Celebrating 75 years of Blue Note Records
22 Nov 2014
Chalk Farm Road
Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal. The New York-based quasi-collective have leapt from being an underground secret to international fame in a very short time. 2014 has got off to a winning start for the group; they took their first Grammy Award for ‘Best RnB Performance’ featuring Lalah Hathaway, released a brand new album We Like It Here and played two sold-out shows at London’s Scala in May. We are delighted to announce Snarky Puppy will return to the UK in November to play The Roundhouse for one night only.
With a deep knowledge and respect for the tradition, their music ranges from raw funk and soul through to lyrical melodies and lush harmonies, and their live shows are unparalleled in energy, virtuosity, and sheer musicianship.
'Nobody outran the sheer flat-out verve of American jazz-fusion collective Snarky Puppy, who funked everybody's suncream off as if recreating the movie Speed, playing as if the tent would explode if they slowed funk-delivery below 50mph.' (The Guardian)
Banda Magda open the night — founded and led by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou — moving from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won Magda awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis CK (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).
Check out the sophmore album Yerakina here:
<a data-cke-saved-href="http://bandamagdamusic.bandcamp.com/album/yerakina" href="http://bandamagdamusic.bandcamp.com/album/yerakina">Yerakina by Banda Magda</a>