HOOK & SLING "London's Funk Weekender'
229 The Venue, London.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
*THIS TICKET GAINS ENTRY TO SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY.*
HOOK & SLING 2018
London's Funk Weekender featuring
THE SOUL TORONADOS (USA) **World Exclusive**
THE HIGHLIGHTERS BAND feat. JAMES BELL (USA) **World Exclusive**
OSAKA MONAURAIL (Japan)
THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS (Germany)
KIND & KINKY ZOO (Switzerland) **UK Debut**
MR. FINE WINE (USA) **European Exclusive**
BREAKESTRA'S MUSIC MAN MILES (USA) **European Exclusive**
FUNK NIGHT RECORDS' FRANK RAINES (USA) **European Exclusive**
IAN WRIGHT (UK)
DJ ONEOFAKIND (Guernsey)
JAZZMAN GERALD (UK)
DYNAMITE CUTS' MALACHI TROUT (UK)
ADRIAN GIBSON (UK)
Named after the Eddie Bo 45 of the same name, HOOK & SLING is London's Funk Weekender dedicated to bringing you the finest Funk bands from the past and present and DJ's playing the hardest Funk 45's in existence.
The Soul Toronados hail from Akron, Ohio and released three legendary funk 45's between 1969-1972 which were compiled by Jazzman Records as 'The Complete Recordings' in 2005. The Soul Toronados are flying in to perform hits such as 'Hot Pants Breakdown', 'Crazy Legs' and 'Funky Thang'.
The Highlighters Band featuring James Bell hail from Indianapolis and released two of the best Funk 45's ever in 1969 - 'The Funky 16 Corners' and 'Poppin' Popcorn'. The 45's are also sought after for their sweet soul flip sides. Stones Throw Records took 'The Funky 16 Corners' as the name of their 2001 rare funk compilation.
Osaka Monaurail are Japan's premier Funk crew led by Ryo Nakata. The band formed in 1992 and have released over 11 albums in a career that spans two decades. Osaka Monaurail have made collaborative albums with both Marva Whitney and Martha High who both were vocalists with the James Brown Revue in the 1970's.
Hamburg's The Mighty Mocambos have been releasing quality soul and funk recordings since 2008. They have worked alongside Gizelle Smith, Lee Fields and Afrika Bambaataa.
Switzerland's Kind & Kinky Zoo make their UK debut after critically acclaimed releases on Mocambo, Légere and Rocafort Records.
The DJ line up for this year's Hook & Sling Funk Weekender features the first set from Brooklyn's Mr. Fine Wine (a.k.a. Matt Weingarden)in the UK since 2001. His 'Downtown Soulville' Radio show on WFMU has been introducing the world to some of the rarest records for decades now. Breakestra's Music Man Miles jets in from Los Angeles again to play his superlative selection, Funk Night Records' Frank Raines is coming in again from Detroit as is Guernsey's DJ Oneofakind. 'Sister Funk' compiler, Ian Wright, plays at the Hook & Sling for the first time. The 'Deep Funk' club co-founder Snowboy plays on both nights as does his South London Soul Train DJ partner Perry Louis.
Artist Bill is Subject to Change.
Curated by Adrian Gibson.