Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Filthy Six

I am continuing this AM to feature new bands to IDR. I first heard Filthy Six on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul.

The Filthy Six consist of Nick Etwell - Trumpet / Mark Brown - Saxophone / Rob Taggart - Hammond Organ / Nigel Price - Guitar / Dave Chamberlain - Bass / Graham Fox - Drums. Here's their MySpace blurb:

The Filthy Six are fast establishing themselves as one of the finest live acts around. A London based group, they take their cue from the groove and boogaloo styles of late 60's Blue Note artists such as Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Jimmy McGriff and Donald Byrd. Playing a mixture of original material plus classics from the golden period of Soul Jazz, the band honed their skills at their monthly residency (The Thursday Boogaloo) at the infamous Tatty Bogle club in London’s Soho, and have since been invited to burn up venues and dancefloors all across the UK and Europe, including shows in Stockholm, Paris, Geneva and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Like their heroes before them, their music appeals to hard-core groovers and jazz heads alike. The sextet is comprised of some of London’s hottest musicians who have worked with a variety of artists from home and abroad including Jill Scott, Basement Jaxx, 4Hero, David Axelrod, Bobby Wellins, Hard-Fi, Randy Brecker, JTQ, Richard Ashcroft, Amy Winehouse, Ed Harcourt, Natalie Williams, Stacey Kent, The Heritage Orchestra, and Nostalgia77

The Filthy Six have just completed recording their debut album ‘Knockout’ – an energetic collection of horn led, organ fuelled original material including the gospel inflected title track, soul jazz grooves and highly danceable deep funk.... It's available on a limited run from London based FAT BOY RECORDS.

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