Sunday 9th January 2022
SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC SESSION presents EVERY SUNDAY Upstairs @ Ronnie's a roster of live music programme featuring bands playing swing to New Orleans funk.
Tickets are £11 advance, £14 at the door
Door time: 6:30pm, Start time: 8:00pm
Line-up: ROY PFEFFER drums; GAVIN BROOM trumpet; TONY ‘RICO’ RICHARDSON saxes; ROSS EWART guitar; HOLLEY GRAY bass
The Big Smoke Family are purveyors of voodoo funk - a unique mix of punchy horns, heavy street beats, chants and samples.
Following in the footsteps of modern New Orleans funk bands such as Galactic and Trombone Shorty, and drawing inspiration from Mardi Gras Indians, James Brown and the Meters.
They are electrifying live performers with credits that include Dr. John, Maceo Parker and Ernest Ranglin and their renowned show sees them regularly sell out Ronnie Scott’s, The Hootananny, London Jazz Festival and many more.
Following the release of their recent single “Twitchy”, they appeared at Ronnie Scott’s for three dates supporting Booker T Jones on the London leg of his UK tour.
Tonight, The Big Smoke Family celebrate the launch of their new single “Hu-Ta-Nay”. A tribute to Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr.
“This band is the bomb” - Booker T Jones
“Keeping Funk Alive” - Galactic New Orleans
“Nola-tastic” - The New Mastersounds
“Get ready to move” - Jazz FM