What’s On

Pedro Ricardo

16/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pedro Ricardo

16/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Known in his hometown Porto for his flair with the records, Pedro relies on a strong, organic groove, promising to bring to the dance floor the warm rhythms of Funk and Disco hand in hand with a kind of House that never takes off from its soulful tradition. Working through different aliases he has been releasing music for the past 5 years: first as Bababa with Extended Records (2015); then as Hai with 1980 (2017); and in his own name Pedro with Onda Onda Music (2017). In 2018 Pedro and Jenna Camille released This is What I'm Going Through EP with Wolf Music Recordings, with solo follow-up She is EP in 2019. This year also saw the first of Pedro's self-releases on his own label Hear, Sense and Feel, in a shift towards sounds closer to home.

Sofia

17/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Sofia

17/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Passionate Argentinian record digger Sofia Iskali brings her charisma to the decks with a broad selection of eclectic and obscure, sensuous sounds.

Tropical Disco Hustle

18/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tropical Disco Hustle

18/09/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Named after Cultures Of Soul’s defining album ‘Tropical Disco Hustle’, we aim to celebrate, not appropriate, the immense talent and music that came out of the Caribbean, South America and the African continent during the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Martin Green and Friends

19/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin Green and Friends

19/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin is the creative force behind the pioneering club Smashing, guiding hand on over 25 compilations of soundtrack, jazz and lounge obscurities and DJ at private parties at the most happening hotspots in London and beyond.

Martin drafts in his most musical friends for an evening on the EMT 948s.

Avi Del Mono

19/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Avi Del Mono

19/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Malaga-raised Avi has nurtured an acquired taste over the years. His aptly-named Hear No Evil show on NTS & Radar Radio has become a landing spot for hip-hop, jazz, soul and warm electronica – nothing but good music that steers away from the mainstream.

Now residing in London, the part-time photographer has worked alongside influential communities including Boiler Room, NTS and Livin' Proof.

Marshmello (NTS)

20/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Marshmello (NTS)

20/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Starting off on the dancefloor, moving to the mic as an MC and then to the decks, Marsha has played a huge part in the UK dance scene for over 20 years.

With roots in the Red Bull Music Academy and the UK's first underground internet and pirate stations like Interface FM, Nu Wave Radio and Deja Vu, Marsha hosted the first broadcast on NTS Radio and has since become an essential part of the family with her bi-weekly show Midnight Marauder.

Seamus Haji

20/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seamus Haji

20/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seamus Haji has been DJ’ing and collecting records since his London sound system days in the mid 80’s when he was 16 mixing up soul, funk, hip hop and early house. Fast forward almost 35 years later and he’s become an International DJ/Producer & remixer in his own right. He’s been A&R for seminal house labels Slip’N’Slide, Strictly Rhythm, Defected Records, run his own Big Love since 2002 and has now re-joined Defected Records this time to A&R for the phenomenal Glitterbox Records. Seamus will be playing an exclusive set going back to his roots playing vinyl classics and rarities that have inspired him over the years.

Vesa Liede

21/09/2019 15:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Vesa Liede

21/09/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Excellent taste? Check. All vinyl? Check. Weekend resident? Check.

Long time aficionado of all things beats, breaks and B-Boy culture, cratedigger Vesa returns with his enviable record collection for a rhythm section-led Saturday.

Ralph Tee (Expansion Records)

21/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Record label boss, radio broadcaster and lifelong soul aficionado Ralph Tee is here for a Friday night of upbeat, smiles for miles music. His knowledge of and passion for sharing the rare grooves is second to none.

Ralph has been a club DJ since the 1970s & broadcasting on radio since the 1980s, with deep roots in the UK soul scene.

Spiritland Legends: Stevie Wonder – selected by Kyri

21/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A night in celebration of Stevland Hardaway Morris, one of the twentieth century's very finest musicians, multi-instrumentalists and record producers.

Four hours of the biggest hits and deepest cuts on Spiritland Royal Festival Hall's incredible sound system – led by Wonder aficionado Kyri of R2 Records.

Free entry but booking highly recommended via rfh@spiritland.com or 020 3146 1980.

Mark Greenfield

22/09/2019 12:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic

Mark Greenfield

22/09/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic

Regular-for-a-reason selector Mark G checks in for another sweet and soulful afternoon session.

Resolution 88 – ‘Revolutions’ album playback

22/09/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A special listening party in celebration of Resolution 88’s first album on vinyl – and their third studio album overall.

Hear the record played in its entirety for the very first time in public, on the unique Spiritland sound system.

With the release of their first two albums and live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, Marcus Miller, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds, Butcher Brown, Yellowjackets and more, Resolution 88 have already established themselves as one of the UK’s leading exponents of funk jazz.

‘Revolutions’ represents a lot of firsts - the first time Resolution 88 have recorded to multi-track tape, the first time that they’ve included a real string and brass section, the first time they’ve included special guests on record and the first time they’ve pressed an album on vinyl. Imagine a combination of an undiscovered Herbie Hancock album from the mid-70s, rare-groove samples from the golden era of hip hop (ATCQ, Pharcyde etc) and the new London sound of bands like Yussef Kamaal.

Max Van de Put

23/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Max Van de Put

23/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Max has stretched far across the corners of the globe, bringing back a groove-focused outernational sound.

Holly Hollister

24/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Holly Hollister

24/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Focused on music to make you groove, Holly enjoys playing everything from 80bpm headnodders and 120bpm broken beat jives to the 140 anomalies.

Her sets reflect all that she absorbs through online radio, festivals and the inspiration the Soulquarian movement and Gilles Peterson have provided.

She's recently played Kala Festival in Albania and is a resident at Cafe Artum, Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham.

Previously Holly has played Birmingham nights; MoHo, Neighbourhd and been a supporting DJ at Leftfoot events.

King Dom

25/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

King Dom

25/09/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Vinyl collector King Dom began playing out aged 17 – moving through Brighton's underground clubs in the 1990s to Sydney, where he worked the clubs, big venues and dive bars till his fingers bled.

Recently in his thirst for diving headlong into discovery, he's been "sloshing around in the underbelly of Lovers Rock", including through gigs with Dennis Bovell.

Expect soul, folk, lovers, two steppers, jazz, strings, bits and pieces brought together to tell a story with beautifully blurred lines.

John Coltrane – Exclusive ‘Blue World’ album playback

26/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hear an exclusive playback of John Coltrane's unreleased album 'Blue World', recorded the same year as 'A Love Supreme', on the eve of its release.

DJ support comes from Tony 'Jazz Dad' Higgins (BBE).

In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled "Le chat dans le sac". Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.

In June of that year, Coltrane's 'Classic Quartet' entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously-recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognised the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard.

Now, with the release of Blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time.

Martin Green and Friends

26/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin Green and Friends

26/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin is the creative force behind the pioneering club Smashing, guiding hand on over 25 compilations of soundtrack, jazz and lounge obscurities and DJ at private parties at the most happening hotspots in London and beyond.

Martin drafts in his most musical friends for an evening on the EMT 948s.

Mark Gurney & Adrian Leach

27/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Mark Gurney & Adrian Leach

27/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Having spent almost 40 years collecting records, clubbing and DJing, Mark decided to start an event of his own, creating a night and website that digs deeper than most playing a whole spectrum of music involving likeminded friends and DJs.

Independent Movement began in 2007, a London club night with guest DJs from the UK and around the world playing new discoveries, underplayed gems and hard to find tracks – but mainly plain old great records.

Mark will be joined by good friend Adrian Leach. Creator and host of the long running Happy Jazz Radio Show since the 90s , Adrian's musical tastes range from global modern jazz from the 60s to current day and vintage Latin, Brazilian, African and Caribbean to name a few.

A seeker of independent, forgotten labels and under played jazz from the 80s with a real penchant for black music from South and Central America that currently occupies his buying / listening time. Adrian savours the unusual and is happy to share the sounds around.

Katie Barber

27/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Space Music

Katie Barber

27/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Space Music

Firm friend of Spiritland Katie touches down for an extended session of Friday night magic at Royal Festival Hall.

Leopold

28/09/2019 15:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Leopold

28/09/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Max Gershinson alias Leopold is a DJ and radio host based in London – host of the Natural Element show (previously on Radar Radio) and Cue Music on Netil Radio.

Expect worldly soul, boogie and stretched-out mellow goodness.

Craig Swayward

28/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Craig Swayward

28/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Co-founder of Manchester clubland institution Wet Play Craig returns to Spiritland for a Balearic-infused Saturday night all vinyl session.

Colin Curtis

28/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Colin Curtis

28/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

In Colin's words – "when you consider how fast the DJing world is moving these days, 50 years in the game is a ludicrous thing to contemplate".

Having lived, danced and DJed through the eras of Northern Soul, jazz-funk and house, few can claim to have contributed to UK dance music more than Colin Curtis.

Growing up in Stoke on Motown and Radio Caroline, Colin first started DJing in 1967 and became a figurehead for some of Northern England’s most iconic clubs, including the Blackpool Mecca, Rafters in Manchester and Nottingham’s Rock City.

His experiments with electro and house, alongside Hewan Clarke at The Playpen in Manchester also had a profound impact on the musical direction of the Haçienda. These days his career is viewed with similar superlatives as Mancuso, which we discuss in the below, alongside a look into his life as a record collector and the new jazz dance fusion compilation he’s curated for Z Records.

Iko Chérie

29/09/2019 12:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Iko Chérie

29/09/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Spiritland favourite Marie – nom de guerre Iko Chérie when creating her 'psychedelicate surf pop' – returns for another of her special French-inspired, pop-tinged, laid back and breezy sessions.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

29/09/2019 12:00 - 16:30 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall gets groovy once a month with this residency from two titans of the library music scene, Jonny Trunk and Martin Green.

Half Forgotten Library is a regular Sunday session bringing largely forgotten swinging library recordings and OSTs back to life through our world-class sound system.

Drop in anytime 12-4.30pm for a stretched out brunch, daytime drinking and lounging in the company of recently revived jazz, soul, funk, exotica and soundtracks.

Charles Vaughan (Birdland Kissa)

29/09/2019 17:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Charles Vaughan (Birdland Kissa)

29/09/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

"South London neo-jazz dudester of many cowboy hats" – Charles Vaughan is an eclectic DJ whose sets vary from pulsating jazz, international oddities to classic disco selections and soulful house cuts.

Having played at venues such as Pickle Factory, Shoreditch Platform and Bussey Building, Charles' expansive sets broadcast new and familiar sounds with infectious energy, no matter the style.

SOLD OUT – Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service – Live at Spiritland RFH

Buy tickets / 29/09/2019 19:00 - 22:30 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Talks

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Celebrate the launch of Jarvis Cocker's 'Sunday Service' compilation with us at this night of music and conversation at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.

Join Jarvis and guests for a special live episode of Sunday Service on the South Bank.

Ticket link above

Tickets do not include dinner, but you're welcome to join for something beforehand between 5:30pm–7.00pm. This can be booked separately via rfh@spiritland.com or 020 3146 1980.

Love&Mercy

30/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Love&Mercy

30/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Love&Mercy - Andres (aka Pataphysical), Hayden & Sam (ManMakeMusic) - are a group of friends with a shared passion for all shades of music from the soul. They’ve been playing records together across Europe for over a decade bringing a beautiful mix of ambient, jazz and synth.

Shuya Okino

23/10/2019 19:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Shuya Okino

23/10/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Shuya is a DJ and creative director of Kyoto Jazz Massive and Tokyo Crossover/Jazz Festival.

As a DJ, Shuya regularly tours Japan and worldwide, mostly throughout Europe and America, having played at The Jazz Cafe and Notting Hill Arts Club, APT New York, Southport Weekender, Future Jazz Festival, Croatian festivals among many.

Shuya continues to be an important figure in the disco and jazz scene worldwide – we're delighted to welcome him to Spiritland King's Cross.

Spiritland By Night: Norman Jay MBE

25/10/2019 22:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Spiritland By Night: Norman Jay MBE

Buy tickets / 25/10/2019 22:00 - 02:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

There is perhaps no DJ that represents the breadth and depth of club culture in the UK better than Norman Jay MBE. From Kiss FM, Shake’n’Fingerpop, High On Hope, Talkin’ Loud and of course the Good Times soundsystem, his name has been central to some of the defining sounds of London.

We’re delighted to welcome him to the intimate setting of Spiritland Royal Festival Hall to play his signature blend of rare groove, funk, soul, reggae and more under our disco ball on Friday 25th October.

The dancefloor action runs from 10pm until 2am. Support comes from DJ Sophie Callis.

Tickets £15 via link above.

You can join for dinner before the party starts too – book a table for dinner by emailing our front desk on rfh@spiritland.com or calling 020 3146 1980.