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Incognito - 100% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among the most prolific and popular of the 90s UK jazz funk generation, Incognito’s origins can be traced back to the previous decade’s Britfunk movement. The mainstay of the band is Jean Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, a veteran of Light Of The World. His original co-conspirator in Incognito was Paul ‘Tubs’ Williams (11 October 1962, Hackney, London, Eng Read more

Down To The Bone - 57% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Ronny Jordan - 42% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 November 1962, London, England. Described by some as ‘the quintessential acid-jazz guitarist’, Jordan has an intimate and readily accessible musical demeanour that has endeared him to many. By the mid-90s he had disassociated himself with the acid-jazz movement, commenting that ‘the way I see acid-jazz, it’s more of a fashion statement and I’m not Read more

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Jamiroquai - 26% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jason ‘Jay’ Kay’s UK funk band Jamiroquai (named after the Iroquois tribe whose pantheism inspired him) made a rapid impact - they were signed to Sony Records for an eight-album contract on the strength of just one single for Acid Jazz Records - ‘When You Gonna Learn?’. Kay (30 December 1969, Stretford, Manchester, England) was brought up in Ealing b Read more

Swing Out Sister - 23% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A brace of sparkling pop hits in late 1986/early 1987 marked a fine opening for UK jazz/pop trio Swing Out Sister. ‘Breakout’ (number 4) and ‘Surrender’ (number 7) preceded It’s Better To Travel, which topped the UK album charts. ‘Breakout’ also provided the band with a US Top 10 single in autumn 1987. The band was formed by Corinne Drewery (v Read more

Tower Of Power - 23% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 in Oakland, California, USA, this durable funky soul group - Rufus Miller (vocals), Greg Adams (trumpet), Emilio ‘Mimi’ Castillo (Detroit, Michigan, USA; saxophone), Steve Kupka (saxophone), Lenny Pickett (saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Mic Gillette (horns), Willie Fulton (guitar), Francis Prestia (bass), Brent Byers (percussion) and David Garib Read more

Omar - 22% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Roy Ayers - 21% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance Disco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts. He is also justly celebrated as an important influence on the latter decade’s acid-jazz movement.Ayers played piano as a child an Read more

Soul II Soul - 21% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful UK rap, soul and R&B outfit originally consisted of Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; rapper), Nellee Hooper (b. Bristol, Avon, England; musical arranger) and Philip ‘Daddae’ Harvey (multi-instrumentalist). The early definition of the group was uncomplicated: ‘It’s a sound system, an organisation (whic Read more

Average White Band - 20% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
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Shakatak - 20% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the original benefactors of the early 80s UK jazz/funk boom, alongside contemporaries Level 42, Shakatak originally comprised Bill Sharpe (keyboards), Steve Underwood (bass), Keith Winter (guitar), Roger Odell (drums), and Nigel Wright (keyboards, synthesizers). Between 1980 and 1987, Shakatak had 14 UK chart singles. Beginning with their chart debut, 1980’s ‘F Read more

Chaka Khan - 18% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Disco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yvette Marie Stevens, 23 March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, USA. Having sung with several Chicago club bands, including Lyfe, Lock And Chains and Baby Huey And The Babysitters, Chaka Khan became acquainted with Ask Rufus, a group formed from the remnants of hit group the American Breed. When Khan replaced original singer Paulette McWilliams, the line-u Read more

Patrice Rushen - 18% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rushen grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California. She started learning classical piano when she was three, and turned to jazz in her teens. A group with which she was playing won an award for young musicians at Monterey in 1972. She played with a host of artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Donald Read more

US3 - 18% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of 1993’s most intriguing musical experiments, the UK-based Us3 was formed three years earlier by Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson. Wilkinson was best known for his jazz DJ work, and met Simpson at his own Flame studio, where they discovered mutually inclusive tastes. Together they struck upon the idea of sampling some of their favourite old jazz tunes and mixing them i Read more

George Duke - 17% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1946, San Rafael, California, USA. Duke studied the piano at school (where he ran a Les McCann -inspired Latin band) and emerged from the San Francisco Conservatory as a Bachelor of Music in 1967. From 1965-67 he was resident pianist at the Half Note, accompanying musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Dorham. This grounding served as a musical education for Read more


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