Highly acclaimed Funk Afro-Jazz combo return with the national release of their new album ‘Year of the Pigbag’, to play the Jam House this Summer.
Originally formed in 1980, Pigbag burst into the charts and the public consciousness with their first single, “Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag”, a track that retains its dance floor appeal to this day. The band toured extensively in Europe, Japan and the United States, released two albums, appeared on 'Top of the Pops' twice and built a loyal fan base.
Having spent the intervening years playing with groups as diverse as the Pogues, Abyssinians, Neneh Cherry, Osibisa and Mulato Astatke, the trio of original members were inspired by the re-release of their back catalogue to reform and recruit five new and very talented musicians who shared their vision of fusing African grooves, jazz, latin, funk and dance beats into a heady new cocktail to invigorate the 2010s just as they did the 1980s.
With the classic eight piece line-up and full brass section, the band's new material is a joyous fusion of propulsive basslines, catchy horns and irresistible percussion all seamlessly blended into a heady mix that finds your feet tapping along as the urge to dance takes over. Music of the highest order with echoes of the JBs, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra's Arkestra yet entirely different and their own unique creation, with music this catchy perhaps 2013 will be the year of Pigbag.
Restaurant & Bars open from 6pm
The Show will begin from 9pm
Restaurant Tickets £35 - £45 for balcony tables
Smart dress - no trainers, ripped denim. Shirts for gentlemen please.
£5 all night