SMOOVE & TURRELL + CROWD COMPANY + DJs NOBLE & HEATH
Early Bird Advance Tickets: £13 + booking fee
Full Admission Advance Tickets: £15 + booking fee
Smoove & Turrell celebrate 10 years as one of the UK’s most popular live funk & soul acts with a new album; Solid Brass – 10 Years of Northern Funk.
The band are touring this album throughout 2019 and come to Under The Bridge for a very special gig. With support from acclaimed funk band Crowd Company and top DJs Noble&Heath.
“To say Smoove & Turrell are one of the greatest modern soul bands to emerge from the UK would be an epic understatement” – Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
Gritty and powerful, Smoove & Turrell make no attempt to sound or look like anyone else – not for them the sharp suits and trumpet twirls of some of their peers. Instead you get a wildly talented and vital crew of larger than life Geordie lads taking their rightful place on the international soul scene having already become figureheads within the UK.
It’s through their dedication to live performance that Smoove & Turrell have really built solid foundations though. Playing at some of the biggest festivals in the UK and Europe (including Glastonbury, Bestival and Trans Musicales in France), plus support slots with the likes of Chic (Nile Rodgers) and Charles Bradley, and worldwide tours in 2015, 2016 and 2017 that has allowed the band to gain a huge and dedicated fan base that only hard work can deliver.
“Buzzy, danceable, contemporary northern soul” – The Guardian
Acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company play a modern take on vintage soul funk.
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 released 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 and was named in the ‘Top 10 funk & soul albums of the year’ by AXS.
“Excellent. Lowdown funk. We really like Crowd Company on the show” . Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6
“If you want exceptional funk Crowd Company has it!” The Huffington Post
“At the forefront of the British modern funk scene. **** 4 stars” Music-news
DJ support will come from London’s finest Noble & Heath. Committed collectors, the girls have brought some much needed freshness to dance floors all over London, stepping up the tempo one 7″ at a time, spinning the very best in soul, Northern, funk, modern and crossover all mixed together with a healthy dose of disco, and the kind of soulful shenanigans that keep you out ’til the lights come on. Expect unashamed energy and rascal-ish behaviour from the outset. The pair host a radio show on Mi-Soul Connoisseurs and have regular residencies around London.