For the second installment of live, free festival warm ups in association with The Yardbird, the Shaolin Temple Defenders will play the city centre venue on Friday 20 May. The supreme deep funk and soul innovators from Bordeaux will appear with very special guest vocalist Corrina Greyson.
As honorable heirs of the 60’s & 70’s Soul Funk movement, the Shaolin Temple Defenders stay true to this tradition while extending their influences towards current music…
‘At a time when the Western world is developing technologies which shorten every moment of our lives as if to accelerate our deaths, our Shaolin monks have decided to slow down the pace.’ They wish to push things forward in time but they want to keep a more organic rhythm in order to stay close to Nature’s cycle. This desire has found expression in a musical world which combines classic Soul & Funk with modern urban grooves.
According to this quest for a musical balance, they now present their 3rd and new album Take It Slow set for release on Soulbeats Records.
The Shaolin Temple Defenders keep on preserving the temple of Soul, now armed with greater inspirations.
The band has been touring for 5 years: Montreal International Jazz Festival, Francofolies of La Rochelle, Bobital Festival, Olympia Bruno Coquatrix opening for Sly & The Family Stone…Without the Shaolin Temple Defenders, there would not be any Soul Funk revival in France!!!!
With support from Rock The Jazbah DJs
8pm – 2am / Free Entry
Facebook event page here.