STOP THE FUNKIN’ PRESS!
Hosts, Absolute Party Cruises yet again demonstrate a gratifying break from the norm upon The River Thames what can only be described as a real treat for the London party boat scene. DJs Dave and Lee Grimshaw (last seen on the river at Wayne Hemmingway’s Vintage Festival) spin the finest in Funk, Soul, Northern Soul, Hammond Grooves, Boogaloo, Bongo Breaks, and Acid Jazz from the 60s onwards and Big Boss Man will be performing a special live performance.
Boat Leaves Festival Pier 8pm SHARP. Returns 11.45pm BUY TICKETS – £15 for Early birds, and £20 there after.
“I’ve been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man. Aardvark. Double Groovy!” CRAIG CHARLES
★★★★ BLUES & SOUL
★★★★★ MONKEY BOXING“
Excellent” MARK LAMARR, RADIO 2
WHO ARE BIG BOSS MAN?
If you’re a fan of a hip hammond with flavours of 60’s and 70’s drenched R’n’B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop (and you haven’t been hiding under your scooter for the last 1o years) then you will be more than aware of these guys. Now on their fourth album release (not counting their numerous compilations such as; Soulshaker, Blow Up Series) their collective mighty talents were uncovered when the album ‘Humanize‘ (Blow Up 2001) went on to be used exclusively as the soundtrack for the 2002 BAFTA nominated short film ‘Sweet’ featuring The Mighty Boosh.
‘Party 7’ from Humanize was also featured in the Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona Nike World Cup worldwide advert in 2006 and was subsequently released as a limited single. Their 2005 follow up ‘Winner‘ (Blow Up) was produced by the band and Morgan Nicholls (The Streets / Muse / Gorillaz).
Their remix of Paul Weller’s (The Bottle) put them firmly on the map and their dancefloor favourite ‘Sea Groove‘ was used by the Red Cross for a nationwide campaign in the USA. The original 7″ version of Sea Groove is now valued at and being sold for £25 in the official Record Collector guide – although you’d be hard pushed to find one!
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“A great track” (Theme from Last Man) HUEY MORGAN, BBC RADIO 2 “The whole album’s absolutely brilliant” CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC 6 MUSIC “Classic Psych Funk” NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC “Maybe the coolest record we’ve ever heard from this mod British combo. The look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s with a feel that’s somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years!” DUSTY GROOVE “Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames at the Flamingo revisited” MONKEY PICKS “Effortlessly hip” ★★★★ ECHOES “The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo” MUSIC ★★★★, SONIC ★★★★ HI-FI CHOICE ★★★★★ DRUMMER MAGAZINE ★★★★ RECORD COLLECTOR