Posts Tagged ‘afrobeat’

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Camilla is one many quality musicians that graduated through Trinity College Of Music, which we are able to enjoy their regular performances at various venues at the moment on the British jazz scene.  When Camilla George Quartet was formed in 2014 it has a modern edge whilst paying homage to the jazz tradition, with a bit of calypo thrown into the mix.  They was received well by the Supa Fine Radio http://csfr.playtheradio.com/ (online station) listeners as well by her fans and musicians alike.  Camilla George Quartet got to perform their music at venues throughout the UK such as Derry Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, The Vortex Jazz n the Round, Jazz Re:freshed, Ray’s Jazz and The Spice of Life.

“thoroughly enjoyable” by jazz legend – Courtney Pine

“Fantastic…Camilla and her group refresh parts others can’t reach by grooving, moving and then soothing. A wonderful debut!” – Gary Crosby, Founder and Artistic Director, Tomorrow’s Warriors

The follow up to the EP is thier debut album, Isang, will continue the rise of Camilla George Quartet on the jazz scene.  The CD Launch take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and it will feature the wonderful vocalist Zara Macfarlane.

Pizza Express Jazz Club | 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW | 20:30 | £15

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/choose-seats/camilla-george/5740470404

haggis-horns-bixton-gigOne of the finest funk bands this country has to offer in the Uk, The Haggis Horns!
They’e been tearing up dance floors with their northern funk sound by combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.  They have released 3 albums “Hot Damn” (2007), “Keep On Movin” (2010), and “What Comes To Mind” (2015).  If your at a lose end I highly recommend that you head down to Brixton for some quality funky vibes.  Just make sure you have your dancing shoes on.

Here is some reviews

“If you don’t move you must be dead” – DJ Speedy

“The best horn section in the world” – Mark Ronson

“Good stuff” – Gilles Peterson

“Mafnificently funky” – Quantic, Tru Thoughts

“Beer-battered funk that’s as good in the home as it in the club” Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai

“Totally Brilliant ” – Adrian Gibson Freestyle Records

“Brilliant very good on the floors” Mr Scruff, Ninja Tune

Check them out for yourself’s on Friday 21st October 2016 at The Blue Kitchen (Brixton) it Free Entry before 9pm otherwise £5 after.