Mi Soul - Soulful Sundays: The Brit Funk Association Sunday 31 January 2021 15:00 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

"Time", "Somebody (Help Me Out)", "Walking Into Sunshine", "Hi-Tension", "British Hustle", "There's a Reason", "I'm So Happy", "London Town", "Nature Boy" & "Everyday"

Mi-Soul presents Soulful Sundays presents The Brit Funk Association with DJs Gordon Mac

The Brit Funk Association features a 10 piece collective of musicians from Beggar & Co, Central Line, Hi-Tension and ex-members of Light of the World and Incognito who perform fresh new original tracks and also hits from each of the band's back catalogue such as "Time", "Somebody (Help Me Out)", "Walking Into Sunshine", "Hi-Tension", "British Hustle", "There's a Reason", "I'm So Happy", "London Town", "Nature Boy" & "Everyday".

The Brit-Funk genre started in the late 1970's and was a catch-all phrase to describe the distinctive mix of jazz-fusion-funk-disco music being made by UK bands such as Level 42, Light of the World, Freeez, Shakatak, Central Line, Hi-Tension, Morrissey / Mullen, Second Image, Direct Drive, Linx and Incognito.

Hi Tension became recognised as the pioneers of British dance music, opening doors for other bands like Light Of the World, Central Line, and Lynx, to name a few. Young up and coming musicians such as Courtney Pine learned their trade and cut their teeth touring with the band. It was a time of excitement and experimentation. A new era. No turning Back. No compromise. Hi Tension kicked open the doors to the UK dance, and made the industry jump and the dance floors shake! The Groove lives on 'Bless The Funk'.

As members of Beggar & Co and Light Of The World (the group they first founded) they have had many club hits and four singles in the national charts during the 80’s as well as the National chart album by Light of the World ‘Round Trip” recently released for the first time on CD by EMI Records. National chart hits include Somebody Help Me Out, Time/I’m So Happy, Mule Chant No 2 and I Shot The Sheriff as well as being heralded for classic tracks from the Round Trip album like ‘London Town’ and ‘Pete’s Crusade’. Known for their talent as musicians, the brass section were also featured on hit records by many artists including the hits Chant No 1 and Paint Me Down by Spandau Ballet.

Central Line recorded three albums for Mercury Records in the 1980s, and had two hit singles in the United States, as well as  a number jazz funk hits in the UK.

Kenny Wellington: Trumpet, vocals
Paul McLean: Guitar, vocals
Patrick McLean: Saxophone, vocals
Breeze McKrieth: Guitar, vocals
Peter Hinds: Keyboards
Steve Salvari: Keyboards
Jerome Harper: Trombone, vocals
David Baptiste: Saxophone, vocals
Billy Osborne: Drums
Ernie McKone: Bass


Mi-Soul is a radio station on DAB, online and on app playing Soul, R&B, House, and other genres including Hip Hop, Reggae, and DnB.

Mi-Soul was founded by Gordon Mac (formerly Kiss FM), with long-time business partner Martin Strivens.[1] Having left Colourful in June 2011, Mac launched Mi-Soul as an internet radio station in July 2012.. It commenced broadcasting on the Switch London 2 digital radio network on 27 June 2015.

Mi-Soul presenters and DJs include some of the UK's legendary names, including Lindsay Wesker, Jazzie B, Jumping Jack Frost, Brandon Block, and Dave VJ (formerly of Kiss); Femi Fem, Mastermind, Greg Edwards, and Keith Lawrence (formerly Capital Radio); George Kay, Calvin Francis, and Natty B (formerly Choice FM); Ronnie Herel, and DJ Bailey (formerly BBC Radio 1Xtra); and Mike Vitti (formerly Jazz FM). Other presenters to have appeared include the late Colin Faver and Paul Trouble Anderson.

Pre Drinks and DJs from 3 pm on the first floor Bar and Cigar Terrace, second floor from 5.30 pm for delicious dinner, live music and DJs.


Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

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