Longtime Leeds live music promoter and DJ Lubi Jovanovic aka DJ Lubi, has a series of fast selling live jazz gigs under the banner of Jazzland Sessions at Brudenell Social Club Community Room from 20th May to the end of June. They are limited capacity, all seated, pre-booked only, table service and fully COVID-19 compliant concerts. Now he's adding a soul music showcase to his jazz concerts. Welcome to RE:SOUL Sessions featuring past, present and future soul music.
Manchester is buzzing right now with great contemporary soul music - deep soul, neo-soul, hip-hop soul - with acts like Children Of Zeus, IAMDBB, Mali Hayes, KSR, LayFullStop, Roots Raddix, Lovescene and Jermaine Peterson.
There's a new crew of young soul rebels breaking out from the city right now. Welcome to SNG (Secret Night Gang). They released their debut single "Wanna be with you" back in May 2020 and got good responses from all the right soul/jazz DJs including support from dons like Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Jeff Young (Jazz FM) and Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s). In September 2020, single number two came out, an epic seven minute plus downtempo deep summer soul groove called "The Sun" that could sit easily alongside the early-mid 70s soul/jazz-funk sounds of Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, Kool & The Gang and Rotary Connection. Gilles Peterson played it 2 weeks on the trot on his BBC 6 Music weekly show, Jazz FM had it featured across several shows as did Worldwide FM, Totally Wired Radio and dozens of other soul/jazz radio stations and DJs in the UK and abroad. A real underground soul music hit of summer 2020.
They then appeared at Gilles Peterson's We Out Here Virtual Festival 2020 and promptly signed to his label Brownswood Recordings. "The Sun" is being re-released by the label at the end of April 2021 followed by a second single "Journey" at the end of May, both with some BIG producers remixing them. Their debut album possibly dropping in late 2021 or early 2022. Before then, they make their Leeds debut at RE:SOUL Sessions at the Brudenell for DJ Lubi.
SNG (Secret Night Gang) are : Kemani Anderson (lead vocals) - Callum Connell (keys, sax) - Stuart Whitehead (bass) - Myke Wilson (drums) - Jack Duckham (guitar) - Al Scott or Matt Wilde (keyboards)
We have a brilliant support artist. Shaniah Williams is another young soul singer and rising star of both the Leeds and UK scenes. Originally from Watford, she moved to Leeds in 2018 to study at the music college and quickly became involved in the local soul/neo-soul/jazz scene. Her first 18 months saw her gigging around Leeds (The Wardrobe, Hyde Park Book Club, Hit Club, Headrow House) as lead singer with 5 piece neo-soul/hip-hop jazz band The Space Antics. In 2020, she also started performing concerts under her own name with her 8 piece band singing original songs written by herself. Tonight she performs those songs with her trio which includes talented keys player Jacob Elliot. This singer is definitely one to watch out for in 2021/22.
Before and between sets, DJ Lubi will be playing the deep soulful sounds past, present and future that represent RE:SOUL.
This concert will fully comply with existing government COVID-19 safety regulations. You can check these at the venue's website.
Tickets £32 per table
Table bookings only : up to 4 persons per table - all tickets must be pre-booked.
***if government COVID-19 rules change regarding public places and venues are closed again, this event will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date and all tickets sold will be valid for a new date***