Extra Love are a ten-piece band from Manchester who throw a variety of spices into the Reggae/Dub pot, creating their own distinctive and very danceable flavour. With big vibes, grooves to make you move your waist line and deep bass that rolls all the way down your spine...this band is in it's natural habitat when mashing up dance floors all over the land. Expect equal helpings of conscious music and un self-conscious dancing at an Extra Love gig...
With a formidable rhythm section laying down a foundation that's as much influenced by the funky sounds of Afrobeat as it is the sounds of Reggae and Dancehall, skanks and soundscape pranks from the guitar and keys and powerful, vital lines from the trio of jazzy hornsmen, two charismatic vocalists complete the line up. Kuntri Ranks (aka. The Lion King) is a respected Reggae veteran, who has previously had to fill the rather large boots of Prince Far I with the pioneering 'world' music group Sons Of Arqa. The Greek ying to Mr.Ranks' Jamaican yang is Angelos Gavriilidis; a melodic and passionate singer / lyricist whose vast musical output encompasses everything from acoustic singer/songwiter ditties to downright filthy Techno productions.
The musicians in the band are young but surprisingly experienced professionals; what they lack in wrinkles and mortgage commitments they certainly do not lack in passion! Each individual regularly performs in a myriad of styles and other projects. All of these influences rub shoulders when the band kick out the jams, creating the progressive Extra Love sound. A sound which is steeped in but refuses to be solely confined to the 'Reggae ting'.
Extra Love and its members have shared the stage with top international artists such as Afrikan Simba, Top Cat, Channel One, The Beat, Rico Rodriguez (The Specials), Craig Charles, Ariya Astrabeat Arkestra, Kenny Knotts, Finley Quaye, Gentlemen's Dub Club, The Undertones, Beats and Pieces and many more. The band can often be found spreading the love vibrations on the festival scene as well as appearing regularly at venues and clubsOn across their native North West and beyond. The band have also recently launched their own night in Manchester, inviting top similar-minded bands and DJ's to join the party...and what a party it's turning out to be! The band are currently looking to bring the party to the international stage, everywhere can use more love... Extra Love.
On the night! Returning to Matt & Phreds after too long Extra Love will be showcasing their brand new album 'Out Of The Dark' released in February 2016. They will also be playing material from their much loved EPs 'Extra Love' and 'BIGMAN'. To miss it would be outrageous.
Kuntri Ranks: Vocals
Angellos Gavriilidis: Vocals
Josh Zahler: Drums
Matt Gorrie: Bass
Roy Medhurst: Keys, Backing Vocals
Phil Radcliffe: Guitar
Simon Lodge: Trombone
Chris Stevens: Trumpet
Sam Lewis: Saxophone
WEEKEND GIGS GET VERY BUSY. WHY NOT BOOK A TABLE?
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL:
0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)
It's that easy!
Visiting the club at the weekend? Be prepared to dance or kick back and enjoy the band and atmosphere! People like to get up and dance in front of the stage. If you prefer a more laid back night, we recommend a Wednesday or Thursday evening.