The Getup

Featuring Ria Currie

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Last Show: Saturday 11 th May 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

Hammond Organ Funk Heavyweights The Getup return to The PizzaExpress in support of their latest album 'Take The Cake' out now on East Green Records. As well as the usual lineup this time the boys will also be bringing Ria Currie (Speedometer/Snowboy) along for the ride. You will be guaranteed to hear Heavy Funk drum breaks, swirling Hammond Organ, pumping Bass and tight Horns all woven around Ria's soulful voice. 

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“The Getup are like ‘Double Mod’ A true British funk sound”

Craig Charles DJ Funk and Soul Show BBC 6 Music

True heavyweights in the Hammond Funk genre, The Getup are fast establishing a reputation across the world for irresistible grooves, infectious melodies and energetic performances that have been shaking dance floors since 2004. 

With fans including Craig Charles (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC Radio 6), Snowboy (DJ & Percussionist) and a wealth of club and festival goers across the UK and Europe. The Getup sold out of their debut release, Getup & Groove (2007), within months. They then released the follow-up album Life @ Cafe Eric (2008). The band expanded adding a sweltering horn section and some hard Funk vocals, resulting in the bands second album, Straight From The Hob (2014). This gained much critical acclaim along with the four vinyl 7” singles released from this period. 

Live dates in major venues have included the Jazz Cafe (Camden), the legendary 100 Club (Oxford Street), The Pizza Express Jazz Club (London), The Hippodrome (London), The Hideaway (London), The Band On The Wall (Manchester), The Bussey Building (Peckham), Mostly Jazz Festival (Birmingham), Hook & Sling Festival (London) St Paul Soul Jazz Festival (France) and the much missed The Yardbird (Birmingham). 

The group’s latest studio excursions have produced, as you have come to expect, a Heavy Hammond Organ and Horn Fest, released on East Green Records. 

Currently featuring on Vocals you will find the amazing talents of Ria Currie. Ria has worked with the likes of Speedometer, The Fantasy Funk Band, Snowboy and the latin section, Martha High and Brenda Holloway to name a few. Sharing the love of old funk records with The Getup means Ria fits in with the bands sound perfectly.


Band Lineup

Mark Ashfield (organ)
Mark Claydon (drums)
Ian Stevens (bass)
Lee Blackmore (guitar)
TBC (sax)
Tristan Gaudion (trumpet)


Ria Currie (vocals)