The London Funk & Soul Club
The Garage | Friday 7th October
Exclusive live performance from 12-piece Leeds afro-beat, dub & jazz band
Bringing their fusion of afro, jazz, soul & funk for their album launch show
Exploring the soul, funk and boogie of Roy Ayers’ music
Playing their finest selection of funk & soul classics
Just over a month since our last London Funk & Soul Club party, and what a night it was as Youngblood Brass Band, Lazy Habits, Dat Brass and our resident F&S Club DJs tore it up with their fusion of hip hop, brass, funk and everything in-between.
Well, we’re just about ready to get our dancing shoes out again for London’s biggest and best Funk & Soul Club… and with a variety of unmissable talent under one roof this is set to be a night to remember!
Heading up this funktastic line-up are none other than Wormfood favourites, Nubiyan Twist. This 12-piece band are set to provide a spellbinding performance with a mixture of afro-beat, dub, jazz and more. Hailing from Leeds, and founded by talented musician Tom Excell, this is sure to be a fun filled and lively performance that will keep you dancing all night long. Working and performing alongside huge acts such as Submotion Orchestra, De La Soul, Hot 8 Brass Band and Quantic to name a few, Nubiyan Twist have gained credible recognition as a live band not to be missed.
“Nubiyan Twist’s live show was an intense afrobeat, jazz party/workout with long improvised passages” Lost in the Manor
“Nubiyan Brandon’s vocals have the cool effect of a jazz diva, and Tom Excell’s arrangements focus and release the energy with aplomb” ft.com
Up next are the critically acclaimed 10-piece assemble, Lakuta, from the hugely-respected label Tru Thoughts. With members hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK, Lakuta is a truly global mix of musicians who draw on a deep love of jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a fierce, driving sound.Their upcoming album Brothers & Sisters , made in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber, is set for release in Summer 2016, with a number of remixes already on the way from the likes of Jaguar Skills (BBC Radio 1Extra), Steve Cobby (Fila Brasilia) and Wrongtom (Tru Thoughts). The lyrics are written in a mixture of Swahili and English and the unique female-led perspective is communicated passionately through the music and live performance… their energy will have the whole club raising the ceiling.
“Lakuta are first and foremost, world-class musicians. Their music has its basis in traditional afrobeat, but is infused with Latin rhythms, as well as western funk and soul” Brighton’s Finest
“A lovely new find… championing a more open-minded attitude to culture and tradition… topical and tropical” Blues and Soul Magazine
As if this wasn’t already enough, we’ve got Tom Central exploring the soul, funk and boogie of Roy Ayers’ music to keep the party going through the night… whilst our resident Funk & Soul Club DJs do what they do best, as they play their finest selection of classics to keep those feet moving and those bodies popping.
So dust off those dancing shoes and come join us for a night of unmissable live music at the Garage on Friday 7th October!