The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter.
Yes - The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJ’s.is returning to Exeter with special guest Don Letts. From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk & Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with their primetime Saturday night show,
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Mr. Charles and his trunk of funk DJs, every weekend throughout the UK - stopping regularly at Band on The Wall in Manchester for his monthly residency. A night of soul-hitting funk, ‘can you dig it’ attitude and dance-floor jivin’. The monthly stop off is currently one of the most anticipated nights in Manchester’s scene, with an array of guests from the funky depths such as, Maceo Parker, The BlackByrds, Smoove & Turrell, New Mastersounds, The Perceptions, Speedometer, Lack of Afro and Funkshone. Craig Charles has captivated crowds throughout the UK - the Maestro of funk has played at numerous festivals such as, Love Box, Park Life, Festival no 6, Wychwood Festival, Common People, Mostly Jazz funk and soul festival to name but a few. Highlighting 2016, Craig recently played to over 10,000 people at the world famous Arcadia and Shangri-La stage in Glastonbury.With a jammed packed year in the making, the funk and soul train keeps movin’ along without a stop in sight - in the words of the soulful don himself, ‘No Sleep till Bed time’.
Craig is joined in Exeter by Don Letts
Don Letts is a film director, musician, DJ and radio broadcaster. He came to notoriety as the DJ that turned punks onto reggae at The Roxy (the UK's first punk rock venue) back in 1977. Inspired by punk's D.I.Y ethos he made his first film 'The Punk Rock Movie' before moving on to direct countless videos for the likes of The Clash, Bob Marley and Public Image. In the late eighties he co-founded the band Big Audio Dynamite with Clash guitarist Mick Jones. His documentaries include films on Sun Ra, Gil Scott Heron and George Clinton and The Clash's 'Westway to The World' (for which he won a Grammy). 'Dancehall Queen' his first feature film, shot in Jamaica was a smash hit across the island in 1997. Over the years he's released several music compilations including the recently released 'Culture Clash Radio' inspired by his ten years broadcasting on BBC 6Music. His most recent film work includes the documentaries 'Skinhead' and 'Two Sevens Clash' which looks and the myth and the reality of the punky reggae party. He continues to DJ nationally and internationally with a sets that reflects the history and legacy of Jamaican music and the islands gift to the world - bass