The Funk, The Whole Funk and Nothing But The Funk!
James Brown Is Annie
Saturday 29th June 2019
Ooft! We have bagged a beauty for part II of our Year of Funk… None other than Scottish funk ‘n’ soul sextet from Edinburgh, the amazing James Brown Is Annie. Described by presenter and soul music aficionado Stuart Cosgrove as ‘one of Scotland’s top bands of the moment’, JBiA serve up an irresistible brand of full-fat, calorie-laden, whipped-up funk ‘n’ soul.
They met in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from an Eddie Murphy SNL sketch. Both JBiA albums were produced by original members of funk legends Average White Band, Molly Duncan & Hamish Stuart. They have also been chosen for BBC Radio Scotland ‘Single Of The Week’ for “Get Up To Get Down”. Presenter and soul music aficionado, Stuart Cosgrove describes the sextet as “one of Scotland’s top bands of the moment”. As well as being chosen to perform at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, alongside AWB as the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2018’s flagship show, they have regularly sold out venues across the UK including in London.
“The funk is strong with these ones” Daily Record
“Proof that Scotland has the funk.” The Herald
“The funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk” The Times
Check them out in this cheeky wee video starring Judith Ralston and Grant Stott:
So whatcha gonna do about it now? We say… Get Up Offa That Thing, get it in the diary, book your tickets… You’ll definitely feel better!
Future Shows 2019
The Year of The Funk!
Boots for Dancing, James Brown Is Annie… So what next in our Year of Funk? Join our mailing list to get our updates and you’ll be first to know about the next high class funk and soul band we have booked for 2019. Trust us! It’s another cracker!
Green Arts Initiative
Letham Nights is now a member of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to promote sustainability and reduce their environmental impact – a perfect fit for Letham Nights!
Run by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh since 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts organisations to be at the forefront of growing an environmentally sustainable Scotland.
Letham Nights began in December 2008. Our vision was to bring high quality music to our village hall and provide a stage for local talent. At the same time we wanted to work towards creating a zero carbon village hall. 8 years and over 80 acts later, we have drawn in an audience which now averages nearly 100 in our 120-capacity hall. We have supported hall improvements so that we now have double glazing, better insulation, renewed wiring and a new efficient boiler. The events are renowned for their high quality music and the unique, warm and friendly atmosphere. We really do put on THE BEST SMALL GIGS IN THE WORLD!
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