Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Line Up for Friday 7th July

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SOUL II SOUL

“We’re from the days when a number 14 bus and a supermarket trolley got us around.” Jazzie B remembers the lengths he and a school friend used to go to play dances with their first sound system when they were just 13 years old.… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Sugarhill Gang

THE SUGARHILL GANG FEAT. MELLE MEL & SCORPIO

When you mention LEGENDS in the music industry, you have to mention “The Sugarhill Gang”. HIP HOPS first superstars and pioneers. The Sugarhill Gang made history in 1979 with their debut 12” Rap Single “Rappers Delight”. Their song “Rappers Delight” was the first commercial… Read more

Mostly Jazz - The Pharcyde

THE PHARCYDE

In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Don Letts

DON LETTS

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Retrospective for Love

RETROSPECTIVE FOR LOVE

Retrospective For Love are a seven-piece band weaving together undeniable, infectious melodies stretching across the stratosphere of hip-hop, soul, and jazz styles, whilst adding a little 21st century electronic mastery into the mix. Bringing a laid back, comfortable cool to the stage, live performances… Read more

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TOO MANY T’S

Too Many T’s – The South London based rappers have crafted a faithful following with their golden-era hip hop formula; positive vibes, trademark rapid back to back flows and turbo-charged live performances. The T’s have been championed by the likes of Radio X’s John Kennedy, and BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da… Read more

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NATIVE DANCER

Native Dancer was formed in 2014. Born out of late night jam sessions, listening parties in an east London studio, conversations about boundary dissolution and a wealth of experience gigging on the London jazz scene and with some of the most interesting creative artists… Read more

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LUCAS D AND THE GROOVE GHETTO

6 piece instrumental Acid Jazz outfit playing eclectic tunes from the 60/70s genre right up to contemporary jazz funk. Performed by a line up of potentially Birmingham’s best musicians, creating a groove that captivates an audience. Founded in February 2012 in the back streets… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Simple Eyyes

SIMPLE EYYES

Simple Eyyes began in early 2016 as a solo project by multi- instrumentalist Thomas Whitfield. Until this point Thom’s predominant musical output had been from behind the drum-kit in bands including Distophia, Calories and Burning Alms. For his first personal project Thom chose to… Read more