SoulBox presents The Fatback Band live @ Proud Embankment in London
Saturday 8th Feb 2020, 10.30pm – 5am
DJ’s on the night will be
Fitzroy (Soul Survivors Magazine), Bigger (Mi Soul), Colin Williams (Southport), Peter P (CentreForce), Dave Stewart (LMR)
Info / Tables 0786111357 or email@example.com
Proud Cabaret Embankment (Under Waterloo Bridge – North Bank)
8 Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2AB
LONDON’S NEWEST VIP SUPER CLUB IS SITUATED DIRECTLY UNDER WATERLOO BRIDGE. PROUD EMBANKMENT OFFERS 2 STOREYS OF GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND STYLISED SOPHISTICATION
THE FATBACK BAND makes funky, orchestral soul music built for the live party circuit. Piloted by legendary bandleader Bill “Fatback” Curtis (percussion) and reinforced by Ledjerick Todd Woods (trumpet), Robert Locke (saxophone), Zachary (Zach) Guinn (bass, vocals), Darryl McAllister (guitar) and Desmond Humphrey (drums, vocals) James Forbe Keyboards Isabela Gordon (vocals), the group’s high-energy songs and live performances are raw, earthy and explosive, showcasing members’ improvisational skills and musicianship. Poetic lyrics are bolstered by an infectious groove that pumps blood through the heart of the Fatback Band and brings fans their feet. Throughout four decades, Curtis and his crew have revolutionized the foundations of dance, funk, soul, rap and R&B.
The band’s early hit ‘King Tim III (Personality Jock)’ is widely regarded as one of the first ever commercial rap singles and cuts of theirs like ‘(Are You Ready) Do the Bus Stop’ are believed to have played a part in the furthering of line dancing. Other big hits include, ‘I Found Lovin’, ‘Spanish Hustle’, ‘Is This The Future’, ‘Back Strokin’, ‘Wicky Wacky’, ‘Yum Yum’, ‘Keep On Steppin’ and ‘I Like Girls’. Of course, the Fatback Band are also disco pioneers who have had many dance floor smashes and merge jazz and beats with a touch of West Indies & Caribbean style, and were awarded the Soul Survivors Magazine “Best Soul Concert” for 2013 and is still in high demand, performing in London, New York City, Tokyo, Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco, Berlin and beyond. Often referred to as “The Last of the Great Dance Bands,” the group releases a fresh collection of music annually.