The Spot Club Liverpool, Liverpool's coolest underground Jazz & Funk. Clubs
The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians.
They hardly need any introduction, having been the forefront of the UK funk scene since 2001.
They then went to form their own full band in 2004 and have four funkfuelled albums under their belt. They have been rocking the crowds and winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound,
combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.
The members of the Haggis Horns have performed and recorded with the like of Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Take That, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, Roots Manuva, Lou Donaldson, Elbow, Nightmares On Wax, Dennis Coffey, Finley Quaye, Robbie Williams, Morceheeba, Duran Duran, Craig Charles Presents the Fantasy Funk Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lisa Stansfield, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall & Snowboy, to name a few!
UK jazz guitarist Neil C Young is a gifted guitarist who is establishing his unique talent internationally through a raw combination of expression and technique.
The Neil C Young Trio (Quartet) are a tight, exciting and fresh live outfit, and performances are great fun to see live!
The Spot has been a very personal project for me from the start, designed by myself and brought to life by the wonderful craftsmanship of my good friend Mark Barnett. This has been a 2 man project from day one. Having lost my father 2 years ago, himself a very respected musician who had worked with the likes of Stan Getz, Joe Cocker & Nancy Wilson. I spent my life growing up in the cabaret and music lounges of the 70's & 80's, which still carried echos of years gone by and the jazz lounges of New York etc. It always felt like home in those places full of colourful people and electric atmospheres, rarely found today. I worked very closely with the stage newspaper over many years and from their obituary found things out I did not know myself.
Having worked and then later owned 3B Records a record store with a great reputation, I remembered the smelly damp unused space that dwelled below, and after a lot of persuasion, I convinced the building manger to let me have it and ‘The Spot’ space was born.
I knew what I wanted it to look like and feel like, and after a years hard work, we finally completed it on the 19th of October, and what started as a show and tell for friends grew into a soft launch; complete with our local crooner David Knopov and his band playing with impromptu performances from Liverpool legends Thomas Lang & Connie Lush... Amazing
Our ethos is to put on amazing Jazz, Funk & Soul live acts and DJ's for all to enjoy in an intimate and stylish setting with a nod to all those great speak easy's and jazz joints from years gone by and
not to mention my Dad, Tufty Gordon.
With a background spanning live sound, theatre and film, James brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Beginning his career in theatres, he has spent much of his time since working in live sound and recording studios with artists such as Public Image Ltd, Dappy and The Milk.
Also an accomplished musician, James plays both electric and double bass in a variety of groups with influences as wide ranging as traditional jazz and contemporary pop.
Presenting Herija... from London's vibrant young music scene. With members that have recorded with and performed alongside such British greats such as Amy Winehouse, Nitin Sawhney and Floating Points, the group disseminate a rich musical mix that combines Jazz, Indie and Soul.
Beautiful arrangement and stunning delicate vocals from lead singer Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne make up the deep trademark sound of this unmissable East London music outfit. Hejira consists of 5 stellar
multi-instrumentalists that switch between 2 guitars, 2 bass, 3 sets of keys, drums, electronics and vocals. In recent months the band have won the coveted Momentum Artist Award, played their own Boiler Room session live from London and toured Algeria as special guests of the British Council.
The Spot Club
5 Slater St,
T:- 0151 707 6444
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