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Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding’s music as two of the UK’s most exciting soul acts join forces to create the world’s funkiest Otis tribute!
“Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places.” Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music
Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival 2008, this authentic celebration of Otis’ music pairs charismatic Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet.
“Pure dynamite! One of the best funk soul bands in the world!” DJ Healer Selecta
The result is a truly uplifting show steeped in raw soul and late 1960s RnB (the real deal!!!) that is guaranteed to get you on the good foot. The show list features over 20 Otis Redding classics, performed live backed by a 7 piece band with Hammond organ, 3 piece horn section and 100% authentic instrumentation and arrangements.
Recent performances include The Jazz Cafe, The Boisdale Club, The Hideaway Club, and Hootananny in London; Band On the Wall in Manchester; The Stables in Milton Keynes; The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Headline festival appearances include Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival; Roubaix Vintage Weekender; Tighten Up Festival in Marseille; and Grand Casino Soulstice Party in Nice.
“Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love” Rev Chunky
Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu grew up with a heartfelt love of 1960s soul and RnB and voice to match. He’s performed all over Europe and Africa and his six-track EP Slow Me was released on Akazi Records in 2008. Mudibu’s new album Inzatsa (Fireflies) is out soon.
About the Jezebel Sextet
With over 10 years experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has toured with singers Sir Joe Quarterman, Rev Chunky, and Randa and the Soul Kingdom, played all over Europe, been broadcast on BBC 6 music, and appeared twice on London’s LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Box compilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie.