Hereford HR4 9DG
The Left Bank Village presents…..
We are super excited to invite you to our unique summer event Funk & Soul at The Left Bank Village. This laid back, chilled 70’s funk & soul inspired party experience is set within our stunning venue on the banks of the River Wye, in the fabulous Cathedral City of Herefordshire.
Relax and unwind whilst listening to live music and local DJ’s, watching the sun setting. Enjoy a cocktail in our roof top terrace, Charles’ Bar and Dance the Night away at our incredible Summer Festival style Party experience in the heart of beautiful Herefordshire.
Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Renowned for the electric atmosphere of their live shows, Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, and many more. As their last album Monkey Suit, released in late 2014, continues to clock up over a million streams and sales, the band have been touring relentlessly, with over 80 shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe each year. Highlights have included headlining alongside The Cat Empire, Grandmaster Flash and The Skints at Eden Festival in Scotland, playing to 1000’s of festival goers at Buskers Bern in Austria, and making a much anticipated debut appearance to a 2000 strong crowd at Boomtown Fair near Winchester.
At the end of 2016 the band took a step back from touring to focus on recording the new album “Truth & Fiction”. Working with producer and engineer Dean Forrest (Backbeat Soundsystem, Easy Star Records) at Cube Studios in Cornwall, they laid down the groundwork for what they consider to be their most accomplished piece of work to date. Billy then worked with grammy nominated mix engineer Dean Barratt (Natty, Shy FX, Anoushkar Shankar) to refine and finally mix the tracks at the Dairy Studios in Brixton, and the album was released in May 2017. Since then it has received a fantastic response from both fans and critics alike. Tracks from the album have received airplay on David Rodigan’s show on BBC 1Xtra, and Tom Robinson has played tracks on both the BBC Introducing Mixtape and the Tom Robinson Show on 6Music. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary, whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and in this respect the new album does not disappoint. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, this album once again takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.
MammaFunk’s setlist includes classics from Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder, modern hits from Daft Punk and Jess Glynne and also some original material.
Another DapJam is a hand clappin’, foot stompin’ night of music laid down by Tridecka Jams DJs ‘TheLowEnd’ and ‘Mr Morris’ with an emphasis on the Dark Arts of Funk and Hip Hop.
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With roots firmly in Mod culture, Tridecka Jams have enjoyed success providing the soundtrack to Mod, Soul and 60s parties in Worcester, Malvern and the ‘burbs surrounding Birmingham and The Black Country. As a side project TheLowEnd and Mr Morris kicked off ‘Another DapJam’ to explore their love of Hip Hop, Funk and Groove, with Jake Aprea making the occasional, but very welcome guest appearance. For the last 18 months Another DapJam has been putting on ‘ill behaviour’ every month in Hereford. ‘ill behaviour’ whilst being predominantly a hip hop night, was still grounded in their roots of soul and funk.
Now, Mr Morris and TheLowEnd embark on their next project, ‘Voodoo Lab’. It’s another DapJam full to bursting of the finest cuts of Funk, Soul, and the deepest and funkiest millennium era House to take the party into the late night hours. Whether the night is Mod, Motown, 60s, Soul, Funk or Hip Hop, you know the Jam is gonna be Dap.
Grab a napkin hommie, you’re about to get served.
Playing at various venues, eateries, woodland and riverside hang outs. This nature boy has contributed to many events including Wild Hare Club, Mash Cinema, River Carnival, H.Energy etc..
Part of the Weirdshire collective and puts on ‘Down by the River’ knees ups.
Expect on the night a selection of Balearia, Brasilica, Boogie, Funk and beyond..
‘Down by the River’ contributor and dj in various bars and clubs from here to London town. Playing anything from Acid Folk to House and Garage.