"The funk is strong with these ones" ~ Daily Record
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.
The Scottish sextet's 2015 debut album was produced by Average White Band's Molly Duncan, its second single (Get Up To Get Down) was a BBC Radio Scotland 'Single Of The Week' in April 2016.
Having shared a stage alongside funk legends Average White Band, The Family Stone, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, and The Blockheads, to name but a few, JBiA are a regular feature at the UK's top music festivals, have made half a dozen appearances on national television, and regularly sell out venues across the country. More recently, they headlined the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Stage at the 2016/2017 Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party, performing to 80,000 people.
As purveyors of royal, calorie-laden, whipped up funk, JBiA are the perfect band to lay down the grooves with.
"Extremely funky" ~ Jazz FM
We serve good food, locally sourced and freshly prepared along with a wide selection of fantastic local beers, spirits and excellent wines.
Please do visit us for a meal or a drink before a performance and be sure to leave plenty of time.
Performances start promptly at the advertised time and, depending on the nature of the event, latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Doors to the venue will usually open half an hour before the performance.
Please note that due to conditions of our license entry to this event is limited to people eighteen years of age and older.