Lovely gigs happening next week Saturday.Rehearsals are going really well and the band sounds REAL Phat and FUNKY just as the music used to be played.
The dates are as follows:
3 Oct 2006 19:00
The Battersea Barge,Nine Elms Lane, SW8 5BP, behind the Fed Ex Building, London, SW8 5BP
7 Oct 2006 19:00
The Jazz Cafe London,5 Park Way, , London, NW1 7PG
Cost: £17.50 advance. Call 0870 060 3777 for Tix.
BRIT FUNK REUNION featuring: BEGGAR & CO + CENTRAL LINE + SAVANNA + CAMELLE HINDS + ORPHY ROBINSON-
2 serious night of Jazzfunk and soulful vibes from some of the pioneers of the Brit Funk era... Beggar & Co was formed by founder Light Of The World members, Kenny Wellington, Breeze McKrieth and David Baptiste.Beggar & Co sold over 100,000 copies and earned the writers gold records but more importantly put them on record alongside major influences like Kool And The Gang, Brass Construction, Earth Wind & Fire.CENTRAL LINE had huge international hits with
"Walking in sunshine" and " Nature Boy" Bassist Camelle hinds going on to have a successful solo career as a vocalist.ORPHY ROBINSON a founder member of classic Brit Funk band SAVANNA who had two hits in the early eighties with "I can't turn away" and "Never let you go" cementing there place in U.K Black music history.Orphy went on to achieve great success as a a top international Jazz musician recording for historic U.S Jazz label Blue Note Records.There will be a few very special unannounced guests appearing on both nights.Get there early as theses gigs have generated quite a buzz on the underground scene.
Breeze McKrieth - guitar/vocals David Baptiste - saxophone/flute/vocals Kenny Wellington - trumpet/flugel/vocals, Fayaz Virji - trombone Peter Hinds - keyboards Toby Baker - keyboards, Camelle Hinds - bass/ lead vocals Henry Defoe-guitar/vocals Orphy Robinson - vibraphone/percussion Lynton Beckles - lead vocals Perry Melius -