Brit-Funk Association Friday 09 February 2024 21:30 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"
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Reservations from 5.30pm | Live Music: 9.30 - 11.30 pm
Enjoy the National Chart Hits and the classics of the members of The Brit Funk Association, including Top 40 smashes, ‘Somebody Help Me Out, Time, Hi Tension, British Hustle, I’m So Happy, I Shot TheSheriff, Mule Chant Number 2 , Always There, and classic albumtracks London Town, Peace On Earth performed by original and founder members of the top bands of the genre.
Formed by pioneers of the music known as Brit Funk, The Brit-Funk Association features a 10 piece collective of musicians, with a core of Kenny Wellington. Breeze McKrieth of Beggar & Co and former founder members of the original Light of the World line up, they are joined onstage by Paul McLean and Patrick McLean guitarist and saxophonist former members of the original line up of Hi Tension that recorded the first album and hit singles Hi Tension and British Hustle and other much loved classics. Keyboard player Peter Hinds was also a member of the original line up of Light of the World and is especially known for composing the classic jazz funk anthem, Pete's Crusade. Peter the recorded a number of albums and toured with Incognito for many years and co wrote the hit single 'Everyday".
Audiences have been thrilled as the musicians come together and perform tracks from the extensive back catalogue tracks of TheOfficial Chart hit recordings from the Top 40 such as "Time”, “Im So Happy" and “I Shot The Sheriff” by Light of the World, "Somebody (Help Me Out)"and Mule Chant Number 2 by Beggar & Co, "HiTension"and "British Hustle", the classics by Hi Tension ‘’ Always There” by Incognito/Ronnie Laws/Willie Bobo as well as other classic tracks by the bands such as "There's a Reason", ""London Town", "Everyday" , and some of the great music that inspired them by bands like Kool & The Gang, The Blackbyrds and others of the genre.
The band have performed sell out shows in clubs across the UK and also given stellar performances at festivals in both the UK and Europe.
The core of the collective, Kenny Wellington, Paul McLean, Patrick McLean, Breeze McKrieth and Peter Hinds are joined onstage by some of the finest musicians and associates that have performed with the different bands over the years. This is not a tribute band but instead a celebration of the music played by the original and founding members joined by some of their long time colleagues who so happen to be some of the finest of the genre around.