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DOWN TO THE BONE

DOWN TO THE BONE

HAMPTON HUB CLUB

Hampton

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DOWN TO THE BONE Down To The Bone is Stuart Wade as producer, writer and mastermind behind the whole groove project, working with other talented musicians and co-writers to bring together a project of good grooves. Set up at the tail end of 1995 when Wade decided to take a track from the soul band he was in at the time, Think Twice, and remix it to give it a more raw and stripped down feel. The result was the Down To The Bone remix of the track ‘Joy Is Free’ which had great success. Following on from the success of his remix he teamed up with Think Twice keyboard player, Simon Greenaway, to put together a string of songs .This resulted in the first release on a 12”single of “Staten Island Groove”. Released on Internal Bass Records, a label Wade set up with another member of Think Twice .This resulted in rave reviews for the single and club and radio play in the U.K. It was at this time that Stuart decided to try to complete an album .Wade had to look for future musicians to work with, whilst still working with Internal Bass Records . This resulted in the introduction of musicians like Richard Sadler, Richard Wargent, Neil Cowley, Tim Best in order to complete the first album. After the completion of “From Manhattan To Staten”, a title Wade came up with to show his influences from across the pond, it was decided to try to take the whole sound over to America to see what would happen .Not expecting anything, Wade was astounded by the huge response after two important guys at U.S. Jazz radio, Blake Lawrence and Steve Williamson decided to take it upon themselves to play DTTB on their stations. With support from people like DJ Chillfreeze, Marc E Copeland, Rick Laboy, Cozmic Cat and Andrea ‘DJ Sun and some Urban radio interest, DTTB was introduced to a US audience. It was clear DTTB happened to be in the right place at the right time. The momentum grew and “From Manhattan To Staten” reached No.2 in the National US Billboard Jazz Chart, No.3 in the Gavin Jazz chart and No 4 in the Radio and Records Jazz Chart. DTTB was also the No.1 top selling independent Jazz artist of 1999, No 5 top selling Jazz artist and album of 1998 and No 5 top selling Jazz artist and album in 1999 and with a string of radio hits in the U.S it shows how DTTB have been able to accumulate well over half a million sales worldwide. Wade later signed to Verve Records to enable him to record his fourth album “Crazy Vibes and Things” in 2002 after releasing three on Internal Bass Records after splitting from the label he co-ran. With more and more demands for live appearances DTTB was becoming a well-established act, especially in the U.S. So much so that Wade had to concentrate on the U.S for the live side of things, much to his frustration at not being able to gig so much in his home country of the U.K .Something he hopes to change with his new signing to Dome Records in the UK. After a short spell on Verve Wade decided to move on and sign with Narada/Blue Note where he recorded three albums “Cellar Funk” , “Spread Love Like Wildfire” and “Supercharged” and then “Future Boogie” on Shanachie in the US, Freestyle Records in the UK and Swanky in Japan. Since these releases Wade then moved to Dome Records , in the UK , a label he has had a longstanding relationship with dating back to the days of Think Twice . Trippin n’ Rhythm, in the US and P-Vine in Japan. Recording two albums so far , which were The Main Ingredients in 2011 and Dig It in 2014. It has always been Wade’s aim to pay respect to his mentors and he is thrilled to actually be working with some of them as guests on his albums. Such greats as, Rueben Wilson, Brian Auger, Jeremy Steig, and Roy Ayers and multi-talented vocalists like N’Dambi, Flora Purim, Corrina Greyson, Hil St Soul and Guida De Palma, Imaani and most recently Katie Leone. This then lead up to Down To The Bone’s re-release of a 3CD box set album put together under the banner of The Classic Album Series on Dome Records for the world except for the US and Canada where it’s on Trippin N Rhythm Records. Wade was able to get the rights back for these first three albums and was thrilled to be able to have the two record labels show their support in helping him get these releases back into the market after an absence of nearly ten years. It comprises the first three albums of , From Manhattan To Staten , The Urban Grooves and Spread The Word. The box set also features , specially recorded , live studio versions of Staten Island Groove and Brooklyn Heights along with two covers . One of Willie Beaver’s Concrete Jungle and the other of Beyonce’s Deja Vu both of which have become one of the highlights of the UK band’s live sets, with all four being recorded by the UK’s live band . It was released at the beginning of 2019 and led to a remix single , where Kaidi Tatham did his re-interpretation/remix of Brooklyn Heights for a special single which also came out as a 12” vinyl release. Over the years and releases DTTB have had various remixes of their tracks done by well-known producers and DJ’s . Wade has always had the idea of releasing them as a complete collection, which has borne fruit with the band’s newest release called “Funkin Around” , a collection of remixes and re-interpretations , which just had a street date release of 4th October 2019 . A worldwide release on Dome Records . This album of dance floor and Latin-oriented remixes and reworks opens with DJ Spinna's take on "Electric Vibes" with guest Roy Ayers, while the Agent K (alias Kaidi Tatham) mix of "The Flow" features Brazilian jazz vocalist Flora Purim. Other key cuts include Speedometer's rework of "Funkin' Around" with its tribute to the mighty James Brown, the Afro Elements remix of "Wildfire Woman" and Daz-I-Kue's remixes of "Angel Baby" with Mark de Clive Lowe and US vocalist N'Dambi, the remix of "Right On Baby Yeah" by Hoops Havona (alias Ceri Evans, former Brand New Heavies keyboardist) and German act Beanfield's rework of "Black Choice". Down To The Bone can also been seen live , mostly in the US , where they perform throughout the year at various venues and festivals, but also in the UK at venues such as The Jazz Cafe and Hideaway in Streatham as special guests for Maceo Parker at his last Roundhouse gig and most recently at sell out dates at Pizza Express Live, Soho London. Web-site - www.downtothebone.com Contact - [email protected] Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/downttbone/ Live UK line up consists of: Tim Smart -trombone /MD James Arben - sax Ryan Jacob - trumpet Johnny Tomlinson - keys Jo Phillpotts - bass Gainni Chiarello - guitar Davide Giovannini - drums Joe”Bongo”Becket - percussion Tickets are £22 in advance and (£25 OTD) and can be purchased from the 'Get Tickets' link or via the BOX OFFICE on 07770 636303. Doors at 7 and show at 9 and it's ONE SET straight through till 11. These guys regularly sell out ‘Pizza Express Holborn and we are delighted to get them to the Hampton Hub Club. Gonna be epic… KEEPING IT LIVE!

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Opens Sat 16th Sep at 9:00 PM (BST)
3 ASHLEY ROAD, Hampton, TW12 2JA, United Kingdom
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