Smoove and Turrell
celebrate 10 years as one of the UK’s most popular live funk & soul acts with a special album; Solid Brass – 10 Years of Northern Funk.
The band will be touring this album throughout 2019 with the album launch taking place Feb 21 at the Jazz Cafe.
Also on the bill will be labelmate Izo FitzRoy
whose live gospel soul show has seen her tour the UK and Europe since the launch of her Skyline album in 2017 which won her rave reviews. Her duet with Smoove & Turrell, 'You’re Gone', was a 6 Music and Radio favourite in 2018 while her own tracks found fame as far afield as Italy (where she had a number 1 airplay record) and Los Angeles where she was supported heavily by tastemaker station KCRW.
DJ support will come from London’s finest Noble & Heath. Committed collectors, the girls have brought some much needed freshness to dance floors all over London, stepping up the tempo one 7" at a time, spinning the very best in soul, Northern, funk, modern and crossover all mixed together with a healthy dose of disco, and the kind of soulful shenanigans that keep you out 'til the lights come on. Expect unashamed energy and rascal-ish behaviour from the outset. The pair host a radio show on Mi-Soul Connoisseurs and have regular residencies around London.
Solid Brass will contain 18 of the biggest tracks from their five albums with all the live show favourites present and correct plus two brand new tracks.
There will be a limited edition double LP alongside a CD release available for the first time at this show to support the tour.
“To say Smoove & Turrell are one of the greatest modern soul bands to emerge from the UK would be an epic understatement" — Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music