Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Line Up for Friday 6th July

Jimmy Cliff

We open on the Somerton District of St. James, Jamaica. With only one midwife tending to the entire village, a mother gives birth to a child, wraps him in a sheet, and takes him to shelter at a neighbor’s home as the hurricane blows… Read more

David Rodigan

For over 35 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in the bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls. The key to his success has been an unsinkable passion for reggae music, which first took a hold of him as a schoolboy when he… Read more

Jungle Brothers

The Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group, and founding members of the Native Tongues collective. The Jungle Brothers pioneered the fusion of jazz and hip-hop and also became the first hip-hop group to use a house-music producer. The group began performing in… Read more

A Skillz & Krafty Kuts

Krafty Kuts Renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own. One of the key pioneers in the UK Breakbeat and bass movement scene, Krafty Kuts has multiple… Read more

STEVE DAVIS’S SOUL SESSION

Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker Player of the 1980’s, winning a total of 28 major ranking events including 6 World Championships. In recent years his involvement in snooker has been limited mainly to TV punditry, which has given him far more… Read more

Layfullstop

Layfullstop is a female hip hop / soul artist from Manchester, by way of Birmingham. Now seen as one of Manchester’s very own, Lay has been performing on stages alongside well established collectives ‘Cul Dè Sac’ and ‘Roots Raddix’, and has managed to build a… Read more

Ash Walker Experience

Ash Walker, London born and bred, is a multifaceted musician, currently signed, as an innovative producer and songwriter for the well establish imprint, Deep Heads. Describing his current sound as trip-hop with an abstract twist, Ash incorporates an intoxicatingly heavy dub reggae bottom end with samples… Read more

The Brass Funkeys

Spirited Second Line Revelry, Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Soulful Jazz Funeral Marches, Pumping Brass Driven Funk! The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. Formed in 2011, they have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness… Read more

DJ GZ

Jessie Gayle, also known as DJ G-Z, is a freelance music teacher and freelance DJ who is very passionate about sharing his knowledge with the wider community. Some of his recent DJ Works includes: The Birmingham Weekender, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Your Lives Matter Youth… Read more

Poolside Strut DJs

It’s Miami, 1984. The sun is out, the beat is pumping, the bass drives your shoulder forward as you strut around the pool.  Sunsets and glitter; Lamborghinis and speedboats; sequins and roller-skates.  And the music, always the music.  Let’s go Disco We are Poolside… Read more

Meditations DJs

Meditations is a Birmingham clubnight focused on the sounds of the summer and the spirit of Balearic beat…Think new age, blissed out boogie, spaced out dub, summertime soul, afro and any sounds that transport you to warmer climes, all crafted together by Leftfoot’s Matt… Read more

Namiwa Jazz

Hailing from the West Midlands, Namiwa Jazz is a 23-year-old  singer-songwriter who speaks her truth, with a fearless lyrical approach to subjects that mean a lot to her. Whether singing with just a guitar accompaniment or her full band, her unique singing style is… Read more

AFTERPARTY: David Rodigan & Leftfoot

Official Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Afterparty on Friday 6th July at Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham! We are delighted to be hosting this official afterparty with our good friends over at Leftfoot. This will be the place to be one the festivities… Read more