It’s a festive funk special as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks, plus special guests King Bee live!
King Bee is a seven piece funk band from Newcastle upon Tyne, formed in 2011.The outfit have been busy supporting the likes of Roy Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith as well as being featured extensively on Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show’ and BBC Radio 6 Music.
They also recently performed at the Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival with Omar, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Lee Fields and Craig himself!
King Bee are currently working on their second studio album, due to land next year.
Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for the New Year’s Eve shindig to top them all. Headed by the inimitable BBC Radio 6 Music host and veteran DJ, Craig Charles, NYE at Colston Hall will be an unforgettable funk, soul and retro grooves takeover.
Strut your stuff ‘til dawn with Craig’s Funk & Soul Club and his world-famous Trunk of Funk, or skank the night away with our very own Reggae Train in the Old Ticket Office. Over in the foyer, Soultrain DJs will be spinning the hottest soul, funk and disco classics for your dancing pleasure to celebrate their 25th anniversary in style. And to round it all off, experience the downright funky acid jazz of the James Taylor Quartet.
The Correspondents have just joined the bill with their unpredictable high octane dance music, as well as a substantial helping of cool from the one and only Don Letts!
With loads more acts and DJs to be confirmed, this will be the biggest, funkiest NYE party in the city.
LINE UP Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Soultrain 25th Anniversary DJ set James Taylor Quartet The Correspondents Don Letts + more tba
Colston Hall 19:00 - 03:00 Sun 31 Dec 2017 Limited earlybird tickets - SOLD OUT General release £42.49 incl. booking fee TICKETS: buff.ly/2g1Bvkt
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We’re taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks, plus special guest Bette Smith performing live!
Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Bette Smith reconnected with her musical roots in Memphis and Mississippi – and fulfilled a promise to her late brother in the process. Recording her debut full-length album in Mississippi brought her to the roots of the gospel she sang in the church and the soul music she heard on the block on hot summer nights music growing up on the corner of Nostrand and Fulton.