Tag: soul

Soul Intent -Soul & Funk – Sat 14 May

Classic Motown soul and funk tunes – come and hear the 8-piece band Soul Intent play live at The Portico Gallery on Sat 14th May from 8pm til late.

All profits will go to The Portico Gallery to help us continue to welcome the community to all the wonderful events and classes we are able to hold here.

£8 on the door and only £6 in advance – just click on the Add to Cart button below:

Soul Intent is an exciting soul band featuring vocalists, a hot rhythm section with percussion, and guitar and keyboards guaranteed to get you moving! Come and listen, enjoy or if you like, dance to the band’s versions of Car Wash, Dancing in the Street, Signed Sealed Delivered,Dock of the Bay,Lovely Day, Midnight Hour, Rock Steady, Soul Man, Boogie Ooogie Oogie and many more.

Soul Intent plays crowd-pleasing soul classics for both dancing and listening.

At the Portico Gallery on Saturday 14th May from 8pm.

All proceeds go to The Portico Gallery – come along, support the Gallery and party!

Early booking advisable with advance tickets available for £6 – just click the PayPal button above

Mambista – March 2015

Whether you’ve already been Mambista’d, or plan to give it a go when the stars are perfectly aligned – you’ll be in for a fabulous, soulful night.

Our Mambista nights have been great fun, and much more is planned for the fourth Friday of each month in the warm embrace of the Portico Gallery.

March 2015 Web

We’re back on Friday 27th March.  The night swings into life with Newton’s Salsa dance class at 7pm,  followed by Gerry Lyseight on DJ duties on either side of Cuban group Son Yambu’s set, through until midnight. (Check out more details on Son Yambu below…)

Doors: 19.00- midnight.  Salsa class 19.00-20.00hrs.  Mambista from 20.00 til midnight.

Click on the PayPal button above to pay £6, in advance.

Otherwise it’s just £8 for the salsa dance class at 7pm (includes free entry to Mambista at 8pm) or £8 on the door for Mambista from 8pm through until midnight.

Son-Yambu-2 March

Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms and is the root of all salsa music. Formed in 2011, Son Yambu feature a new generation of (mainly) Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista Social Club legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997.

March Mambista Album Cover

Son Yambu have recently released their debut CD – ‘La Maravilla’ on Apollo Sound.

‘Son Yambu are an acoustic septet with the real sound of Santiago De Cuba.’ Evening Standard ****

‘The UK’s very own Buena Vista band … absolutely tremendous … if you don’t start to move to this there is no hope for you! Extraordinary music.’ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.



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