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Last Show: Saturday 21 st April 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Having been one of the bands that has spearheaded the resurgence in deep, gritty funk and soul for over 10 years, and having collaborated with luminaries like Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Sharon Jones, Billy Wooten, Sir Joe Quarterman and most recently ex James Brown vocalist Martha High, Speedometer enjoy a worldwide reputation as a class act. The group now brings a welcome spotlight to a fresh vocal talent - James Junior, who has already been likened to a young Donny Hathaway or Stevie Wonder, James has all the perquisite tone, phrasing and soul and is guaranteed to make a big impact . Their last album kicks off with 'No Turning Back' (taken from the forthcoming album of the same name) which is a storming latin soul/boss nova uptempo groover- but with lyrics directly addressing the 21st century issue of immigration.

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"Great stuff!" - Jeff Young ( Jazz FM)

"If this doesn't move you, nothing will!" - Junior (Eavesdrop Radio on WKDU 91.7FM, Philly)

Since forming as a quartet 15 years ago, Speedometer has been at the forefront of the funk and soul scene. Their music has been on the playlist of every funk and soul DJ dropping their heavy funk, latin or soulful beats on dancefloors around the world. Their music has also been the backdrop for countless TV shows and even Hollywood film trailers and has inspired a new a generation of funk bands too.
The early days were small gigs, playing Meters covers and Meters-inspired originals (hence the name). As the attention grew, so did the band, from a quartet up to the 10-piece outfit seen today. On the way, there have been countless singles, a load of albums, collaborations with some of legendary names in soul and funk, and toured all over Europe and Japan.
In 2012 they produced an album with James Brown’s soul sister Martha High and toured Europe promoting the album “Soul Overdue”
The release of their eagerly awaited LP 'No Turning Back' in July features the amazing soul vocals of James Junior.