7pm Doors+DJ Perry Louis
FUNK AT THE BRIDGE – The Haggis Horns (New Album launch) + Crowd Company + DJ Perry Louis
A night of top notch Funk&Soul at Under The Bridge with two of the UK’s leading&hottest bands on the scene – The Haggis Horns and Crowd Company. Plus DJ Perry Louis, a legend in the funk world. This gig is also the London New Album launch for The Haggis Horns. And Crowd Company will be playing songs from their newly released album.
Bring your dancing shoes for this funky Friday night!
THE HAGGIS HORNS
The Haggis Horns have been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they drew attention as a horn section on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds. They went on to form their own full band in 2004 and have three highly acclaimed funk fuelled albums under their belt, “Hot Damn! , “Keep On Movin” (First Word Records) and recently released “What Comes To Mind” (Haggis Records) . They have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.
Their NEW ALBUM launch is due out around the time of this gig, this is their Album Launch show.
Members of Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Robbie Williams, Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band to name a few!
“The best horn section in the world!” Mark Ronson
“Superb retro funk that really hits the spot” Daddy G ‘Massive Attack’
“Beer-battered funk that’s as good in the home as it is in the club” – The Nextmen
“Like Braveheart on horns” – bad MFs Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai
A modern take on vintage soul funk from highly acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company.
Crowd Company evoke the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s with dynamic energy, tight in the pocket grooves and catchy hook laden song-writing. With three soulful vocalists in the band lead vocal parts shift seamlessly and inventive vocal harmonies are often incorporated into the mix.
With 2 studio albums under their belt to great acclaim their upcoming 3rd album ‘Lowdown’ takes things to a new level with rich song-writing combined with catchy hooks, inventive vocals and tight grooves. The new full-length was co-produced by Alan Evans (Soulive, Ae3) and features the renowned Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom from US Grammy-nominated funk band Lettuce on Sax and Trumpet on all tracks.
Single releases from the album have met with rave reviews. BBC Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles has championed the band, playing songs from the album exstensively on his BBC radio show. The single Express 76 was included in his “Best Releases of 2019 “ show. Craig also selected the new album as one of his picks of “hot upcoming releases of 2020” special, previewing the single ‘A New Direction’.
“Crowd Company are knocking it out of the park. Excellent, top class!”
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.” Music-news
“An absolute gem” – Blues & Soul magazine
Crowd Company is just as much a powerhouse on stage as they are in the studio. They have toured with/ shared stages with the likes of George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Daptone Records’ Saun & Starr.
DJ PERRY LOUIS
DJ Perry Louis is a legend on the UK funk scene , one of the UK’s top funk and soul DJs. He is the founder of the world famous Jazz CoTech Dancers. Perry has DJ’d all over the UK and abroad. Perry has appeared onstage with Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, JTQ, Jon Hendricks, Tania Maria, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings amongst many others.