BOOGALOO BOWL (Free Bowling)
The Boogaloo Bowl is a brand new weekly night of Soul, Funk and all things Groovy featuring London's finest bands and DJ's playing everything from Acid Jazz to Afro-beat, Mambo to Marching band mash-ups and everything in between!
Make sure you bring your dancing shoes because the Bowl just got Soul!
We almost forgot, every Monday we're offering complimentary bowling and complimentary shoe hire for parties over 4!
Playing time will be limited to 60 minutes and lanes will be given on a first come first serve basis.
We welcome all ages up until 7pm. 18+ thereafter.
Please note we do not take reservations for lanes.
Monday's the new Friday - the weekend starts here!
Acid Jazz Presents The Filthy Six & DJ's Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz) & Richard Searle (Corduroy)
"The opening night of the Boogaloo Bowl sees a party hosted by London independent music legends Acid Jazz Records celebrating over 25 years of genre busting music making from the James Taylor Quartet and The Brand New Heavies in the 80's right up to the 21st Century stable of Matt Berry and The Filthy Six. Eddie Piller and Richard Searle (Corduroy) will be at the desks spinning everything from Northern Soul/Funk/Jazz/60's Psychedelia and Maximum R&B with The Filthy Six performing "Live". Do not miss this!"
The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections east of New York, producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, David Axelrod, Beck) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the hottest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Jill Scott, Dionne Warwick, Jack White, Pee Wee Ellis, Mumford & Sons, Galactic and the James Taylor Quartet to name a few. These instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously blowing the roof off every venue they play!
2012 saw the bands second release for Acid Jazz records - The Fox - garner plaudits from scenesters and critics alike, including 'Album of the week' on JazzFM. An 11 date tour of the UK and Ireland followed, furthering their reputation as a live act not to be missed. 2014 will see the release of their third album followed by touring in the UK and Europe, as well as their first shows in the USA.
"Led with brassy authority by Nick Etwell this punchy band recalled the muscular funk of Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff... dazzling guitar breaks and appropriately booting sax solos went down a treat!" (4/5) - London Evening Standard
"These guys have got all the licks! Soul jazz how we like it; rough, rugged and played by guys totally on top of their game. A very exciting addition to the UK scene” - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music
"A mutha of a soul food plate… Killer horns and cooked just right organ… Love ‘em and you’ll never leave ‘em!" - Hammond Beat
THE FOX… (April 2012)
"The Filthy Six bring the soul-jazz workout right up to date with a joyful exposition of groove led abandon... great fun and excellent musicianship combined with tight funky grooves" – Echoes Magazine
"Stylistic, funk-soaked jazz" - Jazzwise
"A vintage gem…consummate musicianship, groove, style and panache…an overwhelming motoric jazzer!" – Blues & Soul Mag (4/5)