The creaking sound of vintage vinyls is only the surface of The Sweet Life Society’s concept of sound. This eccentric act mixes contemporary tunes with old school “Cotton Club” gems; re-styling the Swing Music culture into a blend of electronic sounds, enhanced by the live performance of some of the best northern Italian Jazz instrumentalists. The band has recently signed with Warner Music Group and their first full length album was released last summer. They have toured in the United States and Canada in May 2014 with a special A/V set. In addition to this, they have rocked some of the most well-recognized English festivals (such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Lovebox, Wilderness, Latitude and Boomtown) with the full seven-piece live band.
It's time all you sinners went back to church. To a service where party is the new praising, where you'll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. get ready to sin, be saved and sin all over again.
Here comes the sucker punch! These sweaty brassophiles are taking over London and you better watch out. Expect the naughtiest noughties mashups, spine-tingling hip-hop licks, some tasty latin and tropical flavours, and a generous portion of original bass for your face. Inviting a couple of extra-special lip-splitting vocalists on the mic for the next few gigs, be warned - this is not for the faint-hearted.
Songs about eating people! Dancing on graves! Infidelity! But it’s not all bad news.
Manchester’s finest ethio-trad, folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop exponents have the skill, charm and (frankly) tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound.
Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have in Ríoghnach Connolly one of the most striking frontwomen on the scene at the moment (“Seldom has conspicuous greatness been more accessible” – Mike Butler, City Life).
A juggernaut of power blues stoner rock, milked from the beard of Zeus!
RUMPSTEPPERS regularly appear at the biggest festivals and parties in the UK, spinning just about any kind of tune from any era. They always bring unbelievable amounts of energy to the stage, intelligent eclectic mixing and mesmerizing vocal gymnastics.
Accordion toting five piece, Barbarella’s Bang Bang is a cacophony of carnivalistic delights. A combination of european gypsy folk and theatrical pop with roots in Eastern and Roman Europe, Barbarella’s Bang Bang provide a soundtrack of ecstasy for all occasions. Fronted by the stunning Barbarella the Bang Bang will take you on a ride from the eyes of a puppet in a world of lost lovers to bohemian dancehalls shadowed by broken suns.
They may be considered Bristol's newcomers, but having shared stages with the likes of: The Skints, Gentleman's Dub Club, Scroobius Pip and Akala, Regime have quickly earned their stripes alongside some of the U.K's finest live acts.
Tackling issues such as: drug abuse, arms dealing and government oppression, Regime speak directly to the hearts and minds of free thinking people. Social and political commentaries are blended seamlessly with hip hop, reggae and rock to make audiences jump, laugh and think.
Being raised on the likes of Rage Against the Machine, Dead Prez and The Roots has helped create this unique and ever conscious band.
Regime's debut album 'Push’, which was crowd funded by their loyal fan base, created a buzz for the band back in 2015. Since then they have been performing across the U.K and Europe extensively. Highlights for the band have included included: Glastonbury, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party and Shambala.
Spring 2017 will see the band release their second album and get back on the road from April onwards. With shows all over the UK and Europe to be announced, Regime look forward to making a big noise in 2017!!
BARAKA is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Dominica, Trinidad and Southern Ireland. Each musician contributes his individual sound and style - Reggae featuring a Kora and Djembe, Township with a Calypso bassline, Hilife with Blues Harmonica, Soca with Balafon and Flute. Baraka features musical collaborations that you are unlikely to hear with any other band. This is not just one person's music translated by backing musicians, as so many 'world' music bands seem to be. Baraka is edgy, experimental and innovative without losing sight of the fact that entertainment is the key.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
King Nommo features powerful senegalese vocalist Khadim Sarr and members of established bands such as Resonators , Lakuta and Voodoo Love Orchestra. Together this collective of Brighton based musicians create an original groove based music that is inspired by the raw energy and power of early, authentic afrobeat.
Expanding on Nigerian roots by drawing on influences from across the great African continent. From Bifal and Griots in the west to Ethiopiques in the east, King Nommo endevour to mould a music of the future by combining these roots with modern styles from jazz to funk, from dub to hip hop and far beyond!
Johnny Rotten and co. didn't invent punk, nah, it was birthed back in the 1920's and 30's. At least that's what Lucy and the Scamps would have us believe. This amazing six- piece from Brighton mix a furious blend of psycho and swing delivered at break neck speeds. There's the wonderful Bea, who plunks and thumps away at her double bass and occasional tuba. A clarinet player called Pat Popov who blows lush melodies from his walrus moustached mouth in harmony with Lip busting trumpet from Des, The banjo player Richard is an ex-clockwork orange gang member and it shows. The drummer, Lewis, has non stop rubber arms. At the helm of this troupe is a dark eyed beauty called Lucy with a voice that could level mountains. Look out world, the Scamps have arrived.
The Chicken Brothers are more than your average musical experience—these two DJ/Producers are more animated than the entire Disney Pixar back catalogue!
Serving up the best mechanically recovered beats in a free range-remix sauce, with a healthy dollop of turntable trickery and organic interactions, the feathered brethren have developed a gastronomic following with an all-you-can-eat offer on food related puns.
This feathered duo have taken their unique brand of party music to UK festivals Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Shambala, Glade, Beatherder, Bestival, Festival Number 6, Kendal Calling, Noisily, Knockengorroch, Swingamajig, Shindig and the Edinburgh Fringe plus international gigs in Italy, Spain and Australia—keep an eye as these chooks can fly!
Blending high energy neo-90’s Breakbeat & Dub sounds using electronics alongside live percussion, polyphonic effected guitar, stomping bass and soulful, deep vocals, Innereyefull are turning heads and pack a punch. Their message is one of positivity and the belief that music is one of the most powerful instruments at mankind’s disposal and should be used to unite and uplift.
Immerse yourself in a continental cocoon with the infectious sound of Gypfunk. This quirky quartet from North Devon perform curiously engaging French songs with shades of chanson, upbeat swing-shuffle and balkanesque cool. Drift into Gallic reverie as Michel Leclerc’s atmospheric accordion pours Parisian flavour over slick garlicky bass and drum grooves - courtesy of the enigmatic Gingembre and Monsieur B. Singing in French, charismatic frontman Moustache brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye – et voila! an irresistible urge to clap, tap and tango.
The Gypfunk repertoire embraces the best of contemporary French tunes calling upon some of the classic French artists when the mood is right – Brel, Cabrel, Aznavour. We have some great original songs too, which often tackle the unexplored hinterland of modern living and the human condition. Gypfunk are fearless in our quest to address such thorny issues as spiders in the urinal and the phenomenon of nose froth, experienced when drinking a cappuccino. There’s plenty more where they came from.
Miles Metric is a DJ/Producer, immersive actor and professional unicorn. Having started DJing in Bristol in 2009, he has smashed clubs and houseparties with his unique style of 4/4 madness, and has recently moved to London to take his music to the capital. With a passion for good quality music in all genres, Miles plays sets from bass-heavy house, techno, disco, garage, deep house, dubstep, indie, hip hop, DnB/jungle and IDM.
The Disco Funk Dj/Producer supergroup fronted by Slim Chance has been storming the London club scene on a weekly basis since 2009 and a regular on the UK festival circuit, Slim Chance pulls out all the stops for this new project to bring the most unique and versatile set of fresh disco with a modern twist on the classics.
The glorious Sunday Soul Service returns!