Saturday 12th October 2019
£30.00 - £52.50
Lead guitar / vocals - Dell Richardson
Trumpet - Colin Graham
Keys - Robert Bailey
Bass guitar - Dino Walcott
Drums - Michael Crevier
Percussion - Tahoe Isaac
London during the 70s witnessed the band Osibisa - led by the Godfather of Ghanaian Afrobeat Teddy Osei - launch their unique brand of African fusion music on the world stage to an adoring public.
Inspired by West African and Caribbean roots, Osibisa became one of the first African Caribbean groups that appealed to a mainstream audience with their fusion of jazz, funk, calypso, Latin, pop and rock references. The definition of 'Osibisa' is the criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness and their hits include ‘Sunshine Day’, ‘Gong Gong Song’, ‘Dance the Body Music’ and ‘The Coffee Song’.
As their 50th anniversary approaches in 2019, Osibisa will release their first new album in 15 years, coupled with a new show celebrating the band's achievements and their 'happy music' ideology.
+ support: CECILIA STALIN
Swedish born London resident Cecilia Stalin's breakthrough came with Nu Jazz act Koop "Waltz For Koop" ft on Woody Allen's "Match Point" film soundtrack. Cecilia is actively working with her own live shows at The Barbican, Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, toured China, Brazil, US and Sweden but has also worked with pop artists like The Streets, Alicia Dixon, Cinematic Orchestra, Omar, recording collabs with Jazzanova’s Alex Bark, Bugz In The Attic's Daz-I-Kue, written for Max Factor & has had music out on labels such as Compost, Wagram, Jazz FM & Universal Music. Cecilia has released critically acclaimed album “Step like a giant” (a celebration of Mr.John Coltranes music) & after selling out Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club (MainStage) and opening for Gregor Porter in UK, she started her own label Step Like a Giant Music and her first release was project “The story of Love” (a celebration of great 60’s pop/brazilian/jazz songs) with basist Khari Cabral Simmons (India Aire). After releasing a 12’’ vinyl for Record store day with fantastic sales results they celebrated the release by doing an european tour where they played places like Fasching Jazz club & P2 Jazz radio to Sugarfactory live for Radio 6 in Amsterdam to Jazz FM & Pizza Express Dean Streets for the London jazzfestival with massive success. Since Cecilia has continues to expand on her career with doing workshops for Sonos/Royal Festival Hall/Step like a giant Music, singing for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Anthony & Cleopatra (Stratford upon Avon), performing at Another Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls for Gilles Peterson, The London Design Fair, written her first commissioned choir arrangement for Mirth Control (Women of the World Festival), hosted a Swedish Crayfeast party for the SouthbankCenter and started a live music & discussion event for creative professionals called The Fika Session.
Cecilia Stalin – vocals Ross Stanley – piano Laurie Lowe – drums Julian Crampton - bass
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