The Brit Funk Association
featuring BEGGAR & CO, HI-TENSION, CENTRAL LINE
+ After Party with DJ Perry Louis (Crackers Radio / Jazz CoTech)
All-Star Brit Funk Supergroup featuring members of Beggar & Co, Hi-Tension, Central Line and ex-members of Light of the World & Incognito.
The Brit-Funk Association is a new project featuring musicians from Beggar & Co, Central Line, Hi-Tension and ex-members of Light of the World and Incognito to perform from each of the band’s back catalogue such as “Time”, “Somebody (Help Me Out)”, “Walking Into Sunshine”, “Hi-Tension”, “British Hustle”, “There’s a Reason”, “I’m So Happy”, “London Town”, “Nature Boy”, “Everyday” and choice selections of band’s that influenced them by acts such as Mass Production, Kool & The Gang, Roy Ayers Ubiquity and more. The Brit Funk Association recently released a new album “Full Circle” on Expansion Records.
The Brit-Funk genre started in the late 1970’s and was a catch-all phrase coined by Record Mirror Magazine’s James Hamilton to describe the distinctive mix of jazz-fusion-funk-disco music being made by UK bands such as Level 42, Light of the World, Freeez, Shakatak, Central Line, Hi-Tension, Morrissey / Mullen, Second Image, Direct Drive, Linx and Incognito.
Kenny Wellington (Light of the World/Beggar & Co.) – Trumpet
Peter Hinds (Light of the World/Incognito) – Keyboards
Steve Salvari (Central Line) – Keyboards
Patrick Mclean (Hi-Tension) – Saxophone
David ‘Baps’ Baptiste (Light of the World/Beggar & Co.) – Saxophone
Paul Mclean (Hi-Tension) – Guitar
Neville ‘Breeze’ McKrieth (Light of the World/Beggar & Co.) – Guitar
Billy Osborne – Drums
Ernie McKone – Bass
Harry Brown – Trombone
Jerome Harper – Trombone