Saturday 1st June 2019
£20.00 - £52.50
RC Williams - keys
Braylon Lacy - bass
Cleon Edwards - drums
Miracle Foster - vocals
Durrand Bernarr - vocals
The Gritz Band is more of an eclectic super-group than your average hip-hop band. Known by some as Erykah Badu’s band & founded in 2004 by bandleader, RC Williams, the group is made up of a diverse mix of musicians from across Texas whose repertoire includes R&B, Hip-Hop, and Soul Music.
RC Williams is a maestro. He has a natural talent for making music and a work ethic that is second to none. He understands all the intricate pieces of the narrative and is able to weave them together seamlessly. He does so regardless of the genre of music. And he gives a powerful performance if the crowds consist of thousands, or a circle of close friends.
Raised by a family of professional musicians in Dallas, TX, RC attended the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School. A school renowned for producing extraordinary talent, he focused on Jazz and synthesizer combinations. Over time his dedication and effort led to an opportunity to tour with internationally celebrated gospel group, God’s Property.
That experience opened the doors for Williams to tour and perform alongside such great artist as Erykah Badu, Snoop Lion, Prince, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Pharell Williams, Mos Def, and Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Dwele, Raheem Devaughn, Bilal, Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, just to name a few. As well as being a touring musician Williams has also received multiple GRAMMY® nominations for producing and writing.
Currently he is working with his group Tha GRITZ. They have recently completed their first album and it features Snoop, Raheem DeVaughn, AD.d + and Ms. Erykah Badu. He is also a core member of Erykah Badu’s electronic production group, the Cannabinoids. With these duties he also tours with Ms. Badu as the musical director for her legendary live show.
Don’t miss this incredible show
support (early): Yakul
James Berkeley (vocals and keys)
Tom Caldwell Nichols (bass)
Sam Hughes (drums)
Leo Utton (guitar)
Taking as their core influences the likes of J-Dilla, D’Angelo and Hiatus Kaiyote, Brighton based four-piece Yakul already cut an idiosyncratic figure in British music. Marrying introspective and emotive lyrics with deep grooves and jazz-infused progressions, they’ve created a sound that is peerless in its musical depths and its voracious fusion of styles and vibes from across the musical spectrum. Following their two critically-acclaimed single releases in 2018 (‘Realigned’ and ‘Bad Karma’), Yakul have picked up a growing reputation on the live circuit, further cementing their status at the forefront of the international resurgent neo-soul movement. April 2019 saw the release of the lush and colorful ‘Daydreaming’, the first single to be taken from their debut EP Getting Late which is arriving in late July.
Tell us what you think of RC and the Gritz (Erykah Badu's band), support (early): Yakul below..