Friday 8th November 2019
- Saturday 9th November 2019
£20.00 - £52.50
“A funk revival is happening and this band should be king”. London Jazz
The PB UNDERGROUND (PBUG), led by drummer extraordinaire Pete Ray Biggin, are at the forefront of the New Wave of Funk and the UK’s hottest funk sensation. Recently nominated Best Live UK Show Of The Year for the Jazz FM Awards, the band released an album ‘Stand Up’ to rave reviews.
Vocals - Emma Smith
Vocals – Ashton Jones
Vocals – Alex Buchanan
Drums – Pete Ray Biggin
Bass- Bill Banwell
Guitar – Max Odonnell
Keys- Carl Hudson
Trumpet – Dan Carpenter
Trombone – Tom Dunnett
Sax – James Gardner Bateman
The band is led by star drummer Pete Ray the band’s MD and predominant songwriter – a drummer of cult status as a member of the drummerworld.com elite, and a regular performer with bands including Level 42, Incognito, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson.
Since forming in 2008 the band has been taking the UK funk scene by storm, building its loyal fan base and sweeping reviewers off their feet in a blitz of energy, showmanship and ferocious musical talent. The PBUG musicians are a who’s who of the hottest session players on the London scene.
The band have toured worldwide and sold out shows at the likes of Under The Bridge and Jazz Café.
“This was a slick amalgam of funk and jazz riffing, loose enough to attract people who appreciate improvised music, and funky enough to satisfy a heritage funk audience” Jazzwise
+support (early shows): Vertaal
THEO HOWARTH keys AJIT GILL drums LOREN HIGNELL sax SEVERIN BRUHIN bass LUCA GIANASSI guitar
Spiritual jazz-funk duo, flirting with the sounds of hip-hop, electronic soul and all kinds of exotic melody. An eclectic host of guest players, captivating songwriting and a flawless on-the-fly live show make for a truly energising musical experience - coined as ones to watch for 2019 (Jazz Re:freshed).
Vertaal (Ajit Gill and Theo Howarth) are a progressive, jazz-funk duo, flirting with the sounds of hip-hop, electronic soul and all kinds of exotic melody.
Taking influence from artists such as Yussef Kamaal, Haitus Kaiyote, Robert Glasper and Alfa Mist, their ‘on-the-fly’ live shows feature an eclectic host of guest players and improvised interpretations of original songs making for a truly energising and unique musical experience every show.
Tell us what you think of PBUG (PB UNDERGROUND) , +support (early shows): Vertaal below..