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The New Mastersounds have been delighting audiences with their infectious brand of funky soul-jazz since they formed in Leeds in 1999. For the first five years of the band’s career they were regulars at the Jazz Café in London, before they began to turn heads on the funk scene in the US, where guitarist/producer/bandleader Eddie Roberts now lives. For over a decade they have been a staple act of the late-night scene during New Orleans’ annual Jazz Fest. Always happy to hit the studio between tours, this veteran band now boasts a rich discography that includes thirteen original studio albums, four live albums, several compilations, and a remix album.
Though they have collaborated over the years with such musical luminaries as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville, Bernard Purdie and Lou Donaldson, they are at their best on stage as a tightly-packed quartet – bass, drums, guitar and keyboards - firing scorching grooves off each other and feeding on the energy of the dancers in the front row.
Usually an annual tradition, the NMS homecoming show is two years overdue and this year co-incides with drummer Simon Allen’s 50th birthday celebrations, so bring your party poppers.
Saturday 29th October 2022
Price: £13 adv