Manchester is buzzing right now with great contemporary soul music…
RE:SOUL Sessions featuring Lovescene & Laura Kindelan
27 May 2021 7pm
***socially distanced show***
Leeds promoter DJ Lubi has 13 socially distanced/limited capacity shows at Brudenell Social Club between May 20th and June 24th including this RE:SOUL Sessions contemporary soul gig featuring top bands from Manchester and Leeds.
Lovescene are a great contemporary soul band from Manchester, currently the hot UK city for soul music. Headed up by Pops Roberts, a producer/vocalist who has worked for various labels including Apollo R&S and Fulfill as well as being Children Of Zeus live set DJ, the project began from experimenting with chopping up soundtrack loops and drum machinery to create original contemporary soul tracks. Fast-forward to a band forming and the sound mutating further into something reminiscent of music from the late 1980s and 1990s golden era of neo-soul and r'n'b with an emphasis on love, its changing scenes from dark to light, but with that dance-floor energy we so truly need these days.
The band are comprised of some deeply respected musicians in the north-west: Alex Hill (Lieko Quintet,Foo Birds) on keys, synths and backing vocals - Ruben Sheridan (Mr Mustard, Kara) on drums - Ben Price (Vulpine, Blind Mic) on bass guitar/backing vocals - Adisa Allen (British Drum Co, Vulpine) on percussion, sampling and backing vocals. All powerhouses within the jazz, hip-hop, soul and sessions scenes of Manchester.
In their short career, Lovescene have already performed live at various prestigious festivals and venues. These include Manchester International Festival, We Out Here Festival 2019, top Manchester venues Band On The Wall and Yes, and most recently last summer's, We Out Here Virtual Festival 2020. Their live set was followed by MCR DJ legend and big fan Mr Scruff starting his set with their latest single. Now gigs are slowly returning, their diary is filling up with bookings including this debut show in Leeds.
Their second release "Overnight' b/w "Finally" came out last summer, a 2-track EP of timeless soul music mixed by Manchester's sound engineer legend Yvonne “D’Alchemiss” Ellis (credits include Simply Red, Swing Out Sister, Corinne Bailey Rae, Arun Ghosh, Stuart McCallum, Secret Night Gang). Two quality numbers that marry their love for classic soul music with today's contemporary sounds, both got plenty of support and airplay from the right DJs UK and worldwide. In November 2020, they released a single which sums up the year for millions of us in this time of COVID...."Isolate With You".....a sweet 80s soul sounding gem with lyrics that are pure 2020. Lovescene were just putting down markers and announcing themselves in 2020. For 2021, with a new album about to drop in May/June, they're definitely ones to watch out for as breakout artists, be it soul or the wider music scene.
Since 2015, RE:SOUL Sessions have always been about helping new young soul/jazz/hip-hop artists, often from Leeds College Of Music, showcase their music to a wider audience. Tonight we feature singer/guitarist Laura Kindelan who is building a reputation for herself as a talented singer and composer with her refreshingly different take on contemporary soul. Joining forces in 2018 at Leeds Conservatoire, band members Luca Ferrara (drums), Sam Curwen (bass) and Jacob Hargreaves Priestley (keys) help bring her compositions to life with a unique blend of glitch, soul and groove. Drawing Influence from artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Lianne La Havas and Radiohead, their sound is characterised by soulful vocals and jazz harmony underpinned with driving bass lines and hip hop beats. In 2021, expect big things for Laura Kindelan and her band with exciting releases on the horizon and a return to live gigs. A rising star of leftfield soul.
Before and between sets, DJ Lubi will be playing the deep soulful sounds past, present and future that represent RE:SOUL.
***JAZZLAND SESSIONS is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council***
This concert will fully comply with existing government COVID-19 safety regulations. You can check these at the venue's website.
Tickets £32 per table
Table bookings only : up to 4 persons per table - all tickets must be pre-booked.
***if government COVID-19 rules change regarding public places and venues are closed again, this event will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date and all tickets sold will be valid for a new date***
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
- Wheelchair access
The Brudenell Social Club welcome deaf and disabled customers to the venue. Venue AccessBrudenell social Club has step free access from the entrance to the viewing platforms of both gig rooms. There is also a newly installed accessible toilet, which is accessed via a RADAR key. Bookable Access Facilities + How to ApplyPersonal Assistant ticketsWe offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. if you require a PA ticket, please give us an email or call to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email. You will be asked to provide evidence for the PA ticket to be issued Accessible viewing areaIf you require use of the viewing platforms and/or a seat, please let us know in advance where possible, to ensure we are aware of your access needs Accessible parkingThere is parking available at Brudenell Social Club. We do not have specific accessible parking bays Travel Guide and Arrival GuideTaxis can drop customers off within our car park, right outside our front door. Our nearest train station is Burley Park, which is 850 metres away. Leeds Station is also nearby, at 3080 metres away. Our nearest bus stop is 120 metres away from our front door, and is served by the 56 route to and from Leeds City Centre/train station The Brudenell is open from 12pm, and the gig rooms tend to open from 7:30pm as standard, door time is usually printed on the ticket. If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, make yourself known to our door staff before doors (7:20pm), who will be able to help. ToiletsAt the Brudenell we have one accessible toilet, which is situated 30 metres from the main room viewing area and 16 metres from the Community room viewing area. Customers with Medical RequirementsThe Brudenell welcome customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. You'll need to contact us in advance should you need to refrigerate and medicine. Assistance DogsWe welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed. However, not all events are suitable so please contact us before hand. We may be able to offer a location where the dog could stay during the gig, but please get in touch to discuss this further. Strobe LightingWe do not have strobe lighting at the venue, but from time to time bands may bring it with them, in the event this happens, signs will be on display on the evening, please get in touch if you have any concerns. Other Info (e.g. assisted performances)At present we do not offer any assisted performance options, but this is something we are exploring. We do not have any lowered bars at the moment, but our staff are willing to help in any way they can Large Text / Easy To Read GuidesA printable copy of this information can be downloaded in PDF format here. An easy to read menu with our standard drink prices can be viewed here. Attitude is Everything We are working with Attitude is Everything and have been awarded silver on their Grassroots Charter of Best Practice. Attitude is Everything recruit Mystery Shoppers and Volunteers, so do contact them if you are interested. Contacting UsIf you need to contact us with a venue access query please contact: Jilly Chattenjill@brudenellsocialclub.co.uk0113 275 2411 (during office hours only, 10am-6pm) Response time will be a maximum of 5 days, email is best line of contact. Please be aware that if your request is for a PA ticket, please use the email address above, we need at least two weeks in order to process these sorts requests.
- Adults only
- Wheelchair access
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