TUE, 17th JULY 2018

7.30pm - 11.00pm

£12.00 adv + bf




“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer,
songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area,
Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical
landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they
play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”

The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation’s Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences.

While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, With Sound of
Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those
soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60’s and 70’s.

Overall it’s heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA.

After a previous sold out London show Monophonics return to the UK, on the heels of their critically acclaimed new release “Mirrors”.


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 album ‘Stone&Sky’ on the USA based Vintage League Music label, produced by Alan Evans (Soulive). The album has received rave reviews and Radio airplay across Europe & the USA.

“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
“Sophisticated songwriting ,uplifting catchy hooks and devastating grooves” Music Culture
*Named in the “Top 10 Funk&Soul 2017” by AXS