HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations + Primo Nelson + Rubber Soul DJ's
Entry Requirements: 18+
Returning after their show back in March was cancelled due to the freaky snow, we welcome...
Hannah Williams & the Affirmations Hannah Williams & The Affirmations appear on Jay-Z's latest album “4:44”, which came out in June last year.
The title track of the American rap super-star and music entrepreneur’s new album “4:44” is built around “Late Nights & Heartbreak” which is also the title track of Hannah Williams & The Affirmations’ latest album, released by Record Kicks last November. The album, which comes four years after his last work “Magna Carta Holy Grail”, is produced by No I.D., already known for his works with Kanye West, Common and Jay-Z. Quoting Jay-Z: '4:44' it's the crux of the album, I woke up, literally, at 4:44 in the morning to write this song... It's the title track because it's such a powerful song, and I just believe one of the best songs I've ever written”.
Blessed by Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, the UK Soul Hurricane Hannah Williams confirms her status as one of the best soul voices around: she is an explosion of genuine emotions of love, lust, longing, anger and everything in between. “Late Nights & Heartbreak” has been recorded backed by her new band from Bristol “The Affirmations” at Quatermass Studio in London, the HQ of the British cult band The Heliocentrics and has been produced by legendary UK drummer Malcolm Catto, also known for his work with among the others, Mulatu Astatke, Orlando Julius, Floating Points, Quantic, Dj Shadow and Madlib.
Hannah Williams exploded onto the soul scene with her debut album “A Hill Of Feathers” in 2012. The first single “Work it Out” was an independent hit on the airwaves all over the globe and the official video has garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube. The story of Hannah Williams seems to be written in lore from day one. Her father was a musically gifted minister and her mother let her join the church choir at the age of 6. Hannah could read music before she could properly read words. Now she's an unstoppable force of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime talent.
Support comes from disco soul funksters...
Primo Nelson Hard hitting, funk inspired, groove movement of heavy horns and ripping riffs through a thumping funk core, husky tones and so much more!
Sweet funk and soul jams brought to you on wax throughout the night with the Rubber Soul crew on the one's and two's.
Later on after the live show, it’s strictly classic jams from Prince to Bowie, Grandmaster Flash to Nirvana, Bob Marley to The Stones...right the way through to 4am!
(For those travelling from Southend, the X30 bus departs from Chelmsford bus station, a few steps from the venue, at 22:43, 23:43 and beyond https://www.firstgroup.com/essex/plan-journey/journey-planner/)
8pm - 4am £7 ltd time only adv tkts, £10 std adv, motd (gets you the live show + clubnight): https://www.bassmentbar.com/events/0aff60e0-9cbb-0136-a8f3-2a7be89b176b
£5 otd from 11pm for clubnight only
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Primo Nelson are an original, hard hitting, funk inspired, groove movement of heavy horns ripping riffs through a thumping funk core, husky tones and so much more!
Radio play includes: BBC Radio 6 Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, Popcorner RAI2 (Italian national radio) and BBC Introducing Essex and Suffolk. Primo Nelson release their new single ‘What’s That?’ and ‘Punched On The Train’ on vinyl at the end of June. As well as Villaeg Green, shows coming up include support for Craig Charles at the Jazz Cafe in July and Exotique 2015 fest in Italy.
The band has an animation series in the pipeline, based on the characters in the band and their antics, albeit exaggerated versions! Look out for the Primoverse Series.