22 April 2009

Jazz Jamaica live at The Albany - Sat 25 April

Jazz JamaicaSaturday 25th April
Jazz Jamaica: Tighten Up!
@ The Albany
Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
£13.50 in advance
£17.50 on the door
Doors: 7.30pm

Gary Crosby's award-winning group Jazz Jamaica return to The Albany this Saturday 25th April with a brand new set: Tighten Up! They promise to raise the roof with their special blend of rocksteady, ska, jazz and pumping reggae grooves. Tighten Up! pays tribute to some of Jamaica's greatest artists and record labels, featuring all-time classics like: The Skatalites' "Guns of Navarone", Prince Buster's "Al Capone" and Harry J All Stars' "Liquidator".

Given the name of the new show, who better to provide DJ support than Mistah Brown from the Tighten Up reggae club (recently relaunched in Brixton) who will be joining Bid Mosaku (Rugged Tunes Sound System) to spin a selection of the finest Jamdown sounds.

The line-up for the gig will be:

Gary Crosby – Double Bass / Band Leader
Abram Wilson – Trumpet
Nathaniel Facey – Alto Saxophone
Denys Baptiste – Tenor Saxophone
Harry Brown – Trombone
Rod Youngs – Drums
Robin Banerjee – Guitar
Ben Burrell – Piano
Pete Eckford – Percussion
Zara McFarlane – Vocals

For more information and to book online visit: www.thealbany.org.uk

You can find out more about Jazz Jamaica and listen to some of their tunes on MySpace: www.myspace.com/jazzjamaica

09 April 2009

Eco-friendly club night on Easter Sunday - 12 April

This Bank Holiday Sunday (12th April) I will be DJing at Club Surya in King's Cross for the relaunch of The Reference Library club night.

You can expect to hear some fantastic soul, jazz, reggae and funk, as well as other soulful black music from the early 60s to the early 80s - all on original vinyl.

Surya is the world's first eco-friendly nightclub. It runs on green power and uses water-saving devices and carbon-friendly and recycled materials wherever possible. It even has a dancefloor that generates electricity when people dance on it via vibrating piezo-electric crystals!

Other DJs on the night are:

MISTAH BROWN (Tighten Up / Chick-A-Boom)
TEXAS RANGER (Bang Radio / Trojan Explosion)
MARK PROFESSOR (Trojan Explosion)
ANDREW IBI (Home Cookin' / Acknowledgement)
MR NODSTER (Sindecut)
VIRGO (Hoxton's Lost Society)

Full details as follows:

The Reference Library @ Surya
Sunday 12th April (Easter Sunday). 7pm - 3am
156 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JL (5 min walk from King's Cross)
FREE before 10pm then £5