HOOK & SLING FESTIVAL - DAY ONE
229 The Venue, London.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
HOOK & SLING
The Finest Funk, Soul & Breaks
30+ Bands & DJs
Named after the Eddie Bo Funk 45, "Hook & Sling" is a new event focusing on the Funk & Soul Scene bringing together Vintage Artists - most of whom are appearing for the first time in Europe - and the Best of Today's Generation.
**WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE** - The Poets of Rhythm are the Godfathers of the Deep Funk Scene. Formed in the early 1990's in Germany, The Poets of Rhythm were their first band to authentically recreate the Funk sound for a modern audience. Their 1993 album "Practice What You Preach" is now, quite rightly, regarded as an all time classic. Their 2001 "Discern/Define" album on Ninja Tune took the funk in a new direction. Compilations from DJ Shadow and Daptone Records in recent years have followed. The Poets of Rhythm are back for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - The Sugarman 3 were founded by Daptone Records co-owner Neal Sugarman as a Boogaloo/Soul Jazz combo back in the 1990's along with Rudy Albin (Drums) and Adam Scone (Hammond B-3 Organ). The Sugarman 3 have worked with Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Naomi Davis and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.
30+ Bands & DJ's / 2 Rooms / Many artists are appearing as either Worldwide or European Exclusives - This is not an event to miss if you love Funk & Soul music.
Friday: THE POETS OF RHYTHM / THE SUGARMAN 3 / EMIL CARTER from MICKEY & THE SOUL GENERATION / SPEEDOMETER / DJ FORMAT / PUSH / DJONEOFAKIND / SNOWBOY / PERRY LOUIS / ATHENS OF THE NORTH DJ'S / FUNK E FISH / BIG DADDY MOOCHIN / ADRIAN GIBSON + more tba
7pm - 3am
Saturday: THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS / RENALDO DOMINO / MUSIC MAN MILES ( BREAKESTRA ) / FRANK RAINES ( FUNK NIGHT RECORDS ) / NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES / EDDIE PILLER / THE GETUP / LIAM BAILEY / RIA CURRIE / GREG BELSON / RAINER WINDIC / CROWD COMPANY / SNOWBOY / PERRY LOUIS / ADRIAN GIBSON + more tba
6pm - 3am
Curated by AGMP's Adrian Gibson