Bad Girls Groove

The Groove, the whole Groove and nothing but the Groove!

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Last Show: Tuesday 13 th June 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Fronted by sensational young female singers, accompanied by a line-up of musicians with pedigrees longer than a Royal Corgi, you can be sure that this fearsomely funky – and very friendly - band will put on a lively and unforgettable show.

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“Just to say this truly excellent band has 4 girl singers, backed by a funk machine of sax,keys,bass, drums and guitar. They were a massive hit in Cork at the Guinness Jazz Festival and can be found playing regularly at prestigious London venues such as the Blues Kitchen and Boisdale. Catch them while you can !!”

The List

2022 saw the Bads celebrating 10 years of Baditude, Badness and Boogie. The Bads started their journey playing to the Islington crazies in the bar of the Kings Head Theatre pub in Islington. Since then they have played many bars and clubs and at such well-regarded venues as the Blues Kitchens, Hard Rock Hotel, Boisdale in Canary Wharf, Mildmay Club, and also regularly headlined festivals in Sete, S.France and the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Individual band members have played variously in a variety of theatre shows including Hairspray and with such rock legends as the late Ginger Baker.

Expect songs by top artists including Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Slim Harpo, Amber Mark, the Neville Brothers, Aretha, Dr John, Bill Withers, Sly Stone, Ruthie Foster, Ray Charles and Sharon Jones plus original tracks featured on their latest EP.

Band Lineup

Roger Bolt (leader and guitar)

Mr.T (tenor sax and percussion)

Alberto Manuzzi (keys)

Jamie Murray (drums)

Trev Boxall  (bass)

Leigh Hayward, Emily “Ginge” Luke- Taylor (vocals)