Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Sydney Show

Sydney – Thursday 20th April 8pm
The Gaelic Theatre
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (USA)

Direct from Brooklyn U.S.A, We are very proud to introduce to Australia, the baaaddest soul sister on the circuit!!!!
SHARON JONES, with her mighty band, the world famous DAP-KINGS.

With a sound that makes you feel the rumble and grumble of thick funk and souring soul, ‘Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’, are the original and legitimate heavy-hitters. Whilst earning the title “Queen of Funk”, Sharon has been giving people across the globe a sense of what real music tasted like back in the day. When asked what makes great music the seasoned soul singer Sharon replied “You’ve got to feeeel it! In your bones, your heart, in everything and everywhere!” and if you’ve ever seen and heard Sharon and the Dap Kings live you know that you can’t help feeling their music deep in your funky soul.

Originally from Augusta, Georgia (the same town that birthed the godfather of Soul himself: James Brown), Sharon learnt to use her incredible vocal talents in her local church, singing gospel tunes with her powerful, soulful voice.

Fast forward to 2002 and Sharon has released her first full-length album, the successful ‘Dap Dippin’ which served to solidify her reputation as Soul Sister # 1. Now after several years of non-stop worldwide touring and recording with other notable artists such as Greyboy, Sharon Jones and her mighty Dap-Kings have recorded their finest full-length effort to date, ‘Naturally’, and as Sharon herself says, “If you can’t feel the music on this album, then you must be a dead ass!”.

Joining ‘Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ will be Melbourne’s ‘Cookin On 3 Burners’ who are playing in Sydney for the first time. The ultra hip 3 piece, featuring Lance Ferguson from ‘The Bamboos’, blew up 2005 with their 12″ ‘Cressy St Breakdown’ for oz imprint Knowfoowl, and have since been signed for a new studio album with the ever-respected UK label Freestyle. Watch out for their hammond driven deep instrumental funk.