Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding’s music as two of the UK’s most exciting raw soul acts join forces to celebrate the King of Soul.
Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival 2008, this uplifting show pairs charismatic Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet.
You’ll hear 20 Otis Redding classics – including hits such as Respect, My Girl, Mr Pitiful, Hard To Handle, Love Man, and Try A Little Tenderness – performed by an eight piece band with an incredible raw sound that’s guaranteed to get you on the good foot!
Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu grew up with a heartfelt love of 1960s soul and RnB and voice to match. He’s performed all over Europe and Africa and his six track EP Slow Me was released on Akazi Records in 2008.
With over 10 years experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has toured with singers Sir Joe Quarterman, Rev Chunky, and Randa and the Soul Kingdom, played all over Europe, been broadcast on BBC 6 music, and appeared twice on London’s LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Box compilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie.
Vocals – Mudibu
Guitar – Hugh Gledhill
Hammond Organ – Sam Montero
Bass – Greg Hoffman Drums – Mark Claydon
Alto Saxohone – Will Whittaker
Tenor Saxophone – Jon Gilies
Trumpet – Paul Jordanous