Funk Station 229: The Filthy Six, Crowd Company,Gracie Convert, DJ Perry Louis
Saturday 10th March 2018
Tickets: £6 adv available through EVENTBRITE
FUNK STATION 229 – A regular night featuring the best funk and soul live bands and DJs.
Featuring THE FILTHY SIX + CROWD COMPANY + GRACIE CONVERT + DJ PERRY LOUIS
THE FILTHY SIX
The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts on the scene. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections around, producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, Mavis Staples, Foo Fighters) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have worked with some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Beck, David Axelrod, Mark Ronson, Jill Scott, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Mumford & Sons, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Spector, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Antibalas, Spiritualized and the Atomic Bomb Band to name but a few. These instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously tearing the roof off every venue they play. Their third studio album – More Filth (Acid Jazz Records) – has taken the band out on the road in the UK, Europe and the USA, receiving airplay on BBC 6Music (Huey Morgan, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show), BBC Radio London and Jazz FM. The album is undoubtedly their filthiest yet, jam packed full of Soul Jazz workouts and heavy funk grooves scientifically engineered to have you moving and grooving so hard you’ll burn holes in not 1 but 2 pairs of boots and a large chunk of that dance floor too. Bad. Ass. The end of 2017 also saw the Filth’s track ‘Mr Morris’ feature on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol 5, out now on Freestyle Records. Let’s see what 2018 brings…
“A vintage gem… consummate musicianship, groove, style and panache… an overwhelming motoric jazzer! ” 4/5 – Blues & Soul Magazine
“Impressive Soul Jazz sounds… A groove monster!” – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show BBC 6Music
“Hip, funky and soulful…simultaneously deep and joyful.” **** – Shindig Magazine
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.
“At the forefront of the British modern funk scene. **** 4 stars” Music-news
“An absolute gem. **** 4 stars” – Blues & Soul magazine
“If you want exceptional funk Crowd Company has it!” The Huffington Post
“Excellent, lowdown funk” Craig Charles BBC Radio 6
“Sophisticated songwriting and tons of uplifting catchy hooks and devastating grooves” Music Culture
*Names in the “TOP 10 FUNK&SOUL ALBUMS OF 2017” by AXS
Singer/songwriting Gracie Convert blends old school Soul with a more contemporary fusion of R&b and Jazz.
Her vocal talents have won her high accliam and at this gig she will be showcasing material from her forthcoming new release.
FUNK STATION 229
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