JAMES BROWN IS ANNIE
One of the UK's most accessible jazz-funk artists, James Brown is Annie (JBiA) met in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from an Eddie Murphy SNL sketch.
Purveyors of whipped up, calorie-laden, full-fat funk, James Brown Is Annie are the modern day Scottish extension of Caledonian R'N'B legends Average White Band: smooth, soulful and uber-slick. Renowned for their tight, dynamic, groove-laden live shows, the sextet regularly sell-out shows across the country; adaptable to playing festivals, seated jazz clubs and sweaty nightclubs alike.
James Brown Is Annie, will be crossing o'er the Border to lay down the grooves at Manchester's finest jazz club on Saturday 2 June. Having just finished recording their new, second album - produced by Average White Band legend, Hamish Stuart - fans of soul, funk, and r'n'b can expect to hear a full set of new material, plus tunes by Steely Dan, James Brown and Bill Withers, from the Edinburgh-based sextet.
Aki Remally - Lead Vocals/ Lead Guitar
Barry Gordon - Rhythm Guitar
Brett Allan - Electric Bass
Davide Rinaldi - Drums
Eddie Miller - Electric Piano/ Backing Vocals
Jonny White - Tenor Sax
"Exceptionally funky" - Jazz FM
"The funk is strong in these ones. A contender for Scottish Album of the Year" - Daily Record
"One of Scotland's best bands of the moment" - BBC Radio Scotland
"A perfect example of of just how much fun funk can be" - The Scotsman
Weekend gigs get very busy so to avoid disappointment, call to book the best tables in the house. It's first come, first served so don't leave it too late!
THE OFFICE: 0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
THE CLUB: 0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)
Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.