Friday 8th October 2021
£30.00 - £50.00
Line-up: LAURENCE COTTLE bass; MIKE BRADLEY drums; CHANTAL BROWN vocals; ANDY GREENWOOD trumpet; KEVIN WEDRYCHOWSKI trumpet; TOBY STEWART tenor sax; PIERS GREEN tenor sax; CLAIRE McINERNEY bari sax; TIM ROSE guitar & GRAEME TAYLOR keys
Toby Stewart’s Monsters On A Leash celebrates the music of Tower of Power and will take you on a musical journey with classics like: ‘What is Hip?’, ‘Soul Vaccination’, ‘Knock Yourself Out’, ‘Soul With A Capital S’ ‘A Little Knowledge’ and many more!
The San Francisco Bay Area in August 1968 was the birthplace of a unique blend of the sounds, Motown, Stax and James Brown…Urban Soul Music become known around as Tower of Power. The band's early hits include ‘You’re Still a Young Man’, ‘So Very Hard To Go’, ‘Soul Vaccination’ and ‘What is Hip?’. The Tower of Power Horns have featured on albums by Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Aerosmith, Neil Diamond and 100’s more! From 1968 to this day they continue to record and tour taking their ‘Oakland Style Soul’ or ‘Urban Funk’ across the world playing over 200 dates a year!
The Monsters have had the honour of performing/headlining at Swansea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Guildford Jazz Festival and have held London residencies at the legendary Half Moon Club and The Spice of Life.
“Toby Stewart’s Monsters On A Leash finished the night with their energetic rendition of the soul and funk music of Tower of Power. (Their vocalist’s) ... powerful voice and range was remarkable. ….. the band has clearly attracted a sizeable following. Their many fans were dancing in the aisle” - Jazz Journal