This week will see the return of Brooklyn Funk Essentials on the European roads. After last week’s show at The Arena in Berlin, where BFE and special guest Hüsnü Senlendirici, played to five thousand fans, the band continues this Tuesday (March 22) with a return to London’s Jazz Café. This will be followed by no less than three straight dates in the Paris area, starting on March 23 at Le Hangar in Ivry-sur-Seine. The next day (March 24), BFE will return to New Morning in central Paris, which along with Tramps in New York and Babylon in Istanbul ranks among the clubs where the band have played most often. Rounding off the week, the band will play at Le Deux Pièces Cuisine in Blanc Mesnil on Saturday, March 25.
The band is very excited to present their new show, fronted by UK soulstress Alison Limerick alongside Desmond Foster on lead vocals and guitar. Audiences can also expect several features by Anna Brooks (saxophone) and Iwan VanHetten (trumpet and keys) in the horn section, and the solid grooves of Lati Kronlund (bass) and Hux Flux on drums. The set will include a taste of the band’s new EP, which is currently in production.