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Nick Pride & the Pimptones

A fixture for the U.K.’s spirit and funk revivalist circuit, the Pimptones had been shaped in 2007 and so are led by guitarist/composer/arranger Nick Satisfaction. The band’s vintage dancefloor-friendly sound on the debut solitary “Deeper Pimp” captured the hearing of important U.K. DJ Craig Charles, amongst others, and resulted in regional support slot machines for the touring Maceo Parker, Candi Staton, as well as the Youngblood Brass Music group. The solitary showcased the Pimptones’ exclusive “live music group bootleg” mash-up niche — an exciting element of their concert events. Their debut recording, It is the Pimptones, got in ’09 2009 nonetheless it was the next long-player, Midnight Feast of Jazz released on Milan’s Record Kicks in 2011, that noticed the Pimptones break to a wider viewers, especially the one “Waitin’ SUCH A LONG TIME,” which highlighted vocalist Jess Roberts. The next year noticed the record reworked as Remixed Feast of Jazz (with TM Juke, Diesler, Smoove, and Renegades of Jazz), using a cool retread of “Unfinished Sympathy” and “Light Lines” being a double-A-side one. Switching towards the Légère label in 2014, the music group released Rejuiced Phat Tremble — that was a somewhat more different affair musically — as soon as again featured a bunch of visitor vocalists, including Beth Macari, who join the music group permanently. Using a resolved lineup of Ian Paterson (bass), Oz Cassidy (drums), Keith Nicholson (trumpet), and Alex Saxon (saxophone/flute) signing up for Satisfaction and Macari, the Pimptones documented their second record, Move Deep, for Légère within their hometown of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, U.K. in 2015. Released the next calendar year, it heralded a back-to-basics go back to their old-school spirit and funk root base.

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