Lack of Afro + Stretch Soul Gang

Bassment, Chelmsford, GB

£8.00 ADV £10.00 OTD
Entry Requirements: 18+

To celebrate BBC Music The Biggest Weekend coming to four cities in the four nations, the BBC is holding a 10-day Fringe Festival at independent venues across the UK, starting on Friday 18th May 2018, and we're super excited to be part of it! Look out for our events held here across the week!

For those who missed their last, sold out show here in our low slung basement, now's your chance to grab yourselves a night of funk & soul straight from the top drawer!

Lack of Afro “One of my favourite producers – he knows his way around a good single that one. Totally excellent.” Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music)

“One of the kings of modern soul.” (Juno Records)

“Making great music and always making it interesting.” Jamie Cullum (Grammy Award winner)

Hot off the release of his critically acclaimed fifth studio record, "Hello Baby", multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Gibbons (aka Lack of Afro) is back behind the mixing desk crafting his next album. Slated for release in early 2018, this record will mark an incredible decade in music for Gibbons.

LOA ha worked with the likes of Joss Stone, Tom Jones, The Pharcyde, Professor Elemental, Craig Charles, Wax, Herbal T, Kraak & Smaak, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Flo Rida & Chance The Rapper to name a few.

Proving that he is not just a studio hermit, the Lack of Afro Live Band has gained a formidable reputation for sell-out concerts across the UK. The band features Gibbons himself on bass, percussion, occasional saxophone and drums, with many of the other players also swapping instruments, making for a truly unique live show. The new Lack of Afro album will be released in March 2018.

Come check out the new material alongside some stone cold classics!

“Absolutely loving this!” Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2)

“Such a talent – album of the year for me, just a little bit special.” Craig Charles (BBC Radio 2 / 6 Music)

“Properly lovely, always like what I hear from this guy!” Cerys Matthews (BBC 6 Music)

Support comes from the mighty, soulful, funked up sounds with a hip hop twist, Stretch Soul Gang! Having recently blown the crowd away at the Huey Morgan show, they return to support LOA here once again! Banging!

David Arscott & Ian Wright (Rubber Soul) and Luke Johnson provide the early evening soundtrack on the one's, two's, three's and four's!

Andy Hatman Laurie takes us on the late night party line, with strictly classic jams from Prince to Bowie, Grandmaster Flash to Nirvana, Bob Marley to The Stones...right the way through to 4am!

8pm - 4am £8 ADV TKTS HERE: £10 OTD

18+, please bring ID

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Lack of Afro

Stretch Soul Gang are a six piece, energetic, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz band. "excellent showmanship, inch-perfect falsettos, soothing basslines, and a great set of songs like the tunes Ain’t Got No Money and Sharks at the Wheel prove that Stretch Soul Gang are one of the most promising acts in the East"-Music Blog 42 30/09/17

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