The Filthy Six
Calling all you Bad Santas out there... The Filthy Six are throwing a bit of a Christmas do, so why not join us for an evening of soulful grooves and good times, and dance away 2015 at their last London gig of the year at Hideaway! There'll be party music (definitely), party games (possibly) and all sorts of seasonal treats on offer (maybe), all for the Scrooge-tastic price of only £5!
The Filthy Six are the most authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts on the scene. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections around producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of Jazz, Funk and Boogaloo totally in keeping with the Blue Note Sound.
"These guys have got all the licks. Soul jazz how we like it, rough, rugged, and played by guys totally on top of their game. A very exciting addition to the UK scene” - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC6 Music
"Led with brassy authority by trumpeter Nick Etwell this punchy band recalled the muscular funk of Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff... dazzling guitar breaks and appropriately booting sax solos went down a treat!" (4/5) - London Evening Standard
"Their heady mix of soul jazz flavours and bad-ass boogaloo, wrapped up with a vibrant energy and sense of humour keeps the crowd hooked from the moment they walk on stage. A sure fire bet every time!" - Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s / Shook)
"A mutha of a soul food plate... killer horns and cooked just right organ... love 'em and you'll never leave 'em!" - Hammond Beat (USA)
Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, David Axelrod, Mumford & Sons) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, Beck, Mark Ronson, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Spector, Basement Jaxx, Spiritualized, 4hero, Atomic Bomb Band, Madness, Galactic and the James Taylor Quartet to name but a few.
The past couple of years have been busy for The Filthy Six with in excess of 100 gigs; highlights of which have included 3 *Sold Out* shows for the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club - in London (twice) and Manchester; 2 *Sold Out* shows at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, London; a headline slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival (Jazz Stage); short runs in France and Spain, as well as their first gigs in the USA. In 2014 the band completed 3 Tours over 6 months in the US - two extended trips across the 'Dirty South' and a 4 date run around New York - recording 'live' sessions for KUT Radio (Austin TX), Daytrotter (Nashville TN), The Birthplace Sessions (Tupelo MS), Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions (Birmingham AL) and the Echo Sessions, set in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. 2015 brought the release of 2 short films documenting their Filthy fun and frolics across The South (with the help of their good friends at Stetson), the completion of their 3rd studio album, a series of monthly nights at the Brooklyn Bowl, London, and a series of After-show gigs for the Mumford & Sons 'Gentlemen Of The Road' festivals in the US.
Early 2016 will see the release of a third studio album on Acid Jazz Records. Undoubtedly their Filthiest yet, the record has been scientifically engineered to have you moving and grooving so hard you'll burn holes in not 1 but 2 pairs of boots and a large chunk of that dance floor too... Bad. Ass.
Line Up: Nick Etwell - Trumpet, Frank Walden - Saxophone, James Fenn - Guitar, Andy Noble - Organ, Dan Drury - Bass, Simon Lea - Drums