FUNK: A Music Revolution

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Curated by James Brown’s MD, renowned saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and singer China Moses, FUNK: A Music Revolution celebrates funk’s influence from its early days to latest sounds.

'From 1967 when Mr. Brown and I wrote Cold Sweat until today Funk has been woven into the DNA of popular music. We want to tell that story.' - Pee Wee Ellis

From James Brown & Pee Wee’s Cold Sweat and Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke to Kool & the Gang’s Jungle Boogie, Funk kickstarted a revolution of bass lines, street wear and attitude that has permeated our music, culture and outlook. Celebrating funk’s influence on dance styles, UK street dance group The Locksmiths join the stage. Bring on the FUNK.


Pee Wee Ellis

Pee Wee Ellis appearing at this event

One of the most outstanding musicians and arrangers of the last 30 years and has worked with everyone from James Brown to Van Morrison. Using tenor saxophone as his principal musical voice, Pee Wee's distinguished career has embraced some of the most important musical movements of recent decades, from jazz to funk, via blues, gospel and a touch of rock.

See 6 tour dates featuring Pee Wee Ellis

China Moses

China Moses appearing at this event

China is a woman of the new millennium. Born in the United States and raised in France, she is multi-dimensional in her pursuits.

See 5 tour dates featuring China Moses


Omar appearing at this event

Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, or Omar for short, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer who continues to push back the frontiers of soul and rhythm and blues with his sensual grooves. Since building a name for himself in the early 90s with classics such as 'There's Nothing Like This', he has gone on to produce critically acclaimed new albums and make regular live performances including supporting the legendary Stevie Wonder at Hyde Park in 2016. As his career has progressed, Omar's material has become more diverse and varied; incorporating Caribbean rhythms with touches of funk, zouk, jazz and spoken word.

See 8 tour dates featuring Omar

Tony Remy

Tony Remy appearing at this event

Sublimely funky guitar from a man who's been a Bath favourite since the days of the legendary 'Why Not?' club. Tony makes transfixing blends of jazz, soul, funk and blues.

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The Locksmiths

Produced by Mr.Ben, The Locksmiths are a London-based dance company passionate about exploring their artistic expression through dance style, Locking.

See 2 tour dates featuring The Locksmiths

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