Thu Jun 17 2021

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway Camden Town London NW1 7PG

£17.50 per person

Ages 18+

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Ground floor tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. CLICK HERE for tables in our mezzanine restaurant overlooking the stage.
 

Having released eight albums over the course of twenty years and captured audiences all over the world with their energetic live shows, Soothsayers (led by horn players and vocalists Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft ) have pioneered a sound that encompasses the afrobeat, dub and jazz influences picked up in south London’s cultural melting pot and brought to life with a large collective of musicians, guest artists and producers in a constantly evolving musical journey. Their heavy, dubbed out grooves mixed with blissed out 3-part vocal harmonies, fiery afrobeat/jazz climaxes and politically conscious lyrics have led the way in a crossover of influences that much of the current younger new wave of UK Jazz musicians are beginning to explore.  
 
They’ve just released their ninth album (vinyl will be released in Jan 2021, out on Wah Wah 45s) entitled We Are Many. Recorded both in south London and across the globe in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it represents a positive and uplifting statement in these challenging times. 
 
Vinyl will be available on the night. 
 
“It’s an album that is both thought-provoking and musically outstanding” (Louder Than War)
 
“The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake” (The Independent on Sunday) 
 
Line-Up
Robin Hopcraft - trumpet/vocals
Idris Rahman - sax/vocals
Julia Biel - vocals
Kishon Khan - keyboards
Andy Gibson - guitar
Emmanuel Afram - bass
Saleem Raman - drums

 
Restaurant tables also available. Click here to make a booking.
 
This event is strictly 18+ with ID required on arrival at the venue.

 

Soothsayers (Drinks Only)

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    Soothsayers have been in their SW2 studio producing their own wide reaching sonic reflection of the locality which draws together the local raw materials of 24 carat dub, afro-beat, and deep-funk in compelling style. Influences are evidently wide ranging and numerous but The Wailers, Fela, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Skatalites, The Specials, Masakela ,Roots Manuva, Massive Attack, King Tubby should not be ignored.

    The result is One More Reason,  where producers and horn maestros Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft have brought a dub into the foreground by inviting features from legendary reggae vocalists Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet and Linval Thompson as guests, as well as a contribution from Mad Professor and mixes by Manasseh.

    The skeletons of the tunes were tried and tested in their legendary bi-monthly “Red Earth Collective” Effra session, Brixton’s hang out for musicians and music lovers and this has built Soothsayers music a dedicated local following. They have also proved that their immediate, uplifting energy travels well and a broad musical appeal has taken them gigging with their regular 7 piece band throughout the UK and Europe including massive festivals like Glastonbury, Rototom Reggae (Italy) and North Sea Jazz (Netherlands). As a live experience, fiery, soulful vocal chants, conquering horns, fat, heavy grooves and a line –up of astonishingly talented musicians produce a memorable, afro-inspired, dub-fuelled, dance-inducing experience. 

    Soothsayers made an initial mark with their acclaimed debut album, Lost City, which was grounded largely in a jazz framework, shaded by hues of reggae and African rhythms. That set was followed by Tangled Roots, an exceptional second album that defies standard classifications: the West African root that drove Fela Kuti’s rebellion is filtered through the deeply seductive dub experimentation of Lee Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, to create a sound firmly lodged in London’s broader musical experience.

    “Thrilling harmonies…seriously infectious dance-floor grooves…goose bump inducing vocals” - The Guardian

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Table of 3 - £52.50
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£59.25 (£52.50 + £6.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Table of 4 - £70
Price is for the full table. Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
£17.50 per person (+ fees)
£77.75 (£70.00 + £7.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

• Tables are available from doors and are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
• You must bring a valid form of I.D. on the night. Entry is not guaranteed without this and you will not receive a refund for your tickets.

Soothsayers (Drinks Only)

Thu Jun 17 2021 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Jazz Cafe London
Soothsayers (Drinks Only)

£17.50 per person Ages 18+

Ground floor tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. CLICK HERE for tables in our mezzanine restaurant overlooking the stage.
 

Having released eight albums over the course of twenty years and captured audiences all over the world with their energetic live shows, Soothsayers (led by horn players and vocalists Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft ) have pioneered a sound that encompasses the afrobeat, dub and jazz influences picked up in south London’s cultural melting pot and brought to life with a large collective of musicians, guest artists and producers in a constantly evolving musical journey. Their heavy, dubbed out grooves mixed with blissed out 3-part vocal harmonies, fiery afrobeat/jazz climaxes and politically conscious lyrics have led the way in a crossover of influences that much of the current younger new wave of UK Jazz musicians are beginning to explore.  
 
They’ve just released their ninth album (vinyl will be released in Jan 2021, out on Wah Wah 45s) entitled We Are Many. Recorded both in south London and across the globe in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it represents a positive and uplifting statement in these challenging times. 
 
Vinyl will be available on the night. 
 
“It’s an album that is both thought-provoking and musically outstanding” (Louder Than War)
 
“The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake” (The Independent on Sunday) 
 
Line-Up
Robin Hopcraft - trumpet/vocals
Idris Rahman - sax/vocals
Julia Biel - vocals
Kishon Khan - keyboards
Andy Gibson - guitar
Emmanuel Afram - bass
Saleem Raman - drums

 
Restaurant tables also available. Click here to make a booking.
 
This event is strictly 18+ with ID required on arrival at the venue.

 

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Ages 18+
limit 2 per person
Bar table of 2 - £35
Price is for the full table. Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
£17.50 per person (+ fees)
£39.75 (£35.00 + £4.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Table of 2 - £35
Price is for the full table. Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
£17.50 per person (+ fees)
£39.75 (£35.00 + £4.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Table of 3 - £52.50
Price is for the full table. Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
£17.50 per person (+ fees)
£59.25 (£52.50 + £6.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Table of 4 - £70
Price is for the full table. Tables are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
£17.50 per person (+ fees)
£77.75 (£70.00 + £7.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. • Tables are available from doors and are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
• You must bring a valid form of I.D. on the night. Entry is not guaranteed without this and you will not receive a refund for your tickets.