The new White Keys demo is online. Check it ouuuuuut!
1. Disco Medley:
Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
He’s the Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
Upside Down - Diana Ross
2. Neptunes Medley:
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Hot in Herre - Nelly
Signs - Snoop Dogg
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
3. Forget You - Cee Lo
Soul Education at Under The Bridge, Sat 23rd Feb 2013
On Saturday 23rd February, I’ll be playing at Under The Bridge with Soul Education (a.k.a. The White Keys). It’ll be a special gig for two main reasons:
- We’re welcoming Holoman back to the UK. He’s our incredible, Georgia-born singer, and the gig is our way of celebrating his return to this little island.
- The whole gig is being recorded and filmed, and the footage will form our new promo video! For one night only we’ll be performing as a 12-piece - an experience that should not be missed!
We’re all really, really excited about it. But we need your help to make it extra special. We need a crowd of people to watch/listen/boogie. We promise to make it worth your while.
It’s over a month away, but we have discounted (£5) early bird tickets available for a limited time only. To buy tickets, please go to SeeTickets and click on ‘concessions’. This offer is only available till Wednesday 9th January, so get them sharpish!
See you there!
Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am
My friend Rob Yeo is an excellent source for discovering groove-based music, old and new. He told me he’d been getting into Earth, Wind & Fire’s back catalogue lately. The other day he played me some of the less well-known tracks from I Am. Now I’ve got it on near-constant rotation!
‘Can’t Let Go’ and ‘Let Your Feelings’ show are my highlights so far. Great examples of the relentless, four-to-the-floor groove that EWF do so well. I’d like to transcribe them soon, but for now I just want to enjoy the listening experience.
Negative points - the artwork. Whut? My eyes hurt.
Visuals aside, I’m not really a fan of EWF’s ballads, where they seem to turn up the cheese dial to 11*. That’s just personal preference though. I also tend to skip past the hits, mostly as I’ve heard them too many times!
*Sorry for this laboured attempt at a turn-of-phrase. I won’t try it again.
Big love to No Treble online magazine for featuring one of my videos earlier this month. I just happened upon it recently - must say I’m a bit chuffed (and very thankful)!
Read the article here.
The Rev is featuring heavily in my soundtrack for today. Perfect weather for it!
I’ve always loved Al Green’s earlier material, but I only got into this album recently - I can’t believe it took me so long! Produced by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, which can only be a good thing.
Just heard the news that Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn passed away last night at the age of 70. One of my biggest influences as a bassist - glad I got to see him perform with Steve Cropper & Eddie Floyd last year. RIP Duck, you will be missed by music lovers the world over.
The White Keys at Dover Street Jazz Club tonight! Free entry before 10pm, on stage at 10:30.
A few photos of So Fresh - a new jam night at the Hideaway in Archway. I’m honoured to be part of the amazing 9-piece house band.
For more info please check the Facebook page!
Photos by Ron Hector.