Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding’s music as two of the UK’s most exciting raw soul acts join forces to mark 50 years since his untimely death.
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 8 piece band with an incredible raw sound that’s guaranteed to get you on the good foot!
This show has earned a fanatical following in the UK and also toured internationally, selling out some of the world’s top music venues numerous times. Recent London performances include The Jazz Cafe, 100 Club, The Hideaway Club, and The Boisdale Club; Band On the Wall in Manchester; The Stables in Milton Keynes; Chapel Arts Centre in Bath; Sage 2 in Gateshead. Festival bookings include Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival; Roubaix Vintage Weekender; Tighten Up Festival in Marseille; and Grand Casino Soulstice Party in Nice.
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. Mudibu’s new album Inzatsa (Fireflies) is out now.
ABOUT THE JEZEBEL SEXTET
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.
“Terrific Soul/Funk Band. Mudibu matched Otis’ chords effortlessly. By mid-show, people were dancing anywhere they could find space. Truly magical, gave me goosebumps. They looked super-slick too!”— Jan Cottington – Centre Manager, Chapel Arts, Bath
“Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places” — Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music
“The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic horn section”— Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul
“Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love” — Rev Chunky
Book a table for pre-concert dining
Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.