Soul & Funk in The Suburbs
The Music of Otis ReddingPerformed by Reuben Richards & The Jezebel SextetSee Otis Redding’s songs performed live on stage as two of the UK’s most exciting soulacts join forces to make theworld’s funkiest Otis Redding show!Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival, this showpairs award winning soul singer Reuben Richards with Hammond and horns from The JezebelSextet.
The result is a truly upliftingshow steeped in 1960s soul that’s guaranteed to get you onthe good foot.You’ll hear 20 Otis Redding classics including My Girl, Mr Pitiful, Hard To Handle, Love Man, Try ALittle Tenderness and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay-all performed by an incredible 8 piece band.
This show has built a fanatical following touring all over the UK and Europe and regularly sells outtop London venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Dean Street, and The Hideaway.ABOUT REUBEN RICHARDSLondon’s original soul man Reuben Richards is an award winning singer who’s performed all overthe world and gained widespread recognition for his Otis Redding inspired vocals.
One of his earlysingles ‘Hold On My Heart’ drew praise from former Atlantic Records boss Jerry Wexler.Reubensubsequently performed with Stax/Otis Redding’s guitarist and songwriting partnerSteve Cropper.In 2016 Reuben released his debut album ‘About Time’ which was BBC Radio 2 Album Of TheWeek alongside his single ‘ASAP’ which was also BBC Radio 2’s Record Of The Week. Reubenwent on to achieve his highest accolade when he was awarded ‘Best Soul Singer 2016’ presentedby Jools Holland at the Boisdale in London.’
The influence of Ray Charles and Otis Redding oozes from every note’.–Uncut’Richards hasa crunchy, scrunchy sub-Otis bawl that would have sounded dandy in front of theMGs’.–Independent on Sunday’Reuben’s voice runs from breaking & emotional to Pickettesque power, and positively shines.’–Blues in BritainABOUT THE JEZEBEL SEXTETWith over 15 years experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has worked with singerssuch as Mudibu (JP Bimeni and The Blackbelts), Sir Joe Quarterman (Free Soul), Rev Chunky(The New Mastersounds), Liz Swain (Heritage Orchestra), Paris Ruel, Sulene Fleming (Brand NewHeavies) and Randa Khamis (Freestyle Records).
They’ve played all over Europe and beenfeatured on BBC 6 music and LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Boxcompilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie(Speedometer).
“The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic horn section”—Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul“Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places”—Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music“Truly magical, gave me goosebumps.”—Jan Cottington, Chapel Arts, Bath“Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love”—Rev Chunky
‘Crowd Company’. An 8 piece London funk soul band. Signed to the Vintage League Music label. Two albums released Now Or Never and Stone&Sky.