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CAN is delighted that the James Taylor Quartet is returning to The Picturedrome to help raise much-needed funds for the charity. This has become an annual Christmas gig and again this fantastic band will come to give the audience a great night out with their eclectic mix of groove, soul, funk and jazz. JTQ are, without doubt, one of the most exciting and enduring live acts around. A favourite of the late John Peel, JTQ and James Taylor have an impressive track record, working with such names as U2, Manic Street Preachers, Pogues, Tom Jones (Reload Album), Wonderstuff and Ian Anderson. James also provided soundtrack for the second 'Austin Powers' movie.
James' recent album, a homage to the best of Motown, received great attention in the US and was featured on Billboard's playlist charts for 'Jazzweek'. Many radio stations across America are playing it. Earlier this year, the band sold out seven consecutive nights at Ronnie Scott's in London, a testament to the band's enduring appeal.
For more info about JTQ if you're still not convinced that this is a gig you really shouldn't miss, follow the links below.
'The Strides' are a Northampton band, gaining an ever bigger audience and reputation, with a wide range of influences culminating in intelligent, interesting and energetic material. CAN is grateful to them for taking to the stage to impart some grooves ahead of JTQ.
'DIGITALL DJ' (aka Kevin Godden) is a regular on Penwith Radio in Cornwall and also a regular and popular DJ on the county's club scene. Kevin will be travelling all the way from that distant land to support the charity and what he feels to be one of the best live bands in the UK: JTQ. Thanks for your support, Kevin.
James Taylor Quartet (JTQ)
The legendary UK funkmeister and Hammond guru, playing rare groove and jazz funk, mixed in with a little soul. His quartet are guaranteed to tear the roof off with their '60s & '70s-tinged funky-jazz instrumentals.
See 13 tour dates featuring James Taylor Quartet (JTQ)
Catchy lo-fi jazz grooves from this London trio, whose unusual sound features off-kilter lyrics, blues guitar jangle, wailing harmonica, funky drum beats and a fat leopard skin jazz double-bass. Receiving much commercial attention and praise, having supported acts such as Horace Andy and Damien Rice, this band are set to go far. Expect new ground being broken with their unique lo-fi, high-tempo tunes, mixing funk-laden beats with quirky, intelligent songwriting.
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