Live acts 2014

Campsoul Music Festival Live Acts for 2014

Roy Ayers

Live in Concert Sunday 24th August 2014

Roy Ayers Headlining Campsoul Music Festival 2014

Vibraphonist / vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70’s/80’s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube. Roy Ayers recently recorded with hip hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Wil Downing.Many of Roy Ayers’ songs including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, ”Searchin”, “Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.


The Haggis Horns

Live in Concert Saturday 23rd August 2014

the haggis horns

The Haggis Horns Biography

The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk band extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians.

The infamous Haggis Horns hardly need any introduction, having been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they came to our attention on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds”. Having formed after meeting at Leeds Music College they have two funkfuelled albums under their belt, “Hot Damn!” & “Keep On Movin” (First Word Records) and they have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.

The members of The Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Morcheeba, Roots Manuva, Lou Donaldson, Elbow, Nightmares On Wax, Dennis Coffey, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Finley Quaye, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Craig Charles Presents The Fantasy Funk Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Martina Topley-Bird, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall & Snowboy, to name a few!



Live in Concert Saturday 23rd August 2014

b-funkt live at campsoul

B-Funkt Biography

B-Funkt brings together the best of Basingstoke’s soul, funk and jazz musicians and have made quite an impact in recent years performing at various venues and festivals across the South. With a 12 piece line-up headed up by Darrell ‘Soul Boy’ Eckett on lead vocals, with backing vocals from An’Drusilla Mosley and Kellie Grimes. Our tight and punchy 3 piece horn section consists of Andy ‘Jazz Dude’ Kennedy on Sax and Flute, James ‘Lips’ Lowe on Trumpet and ‘Wild’ Bill Crocker on Tombome. Moving on to the Funky Back-line we have Steve ‘Wah-Wah’ Brooks on Guitar, Tony ‘Tonewheel’ Imbierski on Keyboards, Paul ‘Groove Monster’ Wallace, Tim Davies on drums and completing the rhythm section is Percussionist Fern Rose aka ‘Mr Cool’. B-Funkt guarantee you’ll be dancing as we play soul and funk classics from the likes of; Incognito, Stevie Wonder, JTQ, Curtis Mayfield, Keni Burke, Luther Vandross, Carl Anderson, Reuben Wilson… just to name a few!



Live in Concert Sunday 24th August 2014

SouLutions Live at Campsoul 2014

SouLutions Biography

Newcastle’s not known as a hotbed of soul talent but that may be set to change with the emergence of new soul duo SOULUTIONS. The team is a girl/boy pairing (Louise and Steve) and they write and produce all their own material. Louise is SouLution’s singer and she’s been winning talent shows since she was knee high to that proverbial grasshopper! More recently she received rapturous applause when she joined Candi Staton on stage at one of David Gest’s soul extravaganzas.

There is no doubt SOULUTIONS are the hottest soul act of the summer. Their irresistible ‘Listen’ has taken the soul world by storm and the fab Drizabone mix of the song rightly and proudly sits atop every credible soul chart. The infectious ‘Listen’ is starting to make an impact Stateside too and after a quick listen to some of the band’s other songs, it’s clear that SouLutions are no one trick ponies!



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