A night of funk and soul at the legendary 100 Club with some of the UK’s hottest bands and DJs.This night sees the return of 2 of the top funk bands in the UK – The Haggis Horns and Crowd Company.
THE HAGGIS HORNS
The Haggis Horns have been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they drew attention as a horn section on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds. They went on to form their own full band in 2004 and have three highly acclaimed funk fuelled albums under their belt, “Hot Damn! , “Keep On Movin” (First Word Records) and recently released “What Comes To Mind” (Haggis Records) . They have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.
Members of Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Robbie Williams, Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band to name a few!
“The best horn section in the world!” Mark Ronson
“Superb retro funk that really hits the spot” Daddy G ‘Massive Attack’
“Beer-battered funk that’s as good in the home as it is in the club” – The Nextmen
“Like Braveheart on horns” – bad MFs Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai
With fans including Gilles Peterson, Bill Curtis (Fatback Band), Quantic, Mark Ronson, Mr. Scruff, The Nextmen and more, this is one of the year’s essential funk releases daydream. Straight No Chaser
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’s album ‘Stone&Sky’ was released on the USA based Vintage League Music label, produced by Alan Evans (Soulive). The album has received rave reviews and Radio airplay across Europe (including BBC Radio 6’s Craig Charles) & the USA. The band have recorded a new album for release this Autumn. Expect lots of new songs from that album to be played on this night.
“If you want exceptional funk Crowd Company has it!” The Huffington Post
“Excellent, lowdown funk” Craig Charles BBC Radio 6
“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” by AXS
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.
DJ PETE BRADY
Pete is at the forefront of the scene in Northern Ireland and well known for his radio show and regular SuperFly Funk&Soul Nights.