Soul legends The Brand New Heavies are back with a 30th Anniversary Funk EP & a live stream gig on 3rd July 2020
- Published on Thursday, 18 June 2020 13:23
- Last Updated on 18 June 2020
- Monica Costa
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Time really flies … Can it really be thirty years since multi-platinum UK soul legends The Brand New Heavies’ debut album first strutted its way into the public eye with a romantic’s heart, a hedonist’s spirit and a Superfly sensibility? May 1990 The Brand New Heavies released ‘that blue album’ and with it came a winning formula which would go on to earn them 16 top 40 hits and three million worldwide album sales not to mention two UK Platinum albums. Emerging at the heart of the Acid Jazz scene, their self-titled 1990 debut made an instant impact with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and over the last three decades the band have not let up releasing enduring classics such as You Are The Universe, Midnight At The Oasis & Dream Come True to name but a few.
To celebrate these thirty years The Brand New Heavies are releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl, the first 7-inch release since Stay This Way came out in 1992. The 7-inch will contain the vocal performances of both Beverley Knight and N’Dea Davenport on Beautiful and Getaway respectively and as well as this they’ve put together a digital only extended player featured unreleased tracks from TBNH plus some wonderful ‘club ready’ remixes.
Not only that but this month The Brand New Heavies have unleashed a new digital EP The Funk going back to their roots with three tracks recorded at the sessions for the TBNH album.
The Beak is classic Heavies with a tough drum break allied to a tight horn arrangement, and comes complete with a Headhunters inspired coda.
Candy Town sees the band hook up with Dutch saxophonist and hit maker Candy Dulfer for an easy grooving slice of jazz-funk.
Both of these titles are previously unreleased and are joined by the album cut The Funk Is Back to round out the release.
Both The Beak & Candy Town are already seeing play on Jazz FM, where they are expected to be playlisted.
Hosted by the legendary MC Normski, the band will be performing live at London’s Under The Bridge venue on 3rd July 2020. Donations will be made to Stand Up To Racism. When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that you will be sent by email on the day.
Tickets from here.
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