Funk at The Forge

The Forge

Saturday 8 October 2016 Tickets from £5

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Saturday 8 October 2016
19:30 - 01:00
Tickets from £5
Live Music
Funk & Soul
Over 18

Co-headlining this popular monthly night are two of the hottest funk & soul bands in the UK – Gemma & The Travellers and Crowd Company. Not only will they be each playing a set, they’ll also collaborate on a special “superjam” finale: Gemma & The Travellers vs Crowd Company.

One of Europe’s most in-demand funk DJs, Healer Selecta, will be spinning funk & soul 45s throughout the night. And to open the night is a live set from international mainstays the Soul Immigrants Organ Trio.




Gemma & the Travellers give a nod to the early deep Soul, R&B, Northern Soul and Funk of the 60s and early 70s but their songwriting brings a refreshing and very unique twist to the party.

Gemma’s inimitable and powerful voice interweaves with the uplifting harmonies of sax, Wurlitzer piano and guitar on the bed of a solid rhythm section.

Performing throughout venues in France & the UK and recently opening for Craig Charles at the Jazz Café in London, the band are completing their début album after having released many 45s on vinyl. Frequently aired on BBC radio’s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, the latest single “Too Many Rules & Games” was described by Craig as a “tasty little nugget”.


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Original retro funk and soul with a modern twist from eight-piece Crowd Company, one of London’s leading bands of the genre. Brimful of energy, with a raw edge, catchy hooks, and tight grooves, the band have a finely-tuned sound based around retro funk grooves with a soulful edge, a Hammond organ-based sound with a virtuoso horn section, and soulful lead with hook-laden harmonies.

As well as headlining sellout shows at many of London’s leading venues, the band recently were asked to open for acclaimed Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings artists Saun & Starr and they’ve also recently opened for and collaborated with The Meters' George Porter Jr on his UK tour.

”Excellent… tough, dirty and lowdown” said Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6



What have Nitin Sawhney, Trinidian Diva Z STAR, rapper Jcoo1, Ledbib’s bassist Liran Donin and Gilad Atzmon all got in common? They’ve all been through the ranks of this special band...

Evoking 70s funk and soul with in-the-pocket grooves, the band have released several albums and enjoyed extensive radio airplay across Europe, USA and Japan.

“You've got your groove on boy” - Steve Cropper

“I Like the way sing! You're a Soul Brother Too!” - Charles Bradley

“Sunk Without The Funk now that's a tune!” - Craig Charles



Healer Selecta (Dustaphonics / Raison D’Etre / Get In The Groove) is one of the UK’s most acclaimed DJs specialising in vintage music. He spins an eclectic selection of rare and classic 45s – funk, soul, rare groove, boogaloo.

“Healer Selecta has re-invented swinging London” - Mojo Magazine

“Here with a record box, where Healer Selecta goes the party is sure to follow” - Time Out

“You never know where you‘re going to end up with Healer Selecta, as his record box is veritable lexicon of musical style from the 1950s to 1970s. Never gimmicky, always darned groovy.” - #1 Pick of the Week, The Guardian Guide


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The Forge
The Forge 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden London, NW1 7NL

North London

Nearest station:
Camden Town (Tube)


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The Forge is an award-winning, acoustically-designed music & arts venue in the heart of London’s Camden...



The Forge

<p><strong>The Forge</strong> is an award-winning music and arts venue in Camden, which hosts<strong> a diverse and eclectic range of events</strong>, including:&nbsp;Classical, Contemporary,&nbsp;World,&nbsp;Folk,&nbsp;<wbr />Latin,&nbsp;Storytelling, Poetry,&nbsp;Pop, Rock, Indie,&nbsp;Talks, Workshops, Jazz,&nbsp;Funk and Soul.&nbsp;<br />* We also have a <strong>Cantina</strong>, upstairs, serving <strong>Latin American street food and cocktails.</strong></p>

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