K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco

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  • The Forge


  • Live Music
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  • Camden
  • Live Music, Commercial/Pop and Retro
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 22nd May 2017 @ 19:00 - 23:00
  • 19:00 - 23:00

On Monday 22 May 2017, the K-Music Showcase returns to The Forge with an exciting line-up featuring the ever popular The Barberettes and Sultan of The Disco.

Each year the K-Music Showcase presents exciting Korean bands in London before they embark upon the UK festival circuit. In 2017, for one night only, both groups will perform for London audiences before taking their unique styles of doo-wop, pop and funk to The Great Escape in Brighton and Sound City in Liverpool.


The Barberettes

The Barberettes are a time-traveling girl group consisting of three lady singers. After releasing their first regular album [The Barberettes Volume.1] in May 2014, they became known for being "a time-traveling girl group reproducing the sound of 50s~60s".

They have also had favourable notice on international stages like MUCON SEOUL 2014Tokyo International Music Market, South By South West, Hong kong Asian pop music festival, and Midem. At the overwhelming request of fans abroad, the artists performed two separate concerts in Toronto, Canada.  In addition, they performed sell out shows at London’s K-Music 2015 and Brighton’s Great Escape Festival 2016. Whilst in London, the artists performed live on the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ and BBC Radio which brought them widespread recognition within the music industry.

Sultan of The Disco

Inspired  by  Soul/  Funk  music  from  the  golden  age  of disco  represented  as  Chic,  Kool  and  the  Gang and  Jackson  5,  Korean  indie  band Sultan  of  the  Disco  plays  to  deliver  vintage  sound  to  modern listeners.  The band  was  named  after  the  song  of  Dire  Straits Sultan  of  Swing'.  Members include Nahzam Sue (lead vocals), J.J Hassan (dance/chorus),  Ganji  Kim (drums),  G  (bass),  and  Hong-ki (guitar).

Nahzam’s priority is to inherit the vintage disco sound directly from the 60s~70s soul and funk masters, while sexy, unique group dancing is purely on J.J.  Hassan, who has spent more than enough years on the dance floor.  Through cool, yet fun costumes that befits the visual, the band combines musical seriousness and entertainment together.  When the band released their first full album 'The Golden Age (2013)', with the title clearly revealing ambition to inherit soul/funk masters, the album was an exceptional hit and was nominated at the Korea Music Awards for the best dance album.

Sultan of the Discos popularity most owed it to hilarious performances that made the band earn the reputation that whoever watches their show can’t help dancing with them. When they played at several international festivals including Glastonbury, Summer Sonic (Japan), CMJ Music Marathon (US) and CMW  (Canada),  all  of  audiences  danced  along  with  the  band  and  made  enthusiastic  calls  of One-more-song! Therefore BBC reporter Mark Savage said Sultan of The Disco was one of the best band  at  the  Glastonbury  2014  and  Grammy  winning  producer  Tony  Maserati  decided  to  produce Sultans single 'SQ (We Don't Need No EQ IQ)'   In  2016,  Sultan  of  the  Disco  was  invited  by  Glastonbury  Festival again,  and  signed  a  contract  for releasing their debut album in Japan with the major label, VAP.





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


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K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco
K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco
K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco
K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco
K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco