Hook & Sling Festival - 3 Day Weekend Ticket
Age restriction 18+
229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN London
Starts Monday, 27/03/17 12:37
HOOK & SLING
The Finest Funk, Soul & Breaks
30+ Bands & DJs
Curated by AGMP's Adrian Gibson
Named after theEddie BoFunk 45, "Hook & Sling" is a new event focusing on the Funk & Soul Scene bringing together Vintage Artists - most of whom are appearing for the first time in Europe - and the Best of Today's Generation.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Syl Johnsonflies in with his band from Chicago to perform this European Exclusive show. Syl's biggest hit was 1969's "Is it Because I'm Black?" but 1967's "Different Strokes" is a breakbeat anthem and has been sampled byPublic Enemy, Wu-Tang Clanand more. In the 1970's Syl released a series of great albums onWillie Mitchell's Hi Recordslabel.
**WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE** - The Poets of Rhythmare the Godfathers of the Deep Funk Scene. Formed in the early 1990's in Germany,The Poets of Rhythmwere their first band to authentically recreate the Funk sound for a modern audience. Their 1993 album "Practice What You Preach" is now, quite rightly, regarded as an all time classic. Their 2001 "Discern/Define" album onNinja Tunetook the funk in a new direction. Compilations fromDJ ShadowandDaptone Recordsin recent years have followed.The Poets of Rhythmare back for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - The Sugarman 3were founded byDaptone Recordsco-ownerNeal Sugarmanas a Boogaloo/Soul Jazz combo back in the 1990's along withRudy Albin(Drums) andAdam Scone(Hammond B-3 Organ).The Sugarman 3have worked withCharles Bradley, Lee Fields, Naomi DavisandBernard "Pretty" Purdie.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Will Sessionshail from Detroit and are arguably the best funk group in the world today. A slew of killer 45's on theFunk Nightrecord label withBilly Love, Rickey Calloway&Amp Fiddlerhave sent the funk/breaks world into overdrive with copies of some of these singles already selling for big money in the collectors world.Will Sessionshave also collaborated withMayer Hawthorne, Black Milk, Elzhi, Danny Brownand more.
The New MastersoundsareEddie Roberts, Simon Allen, Pete ShandandJoe Tatton. Their debut album "Keb Darge presents" was released in 2001 and since then the band have released over 10 more albums and become a huge live draw all over the USA and Europe.
**UK EXCLUSIVE** - Org?nefly in from Los Angeles, USA to play their debut UK show. Formed in 2001 from members ofBreakestra, The LionsandConnie Price, Org?nereleased albums onUbiquity & ColemineRecords, worked withThe Pharcyde, Eddie Bo, Little Brotherand released an afro-funk version of theBeginning of the End's "Funky Nassau".
**WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE** - Emil CarterfromMickey and the Soul Generationis flying in from Texas, USA to perform the music of arguably the definitive Deep Funk group.Emil Carteris the Vocalist/ Saxophonist withMickey and the Soul Generationwho existed between 1969-1977. DJ Shadow released a compilation of their entire catalogue in 2004 including "Iron Leg, " How Good is Good". "Get Down Brother", "Southern Fried Funk" and more. This will be Emil's first ever show in the UK.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Rickey Callowayis the self-proclaimed "King of Funk" who released his debut single "Tell Me" in 1970. AfterKenny Dopere-mixed and re-issued the single in 2004 Rickey has joined forces withThe Dap-Kings, Will SessionsandThe Soul Surfersto release singles on theFunk Night and Kay Deelabels. This will be Rickey's first ever show in the UK.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** -Renaldo Dominohails from Chicago and released a bunch of 45's on theTwinightlabel including the Deep Funk monster "Let me Come Within" and the in-demand Sweet Soul tune "Not Too Cool to Cry".Renaldo Dominois appearing in the UK for the first time ever.
Other artists appearing over the weekend include:
SPEEDOMETER - full live band
FUNKSHONE - full live band
SNOWBOY - DJ set
LIAM BAILEY - Acoustic
DJ FORMAT - DJ set
PUSH - full live band
THE GETUP - full live band
THE SOUL IMMIGRANTS - full live band
EDDIE PILLER - DJ set
ADRIAN GIBSON - DJ set
PERRY LOUIS - DJ set
CROWD COMPANY - full live band
DISPOSABLE BREAKS - full live band
DJ ONEOFAKIND - DJ set
GREG BELSON - DJ set
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