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

Candi Staton

Four-time Grammy® Award nominated singer Candi Staton has sweetly strutted between musical genres such as gospel, southern soul and Americana over the course of her celebrated career. However, danceable music has always been her main groove as she celebrates the 40th and 30th anniversaries… Read more

Lucky Chops

Lucky Chops has been unleashing high-energy brassy funk on the world since forming in NYC in 2006. The intensity of the band’s energy is fueled by their desire to share the healing and inspirational power of music with others. Lucky Chops maintains a busy… Read more

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

Osaka Monaurail

After two decades, the wheels are very much still turning on the Funk orchestra that Japan has to offer. Merged from a university combo to one of the worlds leading group in the genre. The eight musicians on stage in sharp uniforms inspired by… Read more

Greg Wilson

It’s the best part of a decade since the last Credit To The Edit album was released back in 2009, so it was unexpected when Tirk contacted me to ask if I was up for compiling a third volume. Though the name has been… Read more

Tanika Charles

In a few short years Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian soul scene. Both on stage and off, Edmonton-raised Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and… Read more

Lack of Afro (Live)

Hot off the release of his critically acclaimed fifth studio record, ‘Hello Baby’, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back behind the mixing desk crafting his next album. Slated for release in early 2018, this record will mark an… Read more

Jalen N’Gonda

Born in Maryland, USA, Jalen N’Gonda chose the city of Liverpool as the place in which he would flourish as a musician. It was at the age of 11 he began getting into music, inspired by his father’s collection of jazz, hip-hop, soul and… Read more

The Allergies

Since forming in 2012 The Allergies have made a name for themselves with their take on sample-led beats and breaks. Over the course of two funk-fuelled albums on Jalapeno Records the dynamic duo of DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat have stacked up accolades and topped charts… Read more

Tropical Soundclash

Tropical Soundclash is the coming together of DJ / producer Sam Redmore and percussionist The Mighty Magoo. Long-time stalwarts of the Birmingham music scene, Sam has for the best part of a decade rocked numerous dancefloors in the city as both Leftfoot resident and… Read more

Space Ghetto

Space Ghetto formed in 2017 when long-time friends and collaborators Mehdi Langroodi, Josh Barber and Tom Maine needed an outlet for their shared love of funk music and legends such as The JBs, Parliament Funkadelic and J Dilla. Alongside Mehdi on drums, Josh on… Read more

Jukes of Hazard

Birmingham based DJ duo, also known as Will Power & Jit Coulter-Patel, are behind and are resident DJs for some most prominent parties in the city including Magic Door & TRMNL. Their diverse musical backgrounds and tastes means they can often be found flicking… Read more


Born In Moseley Birmingham, Kezia is a truly homegrown talent: a neo Soul jazz funk singer songwriter, highly influenced by artists such as Jill Scott, Mary Wells and Billy Holiday to name a few. Growing up in Moseley, Kezia has been exposed to a… Read more

Madi Saskia

“A Fresh Touch of Class” Madi Saskia is a “young person with an old soul”. Through her music she inspires and influences those around her through her imaginative material. She is one woman who pioneers modern soul, taking her music to venues around the… Read more

Love Is The Message

If classic disco is your thing then look no further than Love Is The Message. Inspired by the legend of 1970’s New York nightclubs such as The Loft and Paradise Garage, join Sam Redmore as he delves into music by disco greats such as… Read more

Paul Sid (The Escapades)

DJ Paul Sid has been collecting records for over 25 years and started DJing back in 1995. He is a classic party DJ behind the turntables with the ability to take inspiration and embrace musical genres such as Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and cleverly blend, mash… Read more

The Volko Trio

The Volko Trio is a unique family Jazz band composed of Hector (age 12) on the Vibraphone, his sister Calypso (age 9) on the Drums and their father, DJ French Kriss aka MULTIFUNKSHUN on Keyboard and Synth Bass. Together they play an exhilarating mix… Read more

AFTERPARTY: Craig Charles & Tropical Soundclash

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul show will return to the Hare & Hounds Kings Heath for Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul’s afterparty on Saturday 7th July. Asked by The Independent to define himself in six words, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul stalwart and… Read more