Jazz /funk/soul/ R’n’B band The Brand New Heavies will perform in two concerts at Bitefartcafe in Belgrade on 29 and 30 October, as part of the Musicology Barcaffè Sessions.
In an era dominated by hip-hop, the pioneers of the London acid jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, have transformed their great love for the funky groove of the 1970s into a sophisticated sound that follows in the footsteps of the classical soul.
The band was formed in 1985 by drummer/keyboard player Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew and bassist/keyboard player Andrew Levy, longtime schoolmates from the London suburb of Ealing. The group was originally instrumental and was inspired by James Brown and Meter Records, which the band members listened to.
The band’s founders, Simon and Andrew, are also co-authors and producers: 16 of their singles have entered the Top 40 charts, and they sold 2.5 million albums to date.
The Brand New Heavies performed in Belgrade three years ago, at all sold-out concerts, which is why the organizers of the event have booked the band for two dates this year, 29 and 30 October.
Other artists that will perform at the Musicology Barcaffè Sessions include the French-Moroccan singer-songwriter Hindi Zahra, on 28 and 29 September and Cory Wong (the brilliant guitarist of the American band Vulfpeck) on 7 November.
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