The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections east of New York, producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, David Axelrod, Beck) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the hottest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, Dionne Warwick, Pee Wee Ellis, Jack White, Mark Ronson, Galactic and the James Taylor Quartet to name a few. These instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously blowing the roof off every venue they play!
2012 saw the bands second release for Acid Jazz records – The Fox – garner plaudits from scenesters and critics alike, including ‘Album of the week’ on JazzFM. An 11 date tour of the UK and Ireland followed, furthering their reputation as a live act not to be missed. 2014 will see the release of their third album followed by touring in the UK and Europe, as well as their first shows in the USA.
Deborah Bonham & Band – The Spirit Tour
To celebrate signing a world-wide deal with US label Spectra and, following a busy Summer which saw Deborah opening for Bad Company in Illinois on their 40th Anniversary Tour, she and her band set out on their UK ‘Spirit’ Tour, . Spectra will release her new album, ‘Spirit’ in the first quarter of 2014.
Mixed in Nashville by Mike Poole (The Mavericks, Robert Plant’s Band of Joy), the new album by this lady, another great Bonham family talent once again features her stunning band who also backed Paul Rodgers again earlier this year for his only UK for an entire set of Free songs, to the delight of the sold out audience, who had earlier watched Deborah’s own set, described as a “gutsy session full of raw power and emotion” by Phil Hewitt at the Chichester Observer).
The Bonham family tree is firmly rooted in musical tradition. First was John Bonham, the esteemed drummer for Led Zeppelin.
Check out Helen Bonham’s ‘Take Me Down’
This is Deborah Bonham video for the single ‘Take Me Down’ from the new Spectra Records album ‘Spirit’ due for release 11th March 2014 on all major Digital Retailers, Amazon, iTunes etc. Peter Bullick – Guitars & Mandolin, Marco Giovino – Drums (Robert Plant Band of Joy), Gerard Louis – keyboards, Ian Rowley – Bass. Rich Newman plays Marco in the video! Deborah actually wrote the song 15 years ago for a Fleetwood Mac Movie, so without the use of a Time Machine or Michael J. Fox’s Back to the Future De Lorean, Spencer Leigh’s guest on BBC Merseyside Radio Juke Box Jury show’s remark ‘Sounding like Patty Griffin on the Americana band wagon’ was a bit ‘Cart before Horse’! The band recently backed Paul Rodgers for a full Free and Bad Co set, on 3 concerts in aid of http://www.willowsanimals.com. Deborah and the band will be touring UK, Europe and USA throughout 2014, please see http://www.deborahbonham.com for tour dates and shop for CDs DVD & Vinyl. Press conference closer to the album release date will reveal an interesting guest appearance. Deborah’s previous 3 albums are available for Download at all Digital Retailers.
Pan-global sounds on a well crafted album packed with some impressive playing and some great moments’. Jazz Mann
After recent sold-out shows at the Pheasantry and Jazz Cafe POSK, the Jules Faife Quintet brings back its unique brand of World Flamenco Jazz to the Pheasantry.Influenced by guitarists like Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin and George Benson, Jules Faife has brought together these styles in his new album Compás, featuring Latin jazz pianist Alex Wilson, Zimbabwean drummer/ singer Kenny Chitsvatsva (Bhundu Boys) and flamenco singer from Seville, Fernando Pellon.
“They play with innate lyricism and breath taking interplay”“This virtuoso guitarist and his acclaimed band cook up a storm and explore a variety of flamenco styles. A show not to be missed.”
Check out this amazing rendition of ‘Get Carter’!