Jazz Souled Out

Soul Grenades - Return to Soho!

In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

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Last Show: Friday 4 th November 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join Soul Grenades for a high energy evening of raw funk, soul and disco as they return to the fabled Dean Street stage. Renowned for their showmanship as much as their musicianship, the London-based 9-piece deliver entertainment in spades. Expect brass heavy, percussion fused music, and a driving rhythm section, fronted by multi-instrumentalist / vocalist James Follette.

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"Their live shows are electrifying affairs that are steeped in history but come with plenty of futuristic vim and vigour."

Juno Records

Based in London, hailing from Montenegro, Hackney, Sydney and beyond, Soul Grenades have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the live scene and festival circuit.

A veritable tornado of funk, the band boasts a super-tight rhythm section, a wall of brass and an extensive song book of original music. Fusing their many influences, encompassing crate-digging rarities to contemporary dance floor fillers, Soul Grenades deliver no-nonsense, hard-hitting funk and soul music.

“Delicious Detonation”, Soul Grenades’ 2020 sophomore album, received extensive airplay and critical acclaim worldwide. Their 2017 debut LP “Pullin’ The Pin” was equally well received. The band’s debut 45 on Mukatsuku Records received rave reviews and airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music on The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.

Soul Grenades are busy writing and recording their third album, scheduled for a summer 2023 release.

The band have performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, The 100 Club, The Albert Hall, Blues Kitchen, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Matt & Phred’s, South London Soul Train and many more. Soul Grenades have performed at major festivals including Green Man, Manchester Jazz Festival, Elderflower Fields, Kendal Calling and The Great Estate.

The band have supported several internationally renowned recording artists including George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic, Sister Sledge, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, The Mighty Mocambos, Geno Washington, Ural Thomas, The Allergies and more.

Band Line Up

Luke Bentley (trombone)
James Follette (vocals)
Milan Hawkins (saxophone)
Ray Lakhan (percussion)
Wally Miroshnikov (drums)
Keir Moore (guitar)
Andrey Novikov (keyboards)
Jack Richards (bass)
Nikolaj Schubert (trumpet)