The Wardrobe Funk & Soul Club — Every Saturday upstairs in the Wardrobe!
Every week from 9pm to late, we have the finest singers, musicians and bands from the local scene and beyond alongside the city’s top funk and soul DJs, and all for free entry.
Here's March & April's program of bands and DJs.
Sat 17th March: The Main Thing featuring Paulette Morris + DJ Greg Waller
Another allstar band made up of musicians from The Haggis Horns, The New Mastersounds, Corinne Bailey Rae band and featuring Paulette Morris (Mojah reggae band) on lead vocals. Pure funk and soul with a touch of vintage reggae in the mix.
Sat 24th March: Terri Shaltiel + DJ Lubi (Soul Rebels/DIG Family)
Leeds’ vocal queen of soul, funk and the blues is back playing more songs from her much acclaimed “Sweet Thing” LP plus some of her favourite classics.
Sat 31st March: Lemon Soul Collective + DJ Paul Dunphy (The Gentleman DJ)
The 10 piece juggernaut of funk and soul that is the Lemon Soul Collective are back at The Wardrobe after their roadblocked show here last December. Three singers, three brass, bass, drums, keys and guitar. Big soul anthems alongside rarer funk tracks, they bring the party every time.
Sat April 7th: Dana Ali Band + DJ Jason Brown (Shake Yo' Hips!)
Dynamite US funk/soul singer Dana Ali returns with her superbad band featuring bassist Dave Hewitt of Babe Ruth fame (whose track «The Mexican» is a hip-hop/bboy anthem)
Sat April 14th: Octofunk + DJ Lubi (Soul Rebels/RE:SOUL)
Sheffield organist/keyboard player/vocalist Ryan Taylor’s funky four piece mixing up classic and modern soul with a touch of jazz-funk.
Sat 21st April: RECORD STORE DAY PARTY with Miasma + Jumbo Records DJs Marko Afro & Matt Bradshaw
To celebrate Record Store Day, we have a cracking double bill. First up, the Wardrobe debut of Manchester funk/soul band Miasma plus TWO of Leeds’ top funk/soul DJs from Jumbo Records – Marko Afro & Matt Bradshaw – playing 100% vinyl sets of funk, soul, rhythm & blues, Latin boogaloo, boogie, jazz-funk and funky reggae – a real treat for record lovers on this special day.
Sat 28th April: Funk Lockers + DJ Paul Dunphy (“The Gentleman DJ”)
The big crew are back – Funk Lockers – with 9 musicians onstage (2 brass, 2 singers, congas, drums, bass, guitar, keys) rocking the music of James Brown, Tower Of Power, The Metres and other classic funk/soul bands.