Friday 11th September 2020 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
“The sound they have put down is perfect”
Craig Charles, BBC Radio 2
With their dedication to what they like to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 5 piece band, with their unique mixture of New Orleans Groove and Funk, bring the rhythm and soul of the deep south (that's Louisiana, not Brighton...) alive. As well as a Jazz/Groove/Blues rhythm section second to none the group also features the brilliant singer/guitarist Tommy Hare, the striking 6'6" vocalist who describes his life's work as "mastering the great American musical traditions of blues, rock & roll, country and soul" (singer Sumudu will not be joining us this time for this slimmed-down version of the lineup). And the rest of the band is equally as impressive, featuring drummer Pat Levett (Jon Cleary, Tom Jones and Zigaboo Modeliste/The Meters), the brilliant singer/pianist Arthur Lea (Bootleg Brass, Soweto Kinch) who has a US solo recording on a massive and eclectic cv, guitarist Rob Updegraff (Jamie Cullum) and bass player Spencer Brown (Rebecca Ferguson, Carl Barat). If recent gigs are anything to go by this highly impressive line-up are guaranteed to raise the roof!
"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; “Tommy Hare...just oozes charisma. He has already sung with members of the Rolling Stones and has a classic rock, soul, blues voice. People came and said ‘whoa, he’s a star’” GetWestLondon; "Riotous uplifting funk bursting at the seams, plus raw powerful vocals. Get down to the Coalminers immediately!" JazzFM