Worm Gigs: Fred Wesley & The New J.B.'s + Stone Cold Hustle
Fri Nov 03 2023 at 06:30 pm
SWX Live Bristol | Bristol, EN
AdvertisementBoy are we excited for this one!... Welcoming to Bristol and SWX, the living legend of Funk, and his first Bristol show in over twenty years, Mr Fred Wesley!!
- Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s -
Born in Columbus - Georgia, and raised in Mobile - Alabama, Fred Wesley began his career as a teenage trombonist with Ike and Tina Turner. He later was music director, arranger, trombonist and a primary composer for James Brown from 1968-1975, then arranged for and played with Parliament-Funkadelic and the Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band!!
With Brown and as leader of his backing band The JBs, Fred Wesley “was the world’s most famous sideman, orchestrating the sinuous grooves and contributing the bold, surgically precise solos that defined the language of funk.” Seminal hits Wesley helped create include Brown’s and the JBs’ “Big Payback” and “Pass the Peas.” Others include Parliament’s “P-Funk” and Bootsy’s “I’d Rather Be with You.” On top of this, he has worked with a who’s who of influential artists including Ray Charles, Pancho Sanchez, Van Morrison, the SOS Band and Cameo, as well as with his close friends and cohorts Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis!!
THE NEW JBs: Fred Wesley – Trombone, Bruce Cox - Drums, Dwayne Dolphin - Bass, Peter Madsen - Keyboards, Reggie Ward - Guitar, Gary Winters - Trumpet, Phillip Whack - Saxophone.
- Stone Cold Hustle -
Support comes from Bristol’s best new doing it Funk band 'Stone Cold Hustle'. This 7 piece are all killer licks n' moves and feature some very recognisable musicians from some other notable Bristol bands.
- Late Night Funk Club DJs -
Premier Bristol funk clubnight ‘Late Night Funk Club’s DJs will be spinning warmup jams to get you groovin’.
Tickets are £25 adv available from here at Headfirst, SWXBristol.com and See Tickets/
We also have some £20 'concession tickets' available. These are accessible to people who are:
On benefits, disabled, unemployed or surviving off your pension! Please feel free to email: [email protected] for the link - no questions asked!...
Hope you can join us for us for this EPIC evening of FUNK at SWX in Bristol.
Worm Gigs ~~~~ a Worm Disco Club production.
Where is it happening?SWX Live Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
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