A night of big beats, bass & brass with UK dance music veteran Greg Wilson, London’s hottest brass band outfit Hackney Colliery Band, Bristol’s afrobeat collective No Go Stop, and party starters Bodywork.
Greg Wilson is widely considered one of the UKs most important DJs. Spinning tunes since 75, Greg became a pioneer of the 80s dance music scene, taking up a residency at the Hacienda in 83. After a break of almost 20 years, Greg re-emerged in 2003 and hasn’t stopped gathering international acclaim since. Remixing tracks for the likes of The XX, Grace Jones, Talking Heads & Groove Armada, playing to crowds all over the world and creating a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.
Hackney Colliery Band have been brassing up classics such as Inner City Life, Common Decency & No Diggity since to 2008, eager to please the feet as much as the ears. Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s set list is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name.
No Go Stop are Bristol’s mighty 12-peice living, breathing evocation of the life force that is afrobeat. Boasting an impressive repertoire of self-penned, new material, they’ve recently released their debut record “Agbara Orin”. Driving percussion, brass encrusted rhythms and epic instrumental solos set the pace while echoes of old soul from Marie Lister’s vocals, catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound.
Bodywork DJs, The Prince of Persia and Hank Champagne, bring their crowd pleasing mash-up of house, afrobeat, funk and disco for a proper dance session. Expect sweat, glitter and some serious grooves!
Please note this is a standing event.
This event is part of Christmas at the Spiegeltent, an independent venue open on Bristol Harbourside throughout December hosting Christmas parties, live music, cabaret, comedy and kids events. Find out more at www.christmasspiegeltent.co.uk.
How to find the Christmas Spiegeltent:
Christmas at the Spiegeltent, Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbourside, off Canons Way, Bristol, BS1 5LL
The Christmas Spiegeltent is sited between Bordeaux Quay and Lloyds Amphitheatre, next to Millennium Square.