People are still talking about the Ralf Gum and Monique Bingham event from back in January and Makin’ Moves have only gone and trumped that with yet another stellar line up as they bring Tortured Soul back to London for the first time in 2 years to London’s best club Plan B in Brixton!
The band will be blessing us with new live material alongside Makin’ Moves resident djs Matt L-S and Jamesey who continue to make their mark in the London House scene.
US soulful house trio Tortured Soul are proof that modern soulful house music can be freed from the DJ booth. Influenced by such classic artists as Prince, Heatwave and Kool & The Gang, the band deliver their third cool, groove-centred album, dedicated to the memory of keyboard player and founding member Ethan White, who passed away suddenly in March at the age of 39.
Tastemaker Gilles Peterson has dubbed them “the future of house music”. Led by drummer/vocalist Christian Urich, delivering four-on-the-floor beats topped by a Maxwell-like falsetto, this band plays seamless club classics, always with poppy hooks.
“Hot For Your Love Tonight”, the band’s third album, opens with the ultra cool “I’ll Be There For You”. Other highlights include the deep house of “Don’t Lead Me On” and the handclap-catchy title cut, both of which are co-written by bass player Jordan Scannella.
“I Know What’s On Your Mind” was written and co-produced by Christian and Ethan with South Africa’s house music legend Black Coffee, and the Chic-like “Can’t Keep Rhythm from A Dancer” has received airplay all over the world, including from the UK’s Jazz FM, BBC Radio 2 and Mi-Soul.
Tortured Soul never stop touring the world. In May 2015 they arrive in Europe for dates that include the Southport Weekender, London, Hamburg and Vienna. They are also regular visitors to South Africa and South East Asia.
Saturday 9th May
418, Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY
Matt L-S & Jamesey
+ Tortured Soul live performing tracks from their new album ‘Hot For Your Love Tonight”
Limited early bird £10 tickets available from www.residentadvisor.net / £20 OTD
For more info check www.makin-moves.co.uk