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Funk Night at The Town Hall

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Play that funky music right boy
Funk Night sounds a little bit cringe and walks the thin line between 'bad' 70's music and 'good' 70's music. If the Jackson Five were your kind of thing then great, but Funk Night isn't a celebration of the legend that is MJ and his talented siblings, it is in fact a new evening coming to the Town Hall with this century's exciting bands who know how to play the sax.

At 7.30pm the music starts, and the line-up includes the following bands who will be playing a completely live set.

The Brand New Heavies are the experienced band, who've got the talent, and have been brewing their skill set over the past seven years.

Brand New Heavies
Brand New Heavies

They're celebrating the 25th anniversary of Acid Jazz (the label that signed 'The Heavies' in 1990), 2013 sees the release of their first full studio album in nearly seven years: Forward, featuring original vocal collaborator N' Dea Davenport and introducing new vocalist Dawn Joseph. - Town Hall

The Bassment Project guys know how to start a party.

Bassment Project is a collective of the UK's hottest musicians formed in 2010 out of a passion for live music. Within two years their impromptu get togethers became London's most successful jam night; W3 Jam Sessions, and it wasn't long before sell-out audiences were demanding recordings of their infectious blend of funk and soul. - Town Hall

Bassment Project, jazz, funk, soul
Bassment Project

I have seen Bassment Project on a random weekend in London once, and I have to say, they were fantastic. My cousin and I are huge fans of their sound, so keep checking their website if you don't get a chance to attend Funk Night because they post videos, and their sound is so sweet.

The final band to grace the stage of the Town Hall are the (drum roll please) Colman Brothers. If their name sounds familiar it's because they are the Coleman Brothers

Colman Brothers are a dynamic 6-piece band, involving Colman sister Sara on vocals. Both brothers are experienced musicians and have played with many bands and artists over the years and their most recent gigs have included headlining at The Scala in London, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival. - Town Hall

Colman Brothers, although vintage, are active mixcloud users, so if you're a bit unsure of their sound, check them out, and see whether you're tapping your foot.

I love jazz because the artists always get emotional, putting 'everything' into their performances, but still stay incredibly cool. Getting lost in the music is encouraged because the bands are true jazz lovers who are playing for the audience, so get loose and let the music take you.
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Why? For funky beats baby!
When: 7:30pm
Phone: 0121 345 0600
Where: Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Cost: 19.50 plus 2.50 transaction fee
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