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Friday 04 December 10.30pm
1960S SOUL & MOTOWN
WINNER | 2013 FRINGE WORLD MUSIC AWARD, TELL MAMA: THE MUSIC OF ETTA JAMES
“Stratosfunk are world class in all aspects. Almost hidden behind the songs themselves is the fact that these are all brilliantly performed renditions, faithful to the originals yet explored enough to give each band member their time to shine.” – The Music
We dare you to try to sit or stand still when you have a 9-piece band enthusiastically recreating soul’s soul. Whether you know all the lyrics to ‘Respect’ or you’re tantalised by the rhythm of the Motown tambourine, soul music has something for everyone.
Formed in 2009, Stratosfunk show you that no matter where you are on the soul spectrum – from a novice to a diehard fan – soul music has a way of moving you both inside and out.
And it’s not just about the unforgettable hits from musical powerhouses such as Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and Aretha Franklin. Stratosfunk don’t limit themselves to recreating the soul music of the 1960s – they embody the clothes (and costume changes!), the dance moves and the raw energy of this musical era.
Stratosfunk includes a vocal section with a lead vocalist and two backing singers, horn section with trumpet, saxophones and trombone, and rhythm section with drums, guitar, bass and keyboards.