Nubiyan Twist are a blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers who have joined forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell.
Drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, Latin, soul, reggae and dance music, expect ultra-tight musicianship and an infectious and powerful 10-piece big band sound.
Their latest album Freedom Fables features special guests Ego Ella May, K.O.G., Pat Thomas, Cherise, Ria Moran & Soweto Kinch and was heavily playlisted on 6Music alongside live sessions with Gilles Peterson, Mary Ann Hobbs and Jamie Cullum on Radio 2 plus their UK TV debut on Later...with Jools Holland.
Special guests Secret Night Gang were handpicked by Gilles Peterson from Manchester’s vibrant live music scene. Newly signed to Brownswood in 2021 and nominated by Jazzfm for Best Breakthrough Act, the main stage is set for them to breeze onto the scene as a multi-generational band breathing new life into the classic British street-soul sound.
Jazz-Funkers Secret Night Gang released their bold self-titled debut album on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings in October 2021. Led by the soulful vocals of Kemani Anderson and featuring saxophonist Callum Connell’s pin-sharp orchestrations, Secret Night Gang is a joyful slice of summer-soul goodness that nods to the vibrant history of jazz-inflected soul, while reflecting today’s genre blending sensibilities in a heady mix of souljazz, R&B, gospel and more.
With an upbeat positivity that’s impossible not to warm to, Secret Night Gang’s debut album emerges from the shadows and into the summery light.
Also joining the bill will be session keys and vocalist Ria Moran, the multi-dimensional creative force that is K.O.G and rapper and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli.
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