Sunday 24th July 2022
Doors open: 6.30pm £10 + booking fee
Tickets available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/542880
Hailing from South London, Soul Immigrants are fine purveyors of energetic soul, jazz, funk and beyond. Masterminded by Nitin Sawhney and singer/guitarist Emrys Baird, who cut his teeth with the legendary FUNK AMBASSADORS (backing the JB'S on their first ever UK tour in the late 80's hence the Fred Wesley connection who appears as a special guest on their last single.
Since they reformed in 2011 they have been quietly turning out vinyl only 45's on their own label Dry Rooti Records as well as having recorded for labels such as Saxology, Lateralize, Sticky records and Lipstick Cologne. They have also been been on tour with the likes of US3, Steve Cropper and Osaka Monaurail. The shows are always a gritty, fat and greasy affair! The band recently got back into swinging fashion with two fantastic sounding 45 rpm singles 'The Ghetto' (There's No Way Out) An Afro-Funk barnstormer and the P-funk inspired 'Yard Of Hard'. Regulars at the club expect some tough grooves and exciting soloing!
Line-up: EMRYS BAIRD guitar/vocals, DEE BYRNE alto sax, AL GIBSON bass, keys; DAVID BOUET drums
You guys are fierce! *Carleen Anderson*
Glad to have been on your funk fuelled 45 ! *Fred Wesley *
I Like the way sing! You're a Soul Brother Too! *Charles Bradley*
You've got your grooves on boys! *Steve Cropper*
It's good to see Sunk Without The Funk from The Soul Immigrants finally committed to vinyl. This will have longevity In many DJs record boxes *Snowboy*
You're in my Top Ten best singles for November! *DJ Dom Servini Wah Wah Records Boss*.