*TO STORM CHEPSTOW CASTLE WITH ‘THE CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB’ – 31
*Yes – The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is one of
the UK’s most beloved Funk and Soul DJ’s and he is bringing his legendary
Funk & Soul Club Night to Chepstow in the new year. *
From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk &
Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with his primetime
Saturday night show. Craig will now be bringing some of that magic to the
fabulous setting of *Chepstow Castle* with plans to play some top cuts from
his trunk of funk long in to the summer evening of *Friday **31st August *
*2018.* Early bird tickets are on sale now – here.
Craig will also be joined on the night with support from South Wales
party-starters *Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band.*
“When BBC 6Music asked me to do a radio show I only had one condition, it
has to be a funk & soul show otherwise I wasn’t interested”. And so the
Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show was born, pioneering 6Music radio show
from its dawn in 2002.
Live every Saturday night with an assortment of classic gems and emerging
artists, Craig has garnered global support as one of the UK’s foremost
Funk and Soul commentators, DJ’s and promoters of new music. The show has
become a European benchmark for artists who want to connect directly with
“Since its inception I have been interested in all varieties of soul and
funk music, without imposing any barriers and I am just as enthusiastic
about fresh new talent as I am about the classic artists from the golden
age of the 60s and 70s”.
The list of guests that have been on The Funk and Soul Show speaks for
itself: Gil-Scott Heron, James Brown, Roy Ayers, Cymande, Marlena Shaw,
Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Terry Callier, Candi Staton, Marva Whitney.
Hip Hop legends, The Roots and the Jungle Brothers, as well as the leading
players of the new school Kokolo, Cut Chemist, Sharon Jones, Osaka
Monaurail, Amp Fiddler, Amy Winehouse, The New Mastersounds, Smoove and
Turrell, Quantic, The Apples, The Grits, JTQ, and The Fusion Experience.
Mr. Charles and his trunk of funk DJs, every weekend throughout the UK –
stopping regularly at Band on The Wall in Manchester for his monthly
residency. A night of soul-hitting funk, ‘can you dig it’ attitude and
dance-floor jivin’. The monthly stop off is currently one of the most
anticipated nights in Manchester’s scene, with an array of guests from the
funky depths such as, Maceo Parker, The BlackByrds, Smoove & Turrell, New
Mastersounds, The Perceptions, Speedometer, Lack of Afro and Funkshone.
Craig Charles has captivated crowds throughout the UK – the Maestro of funk
has played at numerous festivals such as, Love Box, Park Life, Festival no
6, Wychwood Festival, Common People, Mostly Jazz funk and soul festival to
name but a few. Highlighting 2016, Craig recently played to over 10,000
people at the world famous Arcadia and Shangri-La stage in Glastonbury.
With a jammed packed year in the making, the funk and soul train keeps
movin’ along without a stop in sight – in the words of the soulful don
himself, ‘No Sleep till Bed time’.
*Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club **@ Chepstow Castle – Friday 31st August
*Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band*
Tickets are priced at £22.75 (+ Booking fee, Super Early Bird Tickets)
Doors from 6.30pm
*FOR MORE INFORMATION *