06.05.2016. The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Belfast.
Yes, the legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame is also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s.
Playing live every Saturday Night for 3 hours on BBC 6 Music between 6pm and 9pm has garnered Craig 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 their fans.
Mr. Charles packed up his trunk of funk: djing every weekend in the UK, curating Mostly Jazz festival and playing internationally at venues like Space in Ibiza. With lots of UK festival gigs under his belt and three compilation albums released on Freestyle Records, it doesn’t look like the funk is going to stop anytime soon!
The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk extravaganza with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. Riding the crest of a wave with new album What Comes to Mind, they have been rocking crowds the world over for years, winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking breakbeats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.