GEORGE PORTER JR (OF THE METERS) & THE RUNNIN’ PARDNERS + CROWD COMPANY

+ DJ Set from Noble & Heath

George Porter Jr (of The Meters) & The Runnin’ Pardners
www.georgeporterjr.com

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist and singer of legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters. In 2018 he and the rest of the band won the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Meters formed in the mid 60’s. They are considered originators of funk along with artists like James Brown, and their work is influential on many other bands, both their contemporaries and modern musicians.

George is known as one of the leading musicians on the current New Orleans funk scene and his acclaimed band George Porter Jr & The Runnin’ Pardners is a mainstay of that scene playing both classic Meters songs and original Runnin’ Pardners material.

During the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Dr John, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno to just to name a few.

George’s partnership in the Meters with drummer Zigaboo Modeleste is widely acknowledged as one of the best rhythmic partnerships in music. Many of their grooves , as well as full Meters songs, have been sampled or covered by the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest.

This is a rare UK tour by George and his red hot New Orleans band!

Crowd Company
www.crowdcompanyfunk.com

A modern take on vintage soul funk from highly acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company. Brimming with energy , catchy hooks and tight grooves the band combine a Hammond organ based sound with a virtuoso horn section and 3 outstanding soulful singers, often blending multi-part harmonies.

Tickets on sale Weds 6th June, 1pm