We’re throwing a special edition of the Band on the Wall Funk & Soul Club this month, with celebrated DJ and tastemaker Don Letts taking over spinning duties, plus a live set from reggae-funk-soul outfit, the Hempolics!
Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the current day. Don came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was during his DJ residency at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk DIY ethic and begun to make his first film – and in March 2003 was awarded a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.
He’s gone on to found ‘Big Audio Dynamite’ and present Culture Clash Radio on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The Hempolics are out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music; with their fat radio-friendly hooks, bumping soundsystem bass and a wanderlusty, ineffably real sound all of their own.
Over years of recording top international talent The Hempolics enigmatic leader, Grippa Laybourne, has been carefully honing his own masterpiece and selecting a gang armed and dangerous enough to execute it. The Hempolics caused an instant stir with their single ‘Serious’ which hit number one in the UK reggae charts and was playlisted on Massive Attack’s BBC takeover.
Craig Charles is no longer able to perform at this show as originally advertised.
To say sorry for the inconvenience, everyone attending will get a FREE DRINK* on us and receive via email a discount code for 50% off a ticket for one Craig’s forthcoming shows at Band on the Wall this Spring/Summer (May – September inclusive).
Existing ticket holders: if you would just prefer your money back we totally understand, refunds are available from point of purchase.
*pint of beer/cider, glass of house wine, single measure house spirit and mixer or soft drink
This is a standing show.