Campsoul 2016 Event Info
Fatback Band – Live in Concert
Sunday 28th August 2016
The Fatback Band is one of the most acclaimed Disco, Soul and Funk groups to have ever emerged from America. They are pioneers of Dance, Funk, Soul, Rap and R’n’B , the originators of the New York sound that has influenced so many, with a career loaded with 35 albums worth of anthems.
Formed in 1970 in New York City, The Fatback Band was the concept of Bill Curtis, an experienced drummer, inspired to merge the “fatback jazz beat” with a touch of West Indie & Caribbean beat into a funky groove. That was the basis of the first disco beat.
Hugely influential and still playing live shows that blow audiences away, they have had countless hits, have served up many club anthems and have been to the White House, as well as having their music featured on cult TV shows like The Sopranos and Sky TV UK’s Revisita de la Liga show. The group has played all over the world, at places like the Lincoln Centre, Southport Weekender, WOMAD in Reading & Spain, London’s Jazz Cafe, The Baltic Soul Weekender, Marbella Jazz Festival, and Glastonbury.
The Fatback Band makes funky, orchestral soul music built for the live party circuit. Piloted by legendary bandleader Bill “Fatback” Curtis (percussion) and reinforced by Ledjerick Todd Woods (trumpet), Ed Jackson (saxophone), Cordell “Pete” Everett (bass, vocals), Darryl McAllister (guitar) and Lynell Muldrow (drums), the group’s high-energy songs and live performances are raw, earthy and explosive, showcasing members’ improvisational skills and musicianship. Poetic lyrics are bolstered by an infectious groove that pumps blood through the heart of the Fatback Band and brings fans their feet.
Fatback is the last of the great dance and entertaining bands, and celebrates the fact that before DJ’s existed, it was them who were making people dance, a skill they entertain to this day.
New Street Adventure Live In Concert
Saturday 27th August 2016
Following the success of their critically acclaimed debut, “No Hard Feelings”, which earned praise from the likes of Tim Jonze (The Guardian), Paul Moody (Q Magazine) and Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), New Street Adventure are back in the studio working on their follow-up.
2015 saw the Londoners take their…explosive live show around the country, gracing venues such as Camden’s Jazz Cafe and Manchester’s legendary Band on the Wall, rounding off the summer with a highly-rated performance at the distinguished Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul festival in Birmingham.
The year ended in style with a packed-out show at 229 Great Portland St and a surprise set at Clapham Grand, supporting Acid Jazz royalty, Brand New Heavies.
2016 looks set to be New Street’s busiest year yet. Having just announced six dates with The Rifles in February/March, the band are also preparing for a two-week European tour in April and their own headline tour of the UK in May and June, with album two due for an autumn release”
Hannah White performing Live
Sunday 28th August 2016
Hannah White is a London based singer/songwriter, she started her career touring Europe with a motown girl band. She subsequently worked with many renowned Artists including Alexander O’Neal, Gary Brooker and Ringo Starr. She became part of The Jones Gang as a backing vocalist working with Kenney Jones of the Small Faces/Faces and other guest musicians such as Joe Brown and Ronnie Wood.
Hannah is currently Kenny Thomas’ backing vocalist and part of the Dig band/DSG family working with Nigel Lowis on their own projects. Hannah has also been Co-Writing her debut Album ” Lost in Reverie” with Nigel Lowis. Forthcoming this summer.
NICKY HOLLOWAY ~ CHRIS BROWN ~ SEAN FRENCH ~ TONY FERNANDEZ ~ GINGER TONY ~ VIVY BEE ~ PAUL MORRISSEY ~ DARRELL STEAMEN ~ JAMIE TAYLOR ~ FITZROY Da BUZZBOY ~ ANDY COLES ~ CHRISTIAN MCCLEAN ~ MARIE GARACCIO ~ GEOFF ALLMAN ~ MARK WHIFFIN ~ GARY SPENCE ~ JULIE PRINCE ~ CHRIS D SMITH ~ GAYLE LAWLESS DUMONT ~ MARK ‘Spit’ FENTON
2016 optional fun theme is “Bling”
First 300 tickets entitled to attend the exclusive party on the Friday night *SOLD OUT*
The whole event was also sold out last year, you have been warned!!
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Parking is FREE
If you are camping you may park next to your tent or van; if you are planning on leaving site over the course of the weekend please park in the designated parking area.
For everyone else there is designated free parking on site.
Nearest train station is Didcot Parkway (Services from Bristol, London, Watford & Chester)
Approx. 4 mile taxi journey to Campsoul Site (list of local taxis available on fact sheet)
Nearby Hotels & B&B’s for anyone who doesn’t do camping!!!
There are only a few rooms left at the lovely Milton Hill House Hotel. This Hotel is 500 metres from Campsite entrance.
Please contact the hotel directly by the details below:
Quoting: Campsoul Music Festival 2016
Reservations Co-ordinator – Tel: 01235 825720
Note for guests: Payment will be taken at the time of booking.
Reservations are non-cancellable and non-transferable.