Thursday 26 May 2022
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£12.50 in advance £15 on the door
A night of raw, fun and energetic FUNK from ultra-experienced musicians that will have you up on your feet and leave you wanting more!
Taking you back to the time when music was driven by the bass riffs that hooked you in and drums that got you up on your feet.
A night of live music performed by FUNK-Ultra brings you a repertoire of songs by Cameo, Pleasure, The Meters, Teena Marie, Rufus & Chaka Khan, James Brown,The Fatback Band and many other classics from the best era for Funk, RnB and Soul. There is something for everyone who loves music at its finest and funkiest.
Funk-Ultra are a new 6-piece band of professional musicians formed and led by bassist Yolanda Charles. Yolanda has over 30 years experience that includes recording and performing with Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Marcella Detroit (of Shakespears Sister), Sinead O’Connor, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, BB King, Dave Stewart, Queen, Squeeze & Hans Zimmer. In 2020 Yolanda was awarded an MBE for her services the UK music industry!
Gareth Brown brings his extensive drumming experience to the show. You have no doubt already heard his work with Craig David, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Omar, Ms Dynamite, Mica Paris, Will Young, Alexandra O’Neil, Donna Summer, Shalamar, Frank McComb, Alesha Dixon, Paloma Faith.
Kim Murray (guitar) and Hamish Balfour (keyboards) complete the rhythm section. Their list includes work with legacy bands such as Odyssey, Temptations, The Sherelles, Boney M and Joyce Sims.
Decosta Boyce (vocals) known for his work as a solo artist and with 70’s legends Heatwave, Adele, Beverly Knight, Omar, Texas and Alexander O’Neil. Decosta is joined on vocals by young and beautifully talented Leanne Sandy .
Come out in funky stye and bring your dancing feet!