Monday, 21 March 2011

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show @ The Brickyard Carlisle 25/03/2011


This Friday the 25th. This is the spiel copied directly from the Brickyard site @


Plus support from: LAMBHUNA & TIM FORRESTER

Yes, Craig Charles, performance poet, Red Dwarf, Robot Wars, Coronation Street and a MASSIVE soul and funk fan. “When BBC 6Music asked me to do a show I only had one condition, it has to be a soul and funk show otherwise I wasn’t interested” And so the ‘Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show’ came into being right at the very start of 6Music, way back in March 2002.

The show is currently broadcast every Saturday night between 7 and 10 and is also available at any time through the listen again facility on the BBC 6Music website. “Since its inception I have been interested in all varieties of soul and funk music without imposing any barriers and I am just as enthusiastic about fresh new talent as I am about the classic artists from the golden age of the 60s and 70s”

“Here are a few of the names I have had on the show:- Gil Scott Heron, James Brown, Roy Ayers, Cymande, Marlena Shaw, Paul Weller & Primal Scream, Terry Callier, Candi Staton, Marva Whitney, The Roots and the Jungle Brothers as well as the leading players of the new school Kokolo, Cut Chemist, Sharon Jones, Osaka Monaurail, Amp Fiddler, Amy Winehouse, The New Mastersounds, Smoove and Turrell, Quantic, The Apples, The Grits, JTQ, and The Fusion Experience. I have also recently encouraged unsigned bands to get in touch and send in their demos to get played on the show and have had a great response with some seriously good music being sent to me from all over the globe. I am a massive fan of this music and to get the opportunity to spread the word is a dream come true”
Last year Mr Charles packed up his trunk of funk and enjoyed a handful of DJ gigs. He now has a monthly residencies at Band on the Wall in Manchester and Bloomsbury Blowing Lanes in London. His DJ set was also voted by the SUN newspaper one of the highlights of Glastonbury “Craig Charles brought his SUPERB BBC6 Funk and Soul Show to the Pussy Parlure on Saturday” July 2009. With lots of UK festival gigs under his belt, Glastonbury, Kendal Calling, Big Chill, Limetree Festival, Mostly Jazz & Vintage At Goodwood .... It doesn╩╝t look like the funk is going to stop anytime soon! 

Friday, 18 March 2011

Gig dates for Lambhuna over the next few months.

19th march - voodoo lounge @ The Brickyard (carlisle)

25th march - Craig Charles funk & soul club @ The Brickyard (carlisle)

2nd April - hustle @ The Brickyard (carlisle)

16th April - Rattle Dem Bones @ barkollo (Newcastle)

30th April - electric soul (Galashiels)

10th - 12th June - Eden festival (Dumfires & Galloway)

17th - 19th June - ravenstonedale festival (Ravenstonedale)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Raj - Raj Get Hot At The Gurkha Grill

Taken from the Andy Votel compilation: Songs of Insolence, Raj owner of the Gurkha Grill eatery raps about fish and chip and pepper chicken. Check it out.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Youtube Channel

Do to the growing frustration of not being able to find certain songs on youtube, I have decided to start my own youtube channel.
The videos that I upload to this channel I will also upload to here. These are the first few uploads.