Preview: Discovery 2 with Fudge and the Frequency, Joe Boyd Band, Miss Higgins DIY n Gofu and Georgie Cullum
It’s time to get funky for our end-of-summer showcase with futuristic, funk from Fudge and the Frequency, the rock sounds of the Joe Boyd Band, also UK avant-garde artist Miss Higgins DIY who will be performing some new music featuring Senegalese rapper Gofu from Senegal’s conscious hip-hop group Yatfu. You’ll also hear superbly talented singer /songwriter Georgie Cullum who has been compared to the likes of Adele and Emeli Sande but better. You’ll also have DJ Delphi filling in the spaces between bands and providing your dance breaks, and plenty of great people and a wonderful atmosphere.
On this podcast you’ll hear tracks from each of the artists, some chat between promoters Alex KW, Umong Shah and myself, and news about what’s been going on in the Discovery 2 world.
More about the artists
An energetic music collective who are telling the world to wake the funk up. Lead singer Fudge looks just as cutting edge as he sounds. His voice has a soulful rawness to it that could not have been taught or trained. Fudge & The Frequency’s music is a fusion of funk, soul, dubstep hip-hop, rock and reggae. Frontman Fudge’s voice sits perfectly in the middle of this soundscape allowing the listener to be taken away by the cleaver lyrics and refreshing tone. The singer has been dubbed ‘a mixture of Jamiroquai and Stevie Wonder with a futuristic punch in the face.
“Perhaps they could start prescribing a daily dose of this on the NHS from now on too. Get funky” – Never Too Old (To Dance).
“I have done many sessions working for Roland, but I have never seen a crowd go so nuts as I did when Fudge And The Frequency played. Tight band, great tunes and a vibe and style that is sure to get even the most cynical London crowd pumping.” -Roland
“Thank you for bringing the Funk back to BBC”. -BBC Radio
“The best live act we’ve ever had here”. -Kensington Roof Gardens
Taking inspiration from artists as diverse as Prince, Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Essex based Joe Boyd is crafting a reputation as a truly exciting and energetic live act with his unique Funk Rock sound.bThe Joe Boyd Band has been seen performing alongside Pendulum, Groove Armada and Mark Ronson and picking up airplay at BBC Essex, Amazing Radio and on John Kennedy’s XFM show, as well as featuring as Q Magazines ‘Track of The Day’. Latest single ‘Driver’ has already hit 100k views on YouTube and the tracks heavy funk groove, brash rock guitars and unforgettable hook were inspired by one of Boyd’s favourite past times: “One of my favourite things to do is to drive around late at night listening to music, so I wanted to make a track that would lend itself to that situation”. Raw and infectious, ‘Driver’ proves to be Joe Boyd’s finest moment yet.
“The unique sound that we are already falling in love with…destined for big things” – Gigslutz
“The Joe Boyd Band are definitely guys to watch out for in the future” – Subba-Cultcha
UK avant-garde artist Miss Higgins DIY will be performing some new music featuring Senegalese rapper Gofu from Senegal’s conscious hip hop group Yatfu.
“Thank you Miss Higgins DIY. The world need your music.” -Marques Toliver
A superb singer, songwriter who has been described as similar to Adele and Emeli Sande but better! She worked with 80s band ABC in LA during their last year tour also the late Roger Pope (Elton John’s drummer) and producer, Winston Sela (Johnny Mathis/Denice Williams, Maxi Priest). She’s currently working on an EP for release in early 2016.