Flavoursome funk far into the night as the Funk ‘N’ Soul Show goes live with presenter, DJ, acclaimed actor and funkster about town Craig Charles whipping it up ’till 2am. Live set by special guests The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra!!!
The Astra Afrobeat Orchestra!!!
Special guest fanning the flames of funk tonight is the live 8-piece Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra. The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra formed in late 2007 when members of the Kidkanevil live show and First Word stalwarts Homecut began a series of late night afrobeat sessions at Leeds’ Sela Bar. It was out of these jam sessions that The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra was born, combining their love of afrobeat with their appreciation of the space jazz pioneers of the 70’s and the free jazz trailblazers of the 60’s, coupled with a hefty nod towards James Brown. Individually they have been lucky enough to Perform with the likes of Yarah Bravo, Gilad Atzmon, Jehst, The New Mastersounds, The Haggis Horns, Kidkanevil, Homecut, Kissey Asplund and Ty, to name a few.
See you down at The Band for the big night people!
Doors open 10pm.