Fresh for 2017, we’re back with an all live lineup. 3 bands with styles as diverse as it gets; Reggae and Dancehall, Funk and Soul, and the headliner being the most foot stomping, stampede inducing band from the Northern territories.
Yin yang magic gang
Addictive, seductive mayhem from Sheffield
Bison is a nine-piece, horns-front, hoof-stomping beast, the hardest working band in Sheffield, and masters of the ancient and noble art of party-starting. Since their inception in 2004, Bison’s legendary live shows have earned them a dedicated following all over the UK and beyond.
Bison’s sound has been described as ‘ska with a je ne sais quoi’, an updating of the soul and reggae-influenced pop bands of the post-punk era, with a measure of the adroit lyrical wit and realism that has become a hallmark of Sheffield bands like Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys.
With five albums’ worth of tunes bursting with pop hooks and inventive arrangements, unstoppable energy and one of the biggest sounds around, Bison will stampede all over you. All hail!
Heavyweight Funk & Soul grooves
Purveyors of heavyweight funk and soul grooves with a contemporary edge, Soul Grenades are quickly establishing themselves as one of the most dynamic live acts on the scene. Fronted by veteran soul vocalist Sabina Challenger (featured on The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show), the band boasts a rock-solid, super-tight rhythm section, blistering horns and a burgeoning song book of future classics.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed EP last year, which received airplay internationally, the band have been back in the studio working on their debut album, which is scheduled for release spring 2017.
Soul Grenades have performed at some of London’s most prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The 299 and The Forge, and are currently securing festival dates for summer 2017.
Ying Yang Magic Gang
Zombie Dub // Dancehall // Reggae // Roots // Jungle
All the things to make you groove with a collection of Talented London based musicians including MC Spee of Dreadzone and Natty Campbell from Reggae Roast.
DJ duties all night fall to The ASBO Disco
Friday 24th February 2017
95 Efra Road, Brixton.
Free entry before 10pm. £5 after. £6 non members. 21+