JAMES BROWN IS ANNIE
Purveyors of whipped up, calorie-laden, full-fat funk, James Brown Is Annie are the modern day Scottish extension of Caledonian R'N'B legends Average White Band: smooth, soulful and uber-slick.
Renowned for tight, dynamic, groove-laden live shows, the sextet regularly sell-out shows across the country; adaptable to playing festivals, seated jazz clubs and sweaty nightclubs alike. As one of the UK's most accessible soul-funk-jazz artists, James Brown Is Annie met in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from an Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live sketch. Supported by National Arts body, Creative Scotland, the group's two albums (JBiA I and JBiA II) were produced by original Average White Band members Molly Duncan (2015) and Hamish Stuart (2018). Regulars on national Scottish television and radio, JBiA's second single, Get Up To Get Down, was a BBC Radio Scotland 'Single Of The Week' in April 2016. The only band to have headlined two different stages at the famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party (Waverley Stage 2012, Mound Stage 2017), playing to over 80,000 people, the Scottish outfit have shared stages with some of music's top recording artists (Average White Band, The Family Stone, Kaiser Chiefs, Electric Six, etc.) at some of the country's most prestigious venues, selling out many along the way.
Performing full-fat, calorie-laded, whipped-up funk 'n' soul, people can expect to hear material from the band's two critically-acclaimed albums, as well as material from the likes of Average White Band, Bill Withers, and, of course, James Brown.
"Proof that Scotland has the funk" - The Herald
"Cool. Great new sounds." - BBC Radio Scotland
Aki Remally - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Barry Gordon - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Brett Allan - Bass
Eddie Miller - Lead Vocals & Electric Piano
Jonny White - Tenor Saxophone
Scott Jamieson - Drums
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!
THE OFFICE: 0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
THE CLUB: 0161 831 7002 (evenings after 6pm)
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.