For over ten years Lefties Soul Connection is considered to be one of the best and most dynamic garage funk and raw soul bands in Europe. They played at many well-known European venues and festivals like North Sea Jazz festival, Lowlands, Dour, Jazz Cafe London and Ancienne Belgique Brussels. In 2014 they also toured in Japan. To date the band released three albums: Hutspot (2006), Skimming the Skum (2007) and One Punch Pete (2011), and two EPs: V2 (2004) and Akathisia (2014). The band also released several 7”singles on vinyl, which are now considered to be collector’s items. In the last few years Lefties Soul Connection toured with singer Michelle David.
Currently the band is working on a new album with Michelle David. A release is planned for Spring 2017.
Onno Smit (guitar)
Alviz (Hammond organ)
Pieter Bakker (bass)
Cody Vogel (drums)
Michelle David (vocals)
Paul Willemsen (guitar)
While traditional numbers infused with a DDBB flavor have always been crowd-pleasing staples of the group’s repertoire, it’s the Dirty Dozen Brass Band’s willingness to look beyond the New Orleans songbook and find connections amongst a wider range of music that has endeared them to critics, fellow musicians and a multi-generational, global audience. They’ve been embraced enthusiastically by the jam-band followers at Bonnaroo as well as by the devotees who flock to the yearly New Orleans Jazz Fest. Acts like the Black Crowes and Widespread Panic have taken them on tour and artists from Dizzy Gillespie to Elvis Costello to Norah Jones have joined them in the studio.