What’s On

Social Music with Chris Philips & Jez Nelson (Jazz FM)

18/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jazz FM's Chris Philips and Jez Nelson join us at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a laid back sociable Sunday afternoon of the grooviest jazz sounds around, touching on funky jazz burners, rare boogie 12s and between-the-lines neo soul grooves.

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Behind the turntables, the counter at Love Vinyl and numerous compilations, Zaf has long been a leading force in musical curation with a peerless record collection.

He’ll be sharing some highlights from it during this late night Thursday session.

Spiritland By Night: Balance with Jean-Claude (If Music), Ade Fakile & Houseplants

Buy tickets / 23/08/2019 22:00 - 03:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Plastic People was the club that opened minds and hearts for two decades. We're delighted to team up with Ade Fakile, owner of Plastic People, plus If Music's Jean-Claude and the Houseplants crew for a one-off Balance party at Spiritland's Royal Festival Hall venue.

Doors at 10pm, with drinks, disco ball and dancing til 3am.

Tickets on sale now 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.

Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)

24/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)

24/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

South London-based producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and Touching Bass family member, Wu-Lu is back with a brand new project.

Known to have worked with the likes of Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome, Poppy Ajudah, MNDSGN and Andrew Ashong, Wu-Lu finds connections between the worlds of jazz, soul, hip hop and underground club styles, never sitting too comfortably in one corner before chasing the next spark.

His new record S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves), offers six-tracks that together explore themes of racial injustice in Britain, black empowerment and self-exploration.

Come and listen to the music that moves him.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall just got groovy, with this monthly 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 library recordings and OSTs back to life through our world-class sound system.

Drop in anytime 1-6pm for a stretched out brunch, daytime drinking and lounging in the company of recently revived jazz, soul, funk, exotica and soundtracks.

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Soho Radio's Cherrie Flava joins us for a Thursday night session at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.

Cherrie runs London-based underground record label MIC, who have released music from enigmatic producer Lord Tusk, anarchic Glaswegian duo LAPS and legendary cult musician Mike Collins aka SunPalace.

Having previously worked at Soul Jazz Records as A&R, and buyer for their record shop Sounds Of The Universe, Cherrie has been a fixture on London's underground and black music scenes for over a decade.

Frankie Valentine

30/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frankie Valentine

30/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frankie Valentine is a DJ and producer from London and has been at the cutting edge of the UK's dance music community in recent years.

As one of the pioneering club DJs during the dance music revolution of early 80s until now, Frankie's love for old and new sounds has evolved from growing up in the early 60s right up to today’s dance music with a 'contamination' of alternative music genres.

He performs for the love of music, to engage and transport his audience.

Peter Adarkwah (BBE)

31/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Peter Adarkwah (BBE)

31/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Barely Breaking Even began in 1993 when Peter Adarkwah and Ben Jolly were discussing music and discovered a shared interest in diverse, eclectic sounds covering all genres – from old scratchy Brazilian grooves, through 70s funk, via jazz fusion, hip-hop and soul to newer garage, disco and techno music.

Pete had been DJing at friends' parties for several years and had just graduated to his first gig on the club scene. First and foremost a music lover and collector Pete had discovered a previously unknown aptitude when he started spinning the tunes. They decided to promote a night where the music that was played would not be restricted as it was in other clubs – the new night would be across styles and freestyle.

Since early 2000, Pete has continued to develop the label, taking it to new heights. BBE models itself on the motto of 'real music for real people' – with now over 180 compilations and artist albums released, profiling a variety of sounds and styles from funk and soul to disco and Latin as well as house and hip hop and beyond.

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

01/09/2019 13:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

01/09/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Broadcaster of repute Nick Luscombe brings the sounds of Flomotion to Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for his monthly Sunday residency.

As well as all the major radio outlets, Nick has also worked as both Music Editor at iTunes and Director of Music at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and is the founder of Musicity, an international sound project that fuses music, architecture, memory and experience.

When not scouring the remote corners of musical treasure troves for sonic gold, he lectures about sound art at universities, and is an in-demand field recording and sound archive creative for installation and live work.

Martin Green & Friends

05/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Martin Green & Friends

05/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

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.

Tony Higgins (BBE)

07/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Tony Higgins (BBE)

07/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Tony 'Jazz Dad' Higgins plays extended and exploratory sets spanning jazz, reggae, psych, blues, soul, Americana, disco, afro and Latin.

With a background in music management and promotion, Tony also worked in TV for several years, working on landmark BBC documentaries including 'Jazz Britannia' and 'Seven Ages of Rock'. He produced a live concert film in Los Angeles with multi-Grammy winning legend Emmylou Harris and is a music consultant to several specialist record labels, providing sleeve notes and advising on deep archive reissues.

Most recently, Tony has worked closely with renowned disco/jazz//funk label BBE Music on 'J Jazz', a compilation and reissue series of Japanese jazz rarities from the 70s and 80s.

Expect to hear a greasy rhythm and blues 45 alongside some scorching funk mixed up with roots reggae and super fine jazz, plus much more.

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.