Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Line Up for Saturday 8th July

st paul and the broken bones

ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES

Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band. Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Craig Charles

CRAIG CHARLES

Asked by The Independent to define himself in six words, Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul stalwart and curator Craig Charles said “Late to bed, early to rise”. One look at his vast and wide-ranging CV and you’d agree that has to be true. The… Read more

lee fields and the expressions

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS

“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.” Apologies to the late, great James… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Omar

OMAR

The musical history of British soul pioneer Omar is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in their DNA, Omars’ father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. Omars’ younger… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Marta

MARTA REN & THE GROOVELETS

After three years of waiting since her seminal Sister funk hit single “2 Kinds Of Men”, Record Kicks finally presents “Stop Look Listen” the debut album from the new Oporto soul diva Marta Ren & The Groovelvets hit the streets in February 2016. Anticipated… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Stuff

STUFF.

STUFF. is a 5 piece live band that brings a crossgenre groove, from broken hiphop to more electronic and jazz influenced future funk. As one of the first European live bands they were invited for a Boiler Room session last summer, Brussels leading venue… Read more

normanton street

NORMANTON STREET

Normanton Street’s sound is lyrically focused with three distinct vocals, jazz influenced guitars, warm bass grooves and tight rhythmic drums. Based in Brighton, the four members consist of Ned, Nicholson, Phoebe, and Nico. Ned and Nicholson (both on bass, guitar, and vocals) have been… Read more

new street adventure

NEW STREET ADVENTURE

‘It’s not the vision/It’s the opportunities we’re lacking’. New Street Adventure ‘Why Should We Do Anything?’ All the best artists hold up a mirror to the times they live in. Just as Curtis Mayfield chronicled the social upheavals of mid-‘70’s America and The Jam… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Crowd Company

CROWD COMPANY

Original retro funk and soul with a modern twist from acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company, one of London’s leading bands of the genre. Brimful of energy with a raw edge, catchy hooks, and tight grooves the band have a Hammond organ based sound… Read more

Mostly Jazz - King Bee

KING BEE

King Bee is a seven piece (sometimes eight) funk band based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Formed in 2011 by mates Dave Wilde (sax flute and vocals) and Chris Jelly (vibraphone) the band writes all its own material. The current line-up has changed little over… Read more

Mostly Jazz - The Atlantic Players

THE ATLANTIC PLAYERS

The Atlantic Players are an authentic 9-piece soul band from Moseley, Birmingham. Heavily influenced by the great Atlantic and Stax records 60’s soul sound and the soul revival spearheaded by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Daptone Records, they deliver soul guaranteed to get you on the dance floor! The Atlantic… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Izo Fitzroy

IZO FITZROY

Raw, dynamic performances and honest songwriting. That’s what it’s all about with Jalapeno Records newest signing, blues songstress – Izo FitzRoy. A Londoner born-and-bred, Izo’s music is influenced by the raw power of female blues legends like Janis Joplin as well as the heartfelt lyricism… Read more

jake-henry

JAKE HENRY

Take a listen to Jake Henry’s latest EP ‘One of the good guys’, and you may believe you are hearing a classic record. Jake admits himself that he naturally writes in a classic format simply for the love of those perfectly crafted songs from… Read more