The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest-grooving rhythm sections around producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, Beck, Mumford & Sons) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the hottest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Jill Scott, David Axelrod, Duran Duran, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Spector, The Allman Brothers, Mark Ronson, The Atomic Bomb Band, Madness and the James Taylor Quartet to name a few.
After the fun and frolics of their debut US Tour – a 10 date run of the South – in the Spring, followed by a short hit of the New York area in July, The Filthy Six are heading back down below the Mason-Dixon line to visit their newfound friends once more. This time they are spreading wings a little farther afield to tempt a few South Easterners into some Filthy dancefloor manoeuvres whilst encountering new, as yet unchartered, places and people along the way. The Texas Turnaround Tour, with the support of Stetson USA, starts and finishes in Texas with the boys heading out East all the way to Florida and back taking in Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, the Carolinas and Georgia for a 20 date run that'll eat up more miles than Lance Armstrong on EPO.
The band for this tour features a UK/US alliance of reputed bad-assery including Nick Etwell on Trumpet, Frank Walden (Amy Winehouse/Tom Jones) on Sax, Jerry Haglund (James Taylor Quartet/Claes Jansson) on Guitar, Kevin Scott (Bernard Purdie/Grant Green Jnr) on Bass, Nate Basinger (The Lost Counts/Diplomats of Solid Sound) on Organ and Duane Trucks (Hard Working Americans/Col. Bruce Hampton) on drums. A line up that's as sexy live as it sounds on paper, these instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously blowing the roof off every venue they play. An absolute must-see for fans of the Soul Jazz/Groove genre and indeed, any fans of good Soul music full stop.
Monday, October 6 2014
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)