Latimo 'Heavy pop-funk'

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Last Show: Friday 1 st December 2017

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

This December sees two of London’s most exciting young acts coming together for a riotously funky collaboration. No strangers to London’s club circuit, LATIMO’s ridiculously infectious grooves never fail to get audiences throwing shapes, whether it’s in the city’s sweatiest night clubs or swankiest jazz bars. This December the virtuosic eight-piece are delighted to share the stage with London-born singer-songwriter SuRie, back on home turf after a writing and recording tour which has taken her from London to Stockholm, via Austria, Spain, China, Australia, New York, LA and Borneo. Expect a feel-good fusion of soaring vocals, blistering guitar solos and heavy horn riffs: this is an evening sure to surprise and delight, with jaw-dropping SuRie ballads and soul classics re-imagined in LATIMO’s trademark heavy funk-pop style. Don’t miss!

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"Latimo are a slick, stylish and professional band that consistently deliver on the live stage. Their original songs are a polished blend of funk & soul with widespread appeal - guaranteed to get any party started".

Rupert Burley

Raised from the Grassroots level, Latimo have played a host of pubs and clubs throughout London such as the 229 Club, Nambucca and The Enterprise as well as the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Streatham Hideaway Jazz Club. Their set consists of blisteringly funky tunes interspersed with reworked versions of classic favourites With their debut album due out in 2017, seeing Latimo on their rise is not to be missed!

The contrast between and within tracks will keep the audience on their toes – beautiful ballads interspersed with funky trumpet solos, more classic funk tunes with a real pop flavour and sickeningly virtuosic guitar solos appearing designed to rip you out of your seat. Above all Latimo tries to capture the grooves that made them want to be musicians in the first place, so whether you come for the gorgeous vocals, intricate horn solis or infectious rhythms you will definitely be tapping your feet in no time. 

Band Lineup

SuRie (vocals)

Aj Chandrasena (bass)

Stephen Michell (drums)

Matt Birch (trumpet)

Jon Bailey (trumpet)

Sam Whitehead (sax)

Chris Olsen (sax/guitar)

Nick Pike (keys)