JAMES BROWN IS ANNIE
One of the UK's most accessible Jazz-Funk artists, James Brown is Annie (JBiA) met in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from an Eddie Murphy SNL sketch.
Their debut album, produced by Average White Band's Molly Duncan, was released in April 2015, thanks to investment from Creative Scotland. The band's debut single, Ask Your Doctor, was written exclusively for JBiA by AWB's Alan Gorrie.
The Edinburgh-based sextet - regulars on BBC Radio Scotland and on Scottish Television - performed to 80,000 people at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party, and have supported everyone from Average White Band, Little Feat and the Spin Doctors, to Electric 6, Robert Cray Band and Hayseed Dixie among many others.
James Brown Is Annie will be playing all twelve, full-fat, calorie-laden tracks from their self-titled debut album ("A contender for Scottish Album Of The Year" - Daily Record). As well as airing a few funk favourites from the Average White Band, Steely Dan, Bill Withers stable, we will be performing some new, yet-to-be-recorded original material, too.
Aki Remally - Lead Vocals/ Lead Guitar
Barry Gordon - Rhythm Guitar
Brett Allan - Electric Bass
Davide Rinaldi - Drums
Eddie Miller - Electric Piano/ Backing Vocals
Jonny White - Tenor Sax
"Exceptionally funky" - Jazz FM
"The funk is strong in these ones. A contender for Scottish Album of the Year" - Daily Record
"One of Scotland's best bands of the moment" - BBC Radio Scotland
"A perfect example of of just how much fun funk can be" - The Scotsman
Weekend gigs get very busy so to avoid disappointment, call to book the best tables in the house. It's first come, first served so don't leave it too late!
0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)