Legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles will be bringing his legendary Funk & Soul Club Night to Chepstow in 2018.
From Robot Wars to Red Dwarf, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk & Soul icon after 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music with his prime-time Saturday night show. Craig will now be bringing some of that magic to Chepstow Castle with plans to play some top cuts from his trunk of funk long in to the summer evening of Friday August 31.
Craig will be joined on the night with support from South Wales party-starters Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band.
“When BBC 6 Music asked me to do a radio show I only had one condition, it has to be a funk & soul show otherwise I wasn’t interested” says Craig, and so the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show was born, pioneering 6 Music radio show from its dawn in 2002.
Live every Saturday night with an assortment of classic gems and emerging artists, Craig has garnered 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.
“Since its inception I have been interested in all varieties of soul and funk music, without imposing any barriers and I am just as enthusiastic about fresh new talent as I am about the classic artists from the golden age of the 60s and 70s”.
Craig and his trunk of funk DJs, play every weekend throughout the UK, while stopping regularly at Band on The Wall in Manchester for his monthly residency. A night of soul-hitting funk, ‘can you dig it’ attitude and dance-floor jivin’. The monthly stop off is currently one of the most anticipated nights in Manchester’s scene, with an array of guests from the funky depths such as, Maceo Parker, The BlackByrds, Smoove & Turrell, New Mastersounds, The Perceptions, Speedometer, Lack of Afro and Funkshone.
With a jammed packed year in the making, the funk and soul train keep movin’ along without a stop in sight – in the words of the soulful don himself, ‘No Sleep till Bed time’.
- Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club plays Chepstow Castle on Friday August 31, 2018 with Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band as support. Tickets are priced at £22.75 (+ Booking fee, Super Early Bird Tickets) and are available by visiting https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-craig-charles-funk-soul-club/chepstow-castle/1187827/