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MACEO PARKER Plays London

Maceo Parker
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His name is synonymous with Funk Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.

Maceo Parker is known by aficionados as a James Brown sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half later Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career. He navigates deftly between ‘60's soul and ‘70's freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop.

Maceo's three releases 'Funk Overload,'('98) 'Dial M-A-C-E-O,'(2000) and Made by Maceo,(2003) entered the top 40 in the European charts upon release. He put out 'My First Name is Maceo,' in 2004. On his album 'School's In,' (2005) Maceo succeeds in creating as close to a live sound as is possible in a studio setting. His most recent release is critically acclaimed 'Roots & Grooves' (2007) with the WDR Big Band, on the Intuition Label.

At the beginning of 2007 Maceo had a chance to fulfill one of his dreams in working with Grammy winners the WDR Big Band, broadcasting and performing a live series of shows paying tribute to Ray Charles and putting Maceo's own funky music to a Big Band setting. The success of these shows is leading to talks about future projects, in the meantime Maceo with his own die-hard band continues to tour around the world.

Doors 7pm | Onstage 9pm

£20 Show Only | £55 Show and 3 Course Meal

Pigalle Reservation: 0800 988 5470 | 0207 494 4618.
After 6pm please call: 0207 734 8142
Buy Tickets at The Pigalle Club Foyer, 215 Piccadilly. 10am - 6pm, Mon - Fri.
Book Online from www.seetickets.com

VIDEO: To get you in the mood - just a taste of the Maceo magic...
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