The Boom Yeh

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Last Show: Saturday 17 th August 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

London’s premier funk collective come to PizzaExpress Live for a night of pure uncut groove. Renowned for their high level musicianship and electrifying live shows, the band has garnered the support of BBC Radio 6, Jazz FM, Blues And Soul magazine and Radio/Club DJ’s far and wide. Following performances at EFG London Jazz Festival, PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho) and Manchester Jazz Festival, they'll be debuting material from their forthcoming new album.

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"Explosive Soulful Jazz-Infused Funk. Simply awesome!" - Time Out London

"Deep, pounding and highly stylised grooves. A thunderous London powerhouse of jazz, funk, rock and afro-beat" - Blues and Soul magazine

Formed in 2011 by guitarist/composer Jon Speedy in collaboration with saxophonist/horn arranger Ian Bailey, The Boom Yeh have been deep in the groove since day one. Featuring a rotation of London's finest musicians, their music is an intoxicating brew of funk interspersed with elements of jazz-rock, afro-beat, latin, disco and more. The debut album 'Reverberations To Constellations' released in 2013 followed by Vinyl E.P 'Darkstar' in 2015 and the 'Live At Hideaway London' album in 2016 all received critical acclaim and positive reviews. 'Turn It Up' - the lead tune from 'Darkstar' became a dancefloor favourite, receiving heavy rotation from respected international DJ's. Previous live dates include the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall), CLF Cafe/Bussey Building (Peckham), Mondomix Festival, Matt & Phreds (Manchester), Jazz Re:freshed and more. The band is currently working on a new studio album for release in 2019.

Band Lineup

Jon Speedy (guitar/MD) 
Ian Bailey (alto sax) 
Tom White (trombone) 
Paul Silver (baritone sax) 
Adam King (bass)
William Francis (drums)