The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to The Wardrobe, Leeds with a full live set by one of the USA’s top funk bands The Pimps of Joytime live plus presenter, DJ, actor and funkster Craig Charles manning the decks ’till 3am with the planet’s funkiest tunes.
Over the course of the past four years, The Pimps of Joytime have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2010 and this year’s ongoing “All The Way Live” tour far exceeds the volume of previous years.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the Pimps of Joytime are paving their own unique path in the world. What do you do when there isn’t a phrase to describe your sound? You coin a new one of course! Janxta Funk, as Brian J describes it “is a style that is part gangsta, part janky.” Janxta Funk ranges from Latin inspired rhythms to deep funky grooves and hot dance beats laced with soulful melody and harmonies. Those who have experienced a Pimps show agree that you have to see the band live to truly understand their unique combination of musical elements, including afrobeat, rock, hip-‐hop and electronica. This summer The Pimps Of Joytime dazzled fans and critics with their performance’s at Bonnaroo, Joshua Tree Music Fest, High Sierra and Electric Forest to name a few.
Poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet, The Pimps Of Joytime’s new album, Janxta Funk! (June 21 – Wonderwheel Recordings) is a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament that real music is alive and kicking!
This show starts at 9pm but The Wardrobe’s cafe bar opens earlier for drinks, food and good times.
Tickets also available from The Wardrobe and Jumbo Records