We Got The Funk: All Day Breakfast Café
All Day Breakfast Cafe is the brainchild of guitarist, producer, composer and DJ Jelly Cleaver, also known as DJ Jelly on the Plates.
As Saturday night's resident DJ in a grimy New Cross club, Jelly loved spinning classic disco, soul and funk hits alongside music from the current UK jazz scene to keep people on the dance floor all night long. Out of this came a dream to bring this joyful, dance-worthy music to life with a live band.
She called upon her musical housemates and a few more girls in the London jazz community to form All Day Breakfast Cafe. Inspired by artists like Chic, Earth Wind and Fire and Patrice Rushton, they combine killer horn arrangements with hard hitting disco grooves which are impossible not to get up and dance to.
Having received funding from the Steve Reid Foundation InNOVAtion Award and mentorship from Gilles Peterson and Alanna Henry, they have recorded their debut EP with an all-female team which is due for release in Autumn 2021. Before even releasing their debut single they sold out their first gig at Windmill Brixton in under a day, made the shortlist of Greenman Rising and were booked to play Wilderness Festival. Their debut single ‘Old School Struggling’, released in June, was instantly added to Spotify’s Jazz UK editorial playlist as well as getting lots of support from online radio.