Sept 23: FUNK STATION @ 229 with:
Smoove & Turrell + Crowd Company + Gracie + DJ Calamity Jade
A monthly Funk&Soul night at 229 in Central London. Born out of the popular Funk at the Forge nights
this is a new monthly night featuring the best live bands and DJs.
The new programme of dates kicks off with a bang with one of the hottest bands on the scene Smoove&Turrell headlining the night. Also on the bill is acclaimed London band Crowd Company previewing songs from their upcoming new album. Plus opening the night is hot young band Gracie. To top it off one of the top Funk&Soul DJs in Italy , Calamity Jade, flies over from Milan to spin funk, soul and rare groove 45s.
Tickets £10 ADV // Link: Here
+++SMOOVE & TURRELL+++
Smoove and Turrell are at the peak of their funk and soul powers, with several singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and stations across Europe. Crown Posada, their latest album, infuses their northern soul and funk style with other influences whilst still maintaining the band’s signature sound. It has received rave reviews from the music press.
“To say Smoove and Turrell are one of the greatest modern Soul acts to emerge from the UK would be an understatement.” Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music)
A modern take on vintage soul funk from acclaimed 8 piece London band Crowd Company. Brimming with energy with catchy hooks and tight grooves the band combine a Hammond organ based sound with a virtuoso horn section, soulful lead and harmony vocals.
Crowd Company release their new album ‘Stone & Sky’in October 2017. Their previous album ‘Now Or Never’ enjoyed radio airplay and excellent reviews.
“Excellent, lowdown funk” BBC 6 Music
“Smokin’ grooves” Blues&Soul magazine
Formed in Leeds GRACIE explores a spectrum of funk, neo-soul tones, hip hop and jazz, fronted by singer songwriter Grace Convert. Taking a collaborative process of arrangement and drawing from a wide variety of popular genres the group present a unique sound including playful live instrumentation and emotive vocals.
++DJ CALAMITY JADE++
Hailing from Milan, Italy, DJ Calamity Jade is a leading DJ on the European funk scene. She is a DJ, Radio Host and manager of WIllWork4Funk promotion agency.
From spinning in leading clubs of Italy’s funk/soul circuit, to guesting in club nights abroad in Italy, UK, France, Germany or opening/closing for acts such as The New Mastersounds (UK), The Mighty Mocambos (DE), Myles Sanko (UK), Haggis Horns and more, Calamity Jade has been incessantly bringing her bags of vinyl goodness to the most discerning ears and funky dancefloors.
FUNK STATION @ 229 with: Smoove & Turrell + Crowd Company + Gracie + DJ Calamity Jade
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