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The Coalminers

Friday 11th February 2022 - 9:00 pm

Music Charge: £16.00

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“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 six-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 singers 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" and the incomparable Sumudu, who includes work with the likes of Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Mike Lindup from Level 42 and most recently the iconic singer/songwriter Van Morrison, which has put her at the forefront of the UK vocal scene. 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), saxophonist Andy Ross (Incognito) 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


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