. I thank his family for sharing him with us, because as we go through everyday of our lives we need a night to release all our stress & let our hair down & that my friend is what you & Ron did for us. Every time I went out to see you guys I could forget about life for those few hours, I was not a mom, I was a free spirit having the time of my life...love you guys... Ron will look down & be proud..

    Chris, this is great news, you know Ron would want you to keep performing. His fans were always #1. I thank his family for sharing him with us, because as we go through everyday of our lives we need a night to release all our stress & let our hair down & that my friend is what you & Ron did for us. Every time I went out to see you guys I could forget about life for those few hours, I was not a mom, I was a free spirit having the time of my life...love you guys... Ron will look down & be proud..

  • Dan
    Dan
    Awesome Crit! We can't wait!

    Awesome Crit! We can't wait!

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