On Thursday 4 November, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be playing a live gig at the Ritz and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The band’s three critically-acclaimed albums – Dap Dippin’, Naturally and 100 Days, 100 Nights – recall an analogue era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records.
As distinguished as their recordings may be, however, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have truly become renowned thanks to their incredible live show, not to mention their relentless touring. And though it’s certainly no easy task to keep such a vast ensemble on the road, the band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide, from legendary venues like New York’s Apollo Theater, Beacon Theater and Central Park’s SummerStage to their show-stopping sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and WOMAD.
The big band funksters The Haggis Horns are to perform as special guests at the concert. They blew everyone away when they played at Band on the Wall last year – the organiser are expecting they'll do the same this time around too.
Band on the Wall is bringing Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, with support from The Haggis Horns, to the iconic Ritz on Thursday 4 November. To have a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply enter your email address below.