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Four iconic acts will appear on the smoothest line-up of the year at The O2 on Saturday 7 September 2019, in what will be the key date in the calendar for funk and soul fans, the inaugural Electric Soul Festival.
This one day only festival for soul brothers and sisters across the UK, hosted by legendary DJ Trevor Nelson, will feature three of the biggest ever bastions of British bass music, Level 42, Heather Small, and The Brand New Heavies, plus direct from the USA, post-Disco hitmakers Kool & The Gang, with further acoustic acts to be announced.
Kool & The Gang
Not many bands can claim to have has as many hits as this band - totalling 22 over ten years and sales of over 140 million worldwide! Come and hear hit after hit with songs like Ladies Night, Too Hot, Celebration, Get Down On It, Steppin' Out, Joanna and many many more.
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To date, Level 42 have released 14 studio albums, 7 live albums, and 6 compilation albums, had 18 top 40 singles, including Lessons in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running in the Family, and Hot Water, sold out Wembley Arena for a total of 21 nights and sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. In short they proved to be one of the biggest British bands of the 1980s, and recent reissues as a major format has seen a host of re-masters and releases from Universal Music, Studio Hamburg, and River Records among others. In 2001 Mark King acquired the rights to the name ‘Level 42’ and took the band back out on the road again where they continue to win over audiences where their unique sound and virtuosity as instrumentalists remains an inspiration to young players the world over.
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Former lead singer with nineties dance outfit M-People, Heather's rich and distinctive voice has earnt her a reputation for being one of Britain's most accomplished soul divas.
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Brand New Heavies
It was old school friends Jan, Andrew and Simon pursuing their near-obsessive love of soul music and '70s funk that inspired them to form The Brand New Heavies. Early hits Never Stop and Dream Come True were original chunks of organic funk that earned the band a reputation as a formidable live act and their reinterpretations of popular standards, such as Midnight At The Oasis, Carole King's You've Got A Friend and the Stevie Wonder classic I Don't Know Why (I Love You), brought major global chart success. Having made their mark originally with the immensely talented vocalist N’Dea Davenport, they were later fronted by Siedah Garrett, Carleen Anderson and Sulene Fleming. While vocalists may come and go, BNH continues to be the project of core members Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy, while their 2019 album 'TBNH' features Beverley Knight and Angie Stone, amongst others.
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One of the country's top r'n'b and hip-hop devotees. Resident DJ at Funk at Sound and regular contributor on Radio 1 and MTV. He is without question the main man in all that's hiphop, RnB, soul and reggae related, while his 1xtra breakfast show is usually what rouses you out of bed in the morning.
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