The Skids, 17 June 2017
Gig of The Skids in Concorde 2
It's time for Craig Charles to land at the seaside as he brings his renowned Funk & Soul Club to Concorde 2! That's right, the BBC Radio 6 and Red Dwarf star brings his Funk & Soul Club to London for the evening and he's armed with a huge line-up! With a set that will spin party goers into the high heavens, we can pretty much guarantee that you won't stop moving all night long! Disco classics, Funk, Soul and some beautiful surprises thrown in for good measure - Craig knows how to bring a crowd together! No Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club would be complete without The Allergies! The Bristol based duo who are signed to Jalapeno Records recently dropped brand new single 'Love That I'm In' featuring Andy Cooper of Ugly Duckling to great acclaim. Seamlessly fusing Soul, Hip Hop, Breaks, Funk and Disco, these guys take pride in mixing vintage sounds with modern beats. Unsurprisingly, Mr Charles is a fan, giving them regular play on Radio 6 and describing their sound as 'big, bouncy and fat just how I like my Funk'.Frank Benbini of Fun Lovin' Criminals is also back with his feel good duo Uncle Frank. Featuring fellow producer and instrumentalist Naim Cortazzi these guys are committed to music that mixes soul, funk, rage and love! Having toured America with UB40, last year saw the release of their anticipated second album 'Love Lion' and they haven't stopped since! Their live performance at this show will be a sure highlight!DJ Cheeba is one of Bristol's treasures and a valuable international export! After joining the Solid Steel Family on Ninja Tunes, CJ Cheeba rose to fame with his ability to dig up and mix up forgotten beats and breaks! A regular guest for notorious Soundcrash parties, Cheeba's ability to rock a party is unrivaled.Spilling his largest, heaviest feel good tunes Sir Funk will be on hand to warm the party revelers up with all that undeniable charm! What's better than an excuse to hit up sunny Brighton by day and hit the town by night?! Craig and co. will have you wiggling like a mermaid in fizzy lemonade!
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About The Skids
Skids are a Scottish punk rock and new wave band, formed in Dunfermline, Fife in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (guitar, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals), William Simpson (bass guitar and backing vocals), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and Richard Jobson (vocals, guitar and keyboards). Their biggest success was the 1979 single "Into the Valley" and the 1980 album The Absolute Game. In 2016 the band announced a 40th anniversary tour of the UK with their original singer Richard Jobson.
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