Livestream at 8.15pm, Friday 21st December:
4 NIGHT, 8 SHOW CHRISTMAS RESIDENCY FOR ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF FUNK - THE LEGENDARY FRED WESLEY AND HIS NEW J.B.s!!!
1st house: Doors 6pm, DJ 6pm, FRED WESLEY & THE NEW J.B's 7.30pm, Doors Close 9pm.
2nd house: Doors 9.30pm ,FRED WESLEY & THE NEW J.B's: 10.15pm, Late Late Set: Midnight-late.
FRI - SAT
1st house: Doors 6pm, support 7pm, FRED WESLEY & THE NEW J.B's 8.15pm, Doors Close 10pm.
2nd house: Doors 10.30pm ,FRED WESLEY & THE NEW J.B's: 11.15pm, Late Late Set: 1am-3am
Line-up tbc but likely:
FRED WESLEY & THE NEW JBS
FRED WESLEY leader/trombone/vocals
BRUCE COX drums
DWAYNE DOLPHIN bass
PETER MADSEN, keys
REGINALD WARD guitar
GARY WINTERS trumpet
PHILLIP WHACK tenor sax
Fred Wesley is the trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred’s work with the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world’s funkiest trombonist. He is also famed for his work with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Parliament, Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & Cameo.
Along with Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley makes up the classic JB’s Horns who guest with other artists such as Lenny Kravitz, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
Fred Wesley is responsible for many rare groove anthems such as “House Party”, “Blow Your Head”, “Use me”, “Same Beat”, “Rockin’ funky watergate“, “Damn Right I am Somebody”, “J.B. Shout”, “I’m Payin’ taxes, What am i Buyin’ “, “Breakin’ Bread”, “(It’s not the express ) It’s the JB’s Monaurail“, “Watermelon Man”, “Doing it to Death”, “You can have Watergate just gimme some bucks and I’ll be Straight”, “More Peas”, “Get on the Good Foot”, “Four Play”, “Up for the Down Stroke”, “Sat Blow by Blow Backwards”, “We cam to Funk ya” and many more.