Special Presentations


From time to time the band has been asked to put together special presentations –

Can You Handle it:   This tailor made presentation charts the history of groove from the Sixties through to Modern day beats. Chapter One, Adgroove is a non-stop segue of those  unforgettable hits that made people pay extortionate prices to wear Jeans again. Featuring “I heard it through the Grapevine”, “Shaft” and fortunately not Nick Kamen’s simultaneous entrance and exit from the world of pop, this section of the show moves onto great funk revivals recently featured on television adverts including such cuts as “It’s Your Thing”, and “I see you baby shaking your arse”. Della 60's

The next theme is The Rarity of Groove, Curtis Mayfield, The Ohio Players, Kool and the Gang, The Jackson Sisters and The Commodores all make an entrance with hits like Move on Up, Fire, For the Love of Money, Jungle Boogie, I believe in Miracles and Brick House. There are dedicated segued medleys to James Brown and Stevie Wonder and before you can stop grooving aglitter ball drops from the ceiling and disco takes the fore.

Disco Daze includes those ubiquitous hits from Rose Royce, The Brothers Johnson, Earth Wind and Fire, Heat wave and another special set made up of the hits of The Jacksons that neatly slips into the era that fashion forgot.

Yes the Eighties are fully represented by Souled Out  includes a collection of dance floor fillers from The Gap Bands “Outstanding”, The Fatback Bands “I found Loving” and Chaka Khans “Ain’t nobody” and “I feel for you”. By this time there’s no stopping the band as they launch into the final leg of the show, The Nineties and Beyond, featuring Acid Jazz modern classics from Jamiraquoi, Incognito and The Brand New Heavies. Garage hits that include “Deeper Love” Todd Terry’s “Something’s Going On” and Master at Work’s “To be in Love” finally ending with tracks recorded by Daft Punk, Superman Lovers (Starlight) The Shape shifters (Lola’s Theme) and Rhythm & Beat Grooves “Dance with you”, “Rock Your Body”, “Crazy in Love” and “Signs”. Even for those uninitiated to the dance floor this new show put together by the masters of funky vibe has something for everyone. Unless you’re super-glued to your chair.

With dancers and special guest artists like Angie Brown (Bizarre Inc)  and Katherine Ellis (The Freemasons) Big Funk City Story provides a full on show.

Short Presentations:

Woodstock:  As the name suggests the band performs a collection of the better known tracks from this seminal music event.  Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimmy Hendrix and Santana to name a few.

The Soul of James Bond: Some of the soulier more funky tracks emanating from the Bond Brand.

Welcome to the Cotton Club.  A short presentation of the fabulous music of Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington .

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Roots of Soul

Roots of Soul 1995 Cast

 

 

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Celebration of the Great David Jones …