Ae3 (Featuring Soulive’s Alan Evans), Crowd Company, DJ Perry Louis
A special night of top class funk featuring USA band Ae3 featuring Alan Evans, drummer and co-founder of the legendary ‘Soulive’ showcasing songs from their incredible upcoming new album release. Plus Vintage League Music record labelmates Crowd Company, previewing new tracks from their next yet to be released studio album. Topped off by one of the UK’s top old school funk and soul DJ’s Perry Louis.
There is something undeniably special when a band of three clicks. Some would say finding three good musicians playing music together isn’t a hard task. Finding seasoned artists who can make a trio sound a band twice their size, well that’s special. Ae3, a power soul organ trio consisting of Alan Evans (Soulive), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band) and Kris Yunker (Jen Durkin and the Business) is certainly special.
The band’s founder Alan Evans founded iconic band Soulive, in his musical career he has released 14 albums and toured the world, opening for The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and others. He’s played at various festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival , Glastobury, Bonnaroo. They have toured extensively regularly playing sold out shows in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Evans has mixed and produced many albums and is one of the most in demand drummers out there in the genre of funk and soul. He is also an acclaimed multi instrumentalist and singer.
With Ae3 Evans, Mayer and Yunker have spent years individually and collectively touring the world bringing the soulful music they love to a captive audience. Each of these musicians are true artists who together create one massive sound together that is truly their own.
With two albums under their belt June 2019 will see the release of ‘The Wild Root’, Ae3’s first new album in five years. This is an epic album and Ae3 are excited to come to London for this one off special show to play it for you.
A modern take on vintage soul funk from highly acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company. Brimming with energy , catchy hooks and tight grooves the band combine a Hammond organ based sound with a virtuoso horn section and 3 outstanding soulful singers, often blending multi-part harmonies. The band have just released a new live album ‘Live at the Jazz Cafe’, which followed their last studio album ‘Stone&Sky’ on the USA based Vintage League Music label, produced by Alan Evans (Soulive). Both albums received rave reviews and Radio airplay across Europe & the USA.
DJ Perry Louis
Perry Louis is one of the UK’s top old-school jazz dancers and founder of JazzCotech. Through a dance career spanning more than 25 years he has amassed a lot of records, and has a collection of over 20,000.
As well as DJing regularly at London’s only monthly jazz dance session, Shiftless Shuffle, Perry has DJ’d all over the UK and abroad including Ireland, Denmark and Japan. Perry was also a resident DJ for many years at Messin’ Around — both at The Jazz Cafe and The 100 Club.