Roy Ayers Ubiquity

  • Thursday | 19.12.13
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £23.00 adva...

Band on the Wall is delighted to present the funk and soul giant, and hailed prophet of acid jazz, Roy Ayers and his acclaimed Ubiquity band.

Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most-loved and respected jazz/R&B artists on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the ’60s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B bandleader in the ’70s/’80s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music has been sampled by music industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, and Ice Cube.

Ayers recently recorded with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Will Downing. Many of Ayers’ songs including “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,”, “Searchin”, “Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.

Roy Ayer’s Ubiquity

Roy Ayers—Vibes
Donald Nicks—Bass
Jamal Peoples—Keyboard
John Pressley—Vocals & Road Manager
Troy Miller—Drummer

Early Bird tickets available for this concert! The earlier you book the more you save. Last time Roy Ayers played at the venue tickets sold out fast so be quick!

This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.

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