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Jazz Session: 1Eye FREE
1EYE are back with their exciting new Reggae sound. Taking influence from the likes of John Holt, Ken Boothe and The Heptones, their eagerly awaited second album 'Worries & Trouble' is guaranteed to rock the dance-floor! 1EYE are recording at their Birmingham studio with final production completed by Soljie Hamilton (Channel One) in Kingston, Jamaica.
1EYE’s first album ‘Whiskey Business’ clearly shows their love for reggae music. This was only made possible by the diverse backgrounds of 1EYE's members who have worked with some of the most respected names in the business. Alek and his brother AndySax occasionally feature as Plan B’s brass section and are in the official ‘Love Goes Down’ video as well as the recent Hewlett Packard HP Beats advert. They also feature as Russian gangsters in the forthcoming movie ‘Ill Manors’ which is directed by Plan B and will be in cinemas nationwide on 4th May 2012. Andy toured with Plan B in 2010 upon the release of his hugely successful album ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’. He played at a variety of venues and festivals including Royal Festival Hall, Shepherds Bush Empire, Glastonbury and Radio 1’s Big Weekend and appeared on a number of TV shows including Later Live with Jools Holland and Alan Carr’s ‘Chatty Man’.
1EYE ‘s Whiskey Business enjoyed success with regular play on international radio and live support slots with Toots and the Maytals and Musical Youth. 1EYE have also supported UB40 and will be supporting the great Jimmy Cliff on May 2012. The exciting new Reggae set with its sweet sounds and skanking licks will take you back to late 60’s Kingston and force you into shaking a leg or two!
Every Thursday night expect the slinkiest live jazz with notes of gospel, latin, blues and funk from the finest local, national and international artists performing two sets with occasional impromptu jazz jams into the early hours and old school souljazz DJ sets from Yardbird owner, Ollie Lloyd filling the gaps.
DOORS: 8pm Till 2am. Free Entry.