Bukky Leo & Black Egypt present
The Legend Of William Onyeabor

Tuesday 24th August

Bridging funk, disco and afrobeat, Nigerian synthesizer whiz William Onyeabor’s style was wholly unique and revolutionary for the time and place in which he grew up. Bukky Leo’s Black Egypt collective have put together a full show that unequivocally celebrates the life and times of one of music’s true icons.

Mysterious and reclusive to the end, by the time people in the West had started taking notice of his music in the 80s he’d converted to Christianity and distanced himself from the treasure trove of space-funk beats he’d made. Since then, if you mentioned his life in music around him, he would stop the conversation dead.

Naturally, rumours would fill the void: Onyeabor had gone on to run a flour mill; he went to film school in Soviet Russia; he went to study law in London. His legend grew and grew.

After years of work, Luaka Bop finally got permission to publish his work as Who Is William Onyeabor?, with Onyeabor telling the labels Yale Evelev: ‘Yale, you can sell my music, but don’t sell me’.

Since then they’ve re-issued his entire discography, giving his synth-funk new life and carrying his legend on for generations to come.

Line up

  • Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

Price

Standing: £12.50 Restaurant: £20

Doors

19:00-23:00

The Legend Of William Onyeabor

Bukky Leo & Black Egypt present
The Legend Of William Onyeabor

Tuesday 24th August

Line up

  • Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

Price

Standing: £12.50 Restaurant: £20

Doors

19:00-23:00

Bridging funk, disco and afrobeat, Nigerian synthesizer whiz William Onyeabor’s style was wholly unique and revolutionary for the time and place in which he grew up. Bukky Leo’s Black Egypt collective have put together a full show that unequivocally celebrates the life and times of one of music’s true icons.

Mysterious and reclusive to the end, by the time people in the West had started taking notice of his music in the 80s he’d converted to Christianity and distanced himself from the treasure trove of space-funk beats he’d made. Since then, if you mentioned his life in music around him, he would stop the conversation dead.

Naturally, rumours would fill the void: Onyeabor had gone on to run a flour mill; he went to film school in Soviet Russia; he went to study law in London. His legend grew and grew.

After years of work, Luaka Bop finally got permission to publish his work as Who Is William Onyeabor?, with Onyeabor telling the labels Yale Evelev: ‘Yale, you can sell my music, but don’t sell me’.

Since then they’ve re-issued his entire discography, giving his synth-funk new life and carrying his legend on for generations to come.


Restaurant Tickets

Book tickets for our restaurant here.

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How To Book

Join us for great food and a perfect view of the live show from the mezzanine.

1) Click ‘select your seats’.

2) Click ‘types’ and select the amount of guests, e.g ‘Table of 2’.

3) The floor plan will show available tables in blue, select the seats on the table you would like to purchase.

4) Click ‘buy tickets’ at the bottom of the page.

5) Check you’re happy with your tickets and complete the order!