SUN, 9th JUL 2017

7.30pm - 11.00pm

£10.00 adv + bf




“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”

Following a sold out London show in 2016 the band return for a UK tour.

The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone With the new album, Sound of Sinning the band explored other important influences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60’s and 70’s.

Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, funk, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it’s heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again

The band are renowned for incredible live shows and have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand bands of the genre.


Crowd Company are an acclaimed 8 piece band from London with a modern, original take on vintage funk and soul. Brimful of energy with catchy hooks / melodies and tight grooves the band combine a retro Hammond organ based sound with a virtuoso horn section, soulful lead and harmony vocals.

“Excellent. lowdown funk” Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6

Since their latest album release via the Proper Records label the band have received rave reviews and radio airplay across Europe, including being playlisted on the BBC Radio 6 Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.

They have also appeared with / shared the stage with acclaimed Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings artists Saun & Starr, New Orleans funk legend George Porter Jr of The Meters (UK tour), The New Mastersounds, James Taylor Quartet, Corderoy, As well as regularly headlining at some of the UK’s leading venues.

Crowd Company release their 2nd album this summer. The album was produced by Alan Evans of legendary funk band Soulive and recorded at his studio near Boston, USA.