It's difficult to know where to start here, nine albums in ten years, both solo and collab (Mulatu Astake, Orlando Julius, Melvin Van Peebles, Lloyd Miller) covering Jazz, Movie Soundtracks, 70's Breaks & Funk, Afrobeat, Hiphop, Interplanetary Radio Transmissions...
Since their debut on Now Again Records, (sister label of Stones Throw) through the fantastic collaboration records on Strut Records and the two releases this year on Soundway Records, it's all next level heads-y grooves very few eight piece psych/funk/jazz bands can touch.
As an 8 piece with a hugely varied array of instruments and sounds on show, The Heliocentrics shift space and time through their collective musical third eye - and we dig that!
The Heliocentrics shall be performing with Barbora Patkova, singer from the 2017 Soundway Records release "A World of Masks."
This is the first time they've toured & recorded properly with a female vocalist, opening up the music to new depths - certainly a little bit of classic Portishead in the musical atmosphere created here.
THIS LEGENDARY ACT ARE PLAYING IN BRISTOL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS AND WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT THEM TO YOU.
WITH A FULL AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW, WE SHALL BE TRANSFORMING THE MAIN HALL AT THE KUUMBA CENTRE INTO A PSYCHEDELIC BOUDOIR OF WARMTH, COLOUR AND SOUND.
ABOUT THE KUUMBA;
Kuumba centre is an African community arts space on Hepburn Road, that's been quietly operating a space for the celebration of music and art and providing community services, just behind Stokes Croft or just off City Road for the last 30 plus years.
It's main hall is neither too big nor too small so ideal for a gig of this size and it's smoking area has ample room.
We shall be installing a top quality L'Acoustics soundsystem for this gig.