The PB Underground are one of the hottest live bands on the circuit, and the launch of their new EP “Drums At The Front” at Under the Bridge on 28th June proved to be their most exciting gig yet, with a packed house gathered to watch the monster 10-piece lineup join together with a host of special guests vocalists. The show mixed all the band’s favourite hits from the last few years, such as Cybernet Situation (feat. Patrick Alan) and Which One To Choose (feat. Brendan Reilly), with never-before-heard tracks from their eclectic new EP. Highlights included 30 Days featuring Chenai Zinyuku (see video below), You Can Say and Little Man featuring Moni Tivony, Taste of Freedom with Tony Momrelle, and the PBUG’s scorching cover of Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot with guest rappers MOD and Hyville.
The PB Underground was nominated for Best Live Act in the Jazz FM 2012 Awards and has been favourably compared to giants such as Tower Of Power and Incognito. Here’s what the press have said:
“Near perfect timing, precision, energy and soloing that blows you out of the water. A funk revival is happening and this band should be king.”
-Fran Hardcastle, London Jazz
“A slick amalgam of funk and jazz riffing, loose enough to attract people who appreciate improvised music, and funky enough to satisfy a heritage funk audience. Biggin more than lived up to his cult drummer reputation… [the horns] were all on fire.”
-Stephen Graham, Jazzwise
The band’s EP follows hot on the heels of their successful first single Cybernet Situation and sellout shows at London’s top venues over the last few years, including Koko, The Jazz Café, Kensington Roof Gardens, The Pigalle Club, Village Underground and many more.