Level 1 - Jazzheadchronic, Nik Weston, Brasstermind (live), Coalminers Brass Band (live), Brass Funkeys (live), Level 2 - Snowboy, Dean Rudland, Level 3 - Nik Weston, Huw 72, Basement / Rye Wax - Dom Servini, Scrimshire
Sat Jan 19 - The South London Soul Train stokes the engines up to 11, loads up the carriages and invite you to dance well harder y’all. The SLST welcoming 3, that’s right, 3 red hot live brass bands back to back to the 1st floor Live Stage and waits for the sweat to fall. "You know you love Brasssssssss!!!! Otherwise you wouldn’t be in here”. The Mighty BRASSTERMIND, Heavyweight COALMINERS BRASS BAND and Positively Good Time BRASS FUNKEYS tearing up the stage with brass sonic flare LIVE! The trio of righteous brass bands performing alongside your SLST host with the absolute most JAZZHEADCHRONIC + Mukatsuku Founder NIK WESTON. All artists joining forces to bring the audio heat, ALL NIGHT LONG at The CLF Art Cafe.
Plus (and as always), we got so much more on 4 floors. Part of our on-going mission to move your mind & body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The South London Soul Train.
LEVEL 1 - Set Times:
11:30pm - 00:45am: THE COALMINERS BRASS BAND (Live)
1:15am - 02:30am: BRASSTERMIND (Live)
3:00am - 4:15am: BRASS FUNKEYS (Live)
THE COALMINERS BRASS BAND
"From time to time I stumble on a band that totally blows me away...The sound they have put down is perfect" - Craig Charles - BBC Radio 2 Funk and Soul Show
With their dedication to what they like to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 7 piece band bring the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive, playing songs ranging from Professor Longhair to Allen Toussaint, Mardi gras parade anthems to Fats Domino Rock & Roll classics and the swampy funk of The Meters and Dr John. They take their name from the Toussaint/Dorsey song 'Working In A Coalmine'
The band features the brilliant singer Tommy Hare who has been burning a bright trail in the UK blues scene over the last few years. Sumudu has worked with the likes of Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, and most recently the iconic singer/songwriter Van Morrison has put her at the forefront of the UK female vocal scene.
The rest of the band is equally as impressive. Drummer / bandleader Pat Levett has played with Tim Minchin, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) and the Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Vocalist / pianist Arthur Lea, includes work with the likes of Bootleg Brass and Soweto Kinch on a massive and eclectic cv. Saxophonist Ben Somers has performed with Dr John, Seal and Taylor Swift, guitarist Rob Updegraff has recently been performing and recording with Sony artist Alani and can be heard on Jamie Cullum’s latest album alongside Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula, bass player Spencer Brown has performed with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes, Rebecca Ferguson and indie star Carl Barat.
10 piece brass band from Brixton playing New Orleans/soul/funk/afrobeat/grunge brass style party tunes!
Spirited Second Line Revelry, Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Soulful Jazz Funeral Marches, Pumping Brass Driven Funk!
The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. Formed in 2011, they have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including The O2 Brooklyn Bowl, Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s. Whether performing a powerful amplified stage show or as a totally mobile marching band, the Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.
They have recently launched their second album Rabble Rouser with a sold-out show at Rich Mix and a 14-date UK tour from Cornwall to Newcastle, featuring 13 tracks of original compositions by band members and unusual covers such as Gorillaz ‘Dirty Harry’ and Royce Wood Junior ‘Honeydripper’. Rabble Rouser marks the Brass Funkeys out as a trailblazer in the new generation of UK Brass Bands, while still holding true to the New Orleans sound.
“Brass has not been this good since that time Reel Big Fish covered A-Ha” – Noisey @ Glastonbury 2017
“Hugely enjoyable!” **** allaboutjazz.com “Rabble Rouser” review
Then on LEVEL 2 - Funk have mercy, 45 Vinyl souled out rabble rousers, DJs SNOWBOY + selector supreme DEAN RUDLAND deliver the funk and nothing but the funk on a booming system to create a righteous seismic event. A journey to the land that good times never forgot and you'll always remember. Long term super soul food guaranteed!
LEVEL 3 - S’all about too damn hot SLST residents - Mukatsuku records Founder, the outstanding NIK WESTON and long standing partner, the ridiculously talented DJ HUW 72 take you on another sublime globalistic Safari across planet groove. Hunting down the tunes that absolutely still matter and setting em on yehs. Beautifully savagely. Owwwww.
The South London Soul Train 4 floor line up completed in the RYE WAX / BASEMENT by DJs DOM SERVINI + SCRIMSHIRE from the highly influential record label WAH WAH 45s serving up more delicious piping hot joints from the worldwide underground. The absolute finest in soul, funk, groove and boogie - Strictly on the good foot.
The South London Soul Train (as always) All floors, will be taking, all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The South London Soul Train Runs 10pm - 5am / £5-13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place every Saturday night at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org + beyond.
MIN OF 500 TIX ALWAYS OTD!
NEXT EVENTS: Sat Jan 26 - The South London Soul Train with The Correspondents (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe. http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1196857
Sat Feb 02 - The South London Soul Train with Dat Brass (Live) + More at The CLF Art Cafe. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1196863
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho
Sun, 13 Jan 2019