Following in the footsteps of modern New Orleans funk bands such as Galactic and Trombone Shorty, and drawing inspiration from Mardi Gras Indians and classic outfits such as James Brown, The Meters and Rebirth Brass Band, The Big Smoke Family have dedicated themselves to the funky sounds of New Orleans with a unique blend of horns, street beats, scratching and original compositions.
Electrifying performers and with credits that include Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Zigaboo, Courtney Pine and Joss Stone the BSF are some of the UK’s funkiest musicians.�
They can regularly be seen playing their residency at Ronnie Scott’s and The Magic Garden or at clubs like, Pizza Express LIVE, Hootanany and at Festivals like LJF, Bestival and Ealing blues.
DJ Manafiesta performs a danceable mix of Electro-Latin, Balkan & Afro-Diaspora beats, unified in a folkloric root within the broad church of ‘Global Bass’. From Punky free-culture origins, Manafiesta has played across Colombia, Mexico and South America, Europe, New York and more, gathering diverse and unique beats with an energy and love for the music.
Free before 7pm, £7 after