The Blunter Brothers at East Court
The Blunter Brothers, a Classic Funk, Soul and Mowtown band are playing at East Court Meridian Hall on Friday 11th October. Doors open at 7.15pm.
The band covers all the hits from artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, The Average White Band and many more. Originally from Sussex, The Blunter Brothers formed way back in 1989 and has become established as one of the premiere ‘Revue’ acts in the country. The band was headhunted to play the Hammersmith Apollo for comedian Stephen K Amos’ nationwide tour finale and is the only band to have been asked to play at the BBC sports personality of the year after show party. In fact, they were asked back and did it two years in a row.
Dave Baxter, manager of the Blunter Brothers, said “The band is really looking forward to playing at this great venue. We know that there are lots of Funky people in and around East Grinstead and this is a great chance to see an old school band playing Classic Funk, Soul and Motown the way it used to be. Members of the Blunter Brothers have worked with, amongst others, Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard, Joan Armatrading, Mica Paris, Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, Tears For Fears, Heather Small (M People) and Macy Gray!
Mr Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown’s sax player/MD/Co-composer from the 60’s said about the Blunter Brothers: “Played a great gig with The Blunter Brothers last weekend. Nice camaraderie between the guys and a good vibe in the evening”.
Hollie Farris, Mr Brown’s trumpeter/bandleader from the 80’s said about the Blunter Brothers: “When I started listening to the tracks, I thought it was a recording of us 20 years ago! You guys really nailed it. Good, tight band”.
If you fancy a Funky Good Time (and a Boogie!), this is one not to be missed.
A fully licensed bar and street food will be available on the night.