Posted on October 9, 2011 by Rob
If you like Sharon Jones you need to pay attention. If you like James Brown you need to sit-up. If you love good old retro-soul with heart, passion and an air of importance then you need to buy tickets to see Charles Bradley when he visits London in November.
I have no idea where Daptone Records keep finding wonderful, mature artists like this. Soul music is all about experience and when Charles Bradley sings, you pay attention because every word he sings. Why Is it So Hard is full of raw opinion, questioning the very society we live in. This is releavant music that deserves and audience.
Backed by the Menahan Street, a band every bit as tight and funky as Sharon Jones’ Dap Kings, then you have one hell of a show on your hands.
The gig takes place at XOYO, Shoreditch (a venue I still have not had the pleasure of visiting) on November 14th. Tickets are £15 (plus fees) and available from Music Glue (here).
Should be a great retro –soul session. Last time he was in the UK he played the Barbican so it should be a treat to get him singing in a much smaller venue.
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Posted on June 28, 2010 by Rob
Been a little off the pace recently, however this one (which is a long long long long long way away) is well worth a note in the diary. Sharon Jones and her Dap Kings are returning to London on November 3rd, to play Camden’s Roundhouse. After their stonking show early this year at Koko, this one is a definite for any diary.
Tickets are £22.50 plus change which is well worth it if the show is as good as the last one.
Don’t fear rest of the UK, they’re also playing Manchester (4th November @ The Ritz) and Edinburgh (5th November @ The Queens Hall – why is it all the Northern venues sound so much more regal and dramatic than the London ones; “The Roundhouse”… could at least call it the Royal Roundhouse or summat!).
You can pick-up tickets for all from SeeTickets – here
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