FUNK AT THE 100: REDTENBACHER’S FUNKESTRA + CROWD COMPANY + THE SOUL GRENADES + DJ PERRY LOUIS

A regular night featuring some of the best funk and soul bands & rare groove DJs on the scene. The last one was Sold Out so early booking is recommended!

REDTENBACHER’S FUNKESTRA
www.redtenbachersfunkestra.com

London based Redtenbacher’s Funkestra are the brainchild of highly acclaimed bassist and principal composer Stefan Redtenbacher.

With more ten releases under their belt they have over the past decade become a mainstay UK Jazz Funk band

Although their music is clearly leaning heavily on classic (Jazz) Funk, Stefan’s writing doesn’t labour under his influences and has managed to create his own brand of original Funk.

To fulfil his vision the records are featuring luminaries such as Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, the horn section of Prince – ‘New Power Generation (NPG) horns’ aka ‘Hornheads, horn players of Tower of Power and Incognito, guitarists Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Cory Wong (Vulfpeck), drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic), and last but not at the very least a collective of stellar London Jazz Funk musicians who form the basis of Funkestra.

An internationally performing band, they’ve played live worldwide. Recently they’ve teamed up with acclaimed soul singer Helena May to release ’Part of Me’.

‘Stefan, you know what the Funk is about’ (Fred Wesley – trombonist – James Brown)

‘Out and out spectacular Funk’ (Snowboy-DJ & percussionist)

CROWD COMPANY
www.crowdcompanyfunk.com

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 released album ‘Stone&Sky’ on the USA based Vintage League Music label, produced by Alan Evans (Soulive). And shortly will release a new live album ‘Live At The Jazz Café”.

“Excellent. Lowdown funk. We really like Crowd Company on the show” . Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6

“Smokin’ Grooves. A special album” Blues & Soul magazine

“If you want exceptional funk Crowd Company has it!” The Huffington Post

“At the forefront of the British modern funk scene. **** 4 stars” Music-news

“An absolute gem. **** 4 stars” Blues & Soul magazine

Named in the ‘Top 10 FUNK&SOUL albums of 2017’ by AXS

THE SOUL GRENADES
http://soulgrenades.com/

Based in London, hailing from Montenegro, Moscow, Hackney, Sydney and beyond, Soul Grenades have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the live scene and festival circuit. A veritable tornado of funk, the band boasts a super-tight rhythm section, a wall of brass and a burgeoning song book of original music. Fusing their many influences, encompassing crate-digging rarities to contemporary dance floor fillers, Soul Grenades deliver no-nonsense, hard-hitting funk and soul music. Soul Grenades are currently working hard on their second album, slated for a summer 2019 release. Their debut album Pullin’ the Pin received extensive airplay and critical acclaim worldwide.

DJ PERRY LOUIS

DJ Perry Louis is a legend on the UK funk scene , one of the UK’s top funk and soul DJs. He is the founder of the world famous Jazz CoTech Dancers. Perry has DJ’d all over the UK and abroad. Perry has appeared onstage with Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, JTQ, Jon Hendricks, Tania Maria, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings amongst many others.