Featuring: Pee Wee Ellis, China Moses with special guest Omar MBE
Led by James Brown’s MD, renowned saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and co-curated with singer China Moses, FUNK: A Music Revolution celebrates funk’s influence from its early days to latest sounds.
“From 1967 when Mr. Brown and I wrote “Cold Sweat” until today, Funk has been woven into the DNA of popular music. We want to tell that story.” – Pee Wee Ellis
Featuring groundbreaking songs Cold Sweat and Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud, the ten-piece band journey through six decades of music. Hear new arrangements of the funk classics, riffs and samples that have influenced popular music from disco to afrobeat to hip hop. UK street dance group The Locksmiths join the stage.
Bring on the FUNK.
BAND LEADER, MD, sax – Pee Wee Ellis
VOCALS – China Moses with special guest OMAR MBE
GUITAR – Tony Remy
HORNS – Camilla George – sax, Dennis Rollins MBE – trombone
KEYS – Dan Moore
BASS – Neville Malcolm
DRUMS – Daru Jones
RAPPER – Lady Sanity
The Locksmiths dance co
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Produced by Sound UK
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Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.