The Derek Nash Funk Experience
Led by acclaimed saxophonist Derek Nash (Jools Holland R&B Orchestra) and with a band chock full of funk all-stars (who've played with, among others, Ray Charles, George Michael and Massive Attack), The Funk Experience bring you the sounds of Grover Washington Jnr, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Bill Withers and more as they dig deep into the beat and groove laden world that has inspired their journey as musicians.
A saxophonist at the forefront of the UK Jazz Movement, Derek is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones - from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano. He has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over thirty years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion. Derek has performed live on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Madeleine Peyroux, Roger Daltrey, David Sanborn, Eddi Reader and Tom Jones.
Line up: Derek Nash - Saxophone, Nic France - Drums (Bill Withers, David Gilmore), Otto Williams - Bass (Brian Culbertson, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Bobby Brown) Dave Ital - Guitar (Anastacia, Level 42, Craig David, Sugababes, Incognito). Pete Adams - keys (Yusuf Islam, Tom Jones, Go West, Sister Sledge, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Daryl Hall, Mica Paris, Martha Reeves, The Stylistics, Billy Paul and The Count Basie Orchestra)
You don't need any more reasons! It's goin' to be kicking!!