Next gig, see http://www.groovewarriors.com/
Classic funk at it's best
Seven of London finest funk players, who grew up listening and dancing to these tunes in the day.
We 'Love' the tunes, we 'Love' to play them, hence a fantastic vibrant band with 110% commitment to the groove
It's all about the
Our average sets would included funk classics;
Low Rider, Expansions, Whats Going On, Move On Up, The Worm, Jungle Strut, Always There, Running Away, City Country City, The Groove, The World Is A Ghetto, Gatur Bait, + many more.
Classic saxophone blues from the 60's. Tunes by Lou Donaldson, Eddie Harris, Horace Silver, Rusty Bryant.
Wicked funky blues, see https://soundcloud.com/buckinghamband
The Jammers are a mesmerising mix of Deep Funk - Heavy Blues - Spacey Rock - Power Jazz. These powerful expressive genres are fused together in our own unique style.
The Jammers were formed three years ago when Dave Clayton and Kenji ‘Jammer’ Suzuki had time off from their extensive touring schedule with Mick Hucknall’s Simply Red.
Musical empathy, intuition and sheer joy of music-making is ‘The Jammers’ and as the name suggests, 'Jamming' is the essence of the band. We have been loosely likened to the early electric Miles Davis era, Silent Way and Bitches Brew.
The line up is: David Clayton - the funkiest of keyboards players, Kenji Jammer - a maestro on guitar whose sound world is inspiring, Theo Buckingham - one of the UK’s finest drummers, Mark Buckingham - saxophones and on bass Tom Higgins.
The Jammers is a coming together of pure musical pleasure and passion, who are creating a loyal and devoted following of music lovers delighting in our musical efforts.
The musical experience of the band members is too long to mention, but needless to say, it is hugely expansive, global, creative and vibrant.
The Jammers represent a powerful musical journey. http://thejammers1.webs.com/
CD available from http://www.gruntproductions.com/
Next gig, Saturday 8th March 2014, Putney Arts Cenre,Upper Richmond Rd, Putney SW15
Exotic Hips. Ancient Riffs & Bamboo Lips.
Popular for their universal appeal to world music making, The IOTA group are a mesmerising mix of ancient Arabic, Egyptian & Greek scales, fused with modern percussive grooves and soundscapes.
Leading the band in no particular order is Greek virtuoso Oudist/Guitarist, Stephano Tsourlis.... with a mischievous duo of retired hippies, British woodwind Gurus Mark Buckingham and John Egan exchanging outbursts of exotic Clarinets and ancient Bamboo Flutes, add percussion with powerful kit grooves by Theo Buckingham, also a notable D&B producer with Rob Paterson meditative bass grooves.
On piano is Australian Award Film Composer/Pianist, Tom Donald who's piano fusion inventions was featured at Arabic Film festivals from Milan to Dubai, including a feature film on his own musical travels called the 'The Silence Project' documenting his tours through Sicily, Italy and The Middle East.
IOTA had humble beginnings meeting every week at Clapham Norths, 'Cafe Cairo' building up a diverse grass routes following of cosmopolitan Londoners, since then, they have performed at venues separately and together, spreading the word of musical universality from the middle east to western classical music, from the National Opera Studio, Ronnie Scotts, BBC Asian Network & World Service, Abbey Road Studios, Cold Trance Festival Belgium , Horcynus Film Festival in Sicily, Italy and the Dubai Film Festival, 2011.
With extensively documented gigs, film soundtracks and concerts the IOTA group offer fans and venues the unique chance to explore and discover a fresh direction in modern music.
CD available from www.gruntproductions.com
The Tom Donald/Mark Buckingham Quartet perform many originals plus a few well chosen standards.
Tuesday 9th September, The bUlls Head Barnes.
An energetic ensemble playing powerful compostions by Mark and Tom.
CD is aviliable from itunes and Amazon, listen via spotify.