HOOK & SLING FESTIVAL - DAY TWO
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
2 Days - 2 Rooms
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.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Will Sessions hail from Detroit and are arguably the best funk group in the world today. A slew of killer 45's on the Funk Night record label with Billy Love, Rickey Calloway & Amp Fiddler have sent the funk/breaks world into overdrive with copies of some of these singles already selling for big money in the collectors world. Will Sessions have also collaborated with Mayer Hawthorne, Black Milk, Elzhi, Danny Brown and more.
The New Mastersounds are Eddie Roberts, Simon Allen, Pete Shand and Joe Tatton. Their debut album "Keb Darge presents" was released in 2001 and since then the band have released over 10 more albums and become a huge live draw all over the USA and Europe.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Rickey Calloway is the self-proclaimed "King of Funk" who released his debut single "Tell Me" in 1970. After Kenny Dope re-mixed and re-issued the single in 2004 Rickey has joined forces with The Dap-Kings, Will Sessions and The Soul Surfers to release singles on the Funk Night and Kay Dee labels. This will be Rickey's first ever show in the UK.
**EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVE** - Renaldo Domino hails from Chicago and released a bunch of 45s on the Twinight label including the Deep Funk monster "Let me Come Within" and the in-demand Sweet Soul tune "Not Too Cool to Cry". Renaldo Domino is appearing in the UK for the first time ever.
NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES - full live band
MUSIC MAN MILES from BREAKESTRA - DJ set
FRANK RAINES from FUNK NIGHT RECORDS - DJ set
SNOWBOY - DJ set
LIAM BAILEY - Live
THE GETUP - full live band
RIA CURRIE - Live
THE SOUL IMMIGRANTS - full live band
ADRIAN GIBSON - DJ set
PERRY LOUIS - DJ set
CROWD COMPANY - full live band
RAINER - DJ set
GREG BELSON - DJ set
FUNK E FISH ( HOT DAMN! ) - DJ set
DEAN RUDLAND - DJ set
Other artists appearing over the weekend include:
THE POETS OF RHYTHM - full live band
THE SUGARMAN 3 - full live band
EMIL CARTER from MICKEY & THE SOUL GENERATION - full live band
SPEEDOMETER - full live band
FUNKSHONE - full live band
DJ FORMAT - DJ set
PUSH - full live band
EDDIE PILLER - DJ set
GEMMA & THE TRAVELLERS - full live band
DJ ONEOFAKIND - DJ set
ATHENS OF THE NORTH DJ's
FUNK E FISH - DJ set
GEMMA & THE TRAVELLERS - DJ set