Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The band’s three critically-acclaimed albums – Dap Dippin’, Naturally and 100 Days, 100 Nights – recall an analog era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records.
As distinguished as their recordings may be, however, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have truly become renowned thanks to their incredible live show, not to mention their relentless touring. And though it’s certainly no easy task to keep such a vast ensemble on the road, the band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide, from legendary venues like New York’s Apollo Theater, Beacon Theater and Central Park’s SummerStage to their show-stopping sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and WOMAD. AGMP and Band on the Wall are now delighted to present this great band at Manchester’s iconic Ritz venue.
JUST ANNOUNCED! The wonderful big band funksters The Haggis Horns are to perform as special guests! Blew everyone away when they played Band on the Wall last year – We reckon they’ll do the same this time around too! Doors open at 7pm and Haggis Horns will be on stage at 7.30pm so get there early!
A Band on the Wall Fundraiser Event. Advance booking strongly recommended.
* Please note admittance to this concert is strictly over 18s only.