Agbeko

Live Act Afrobeat Funk Ethnojazz Worldmusic Afro-Pop
Agbeko - Afrobeat Funk Ethnojazz Worldmusic Afro-Pop Live Act in Manchester

Agbeko Short Info

AGBEKO are a high-octane afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular from Manchester.

'Outstanding' - Jazzwise

Drawing their inspiration and energy from the golden age of 1970s' Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors, AGBEKO command a wealth of powerful sing-along originals and unique arrangements of afrobeat and ethiojazz rarities. Expect punchy horns, choppy guitars and wailing organs, all underpinned by a powerful groove, infectious enthusiasm and a healthy dose of sub-standard dancing.

Since their formation in 2015, AGBEKO have enjoyed enthusiastically received performances at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Tramlines and at the Manchester Jazz Festival. Airplay on US online radio shows followed, along with plans next summer for their first foray onto mainland Europe. They are currently working towards the release of their first record in early 2017.

AGBEKO are a high-octane afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular from Manchester.

'Outstanding' - Jazzwise

Drawing their inspiration and energy from the golden age of 1970s' Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors, AGBEKO command a wealth of powerful sing-along originals and unique arrangements of afrobeat and ethiojazz rarities. Expect punchy horns, choppy guitars and wailing organs, all underpinned by a powerful groove, infectious enthusiasm and a healthy dose of sub-standard dancing.

Since their formation in 2015, AGBEKO have enjoyed enthusiastically received performances at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Kendal Ca...

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Agbeko on Tour

  • 10 | 02 | 2017 London The Magic Garden
  • 11 | 02 | 2017 London The Fox and Firkin
  • 16 | 03 | 2017 Manchester Albert's Schloss
  • 19 | 03 | 2017 Leeds HiFi Club
  • 19 | 05 | 2017 Manchester Matt & Phred's
  • 09 | 06 | 2017 Bulgaria Meadows in the Mountains
  • 23 | 06 | 2017 Buxton Exile Festival
  • 23 | 07 | 2017 Yorkshire Deershed Festival
  • 11 | 08 | 2017 Winchester Boomtown Fair

Past Gigs Agbeko

  • 08 | 2016 Brecon Green Man Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Kendal Kendal Calling
  • 07 | 2016 Manchester Manchester Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Tramlines Festival Tramlines Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Manchester PUB/Zoo
  • 03 | 2016 Manchester RNCM Festival

Media

  • Video AGBEKO - (There Must Be) An...
  • Video AGBEKO - Need Nobody
  • Video AGBEKO - There is a Jungle

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Jamie Stockbridge Tenor Sax/Guitar
  • Ellen Lewis Lead Vocals
  • Illy Quane Trumpet
  • Dan Mitchell Trombone
  • Caitlin Laing Bari/Alto Sax, Flute
  • James Girling Guitar
  • Alex Hill Keyboards
  • Alasdair Simpson Bass Guitar
  • Matt Brown Percussion
  • Pete Mitchell Percussion
  • Phil Steventon Drums

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