"Mohawkestra do what their brilliant name suggests: They make up-to-date break heavy music in the style of hammond (funk) icons The Mohawks" - DJ Format
Made up of luminaries of the Bristol music scene, Mohawkestra currently have 6 single releases under the label Reed Records. All of which sold out within a matter of days and have had support from radio stations and DJ's worldwide. Their cover of the Stones' 'Paint It Black', and their latest single 'House Of The Rising Funk' have had support by Craig Charles and have been played numerous times on his BBC 6 Music Funk & Soul show.
In 2017 they collaborated with Boca 45 to release the single 'The Bear Pit', which was chosen by Huey Morgan as beat of the week on his BBC 6 Music radio show.
Mohawkestra are as much known for their live shows as they are for their record releases. Highlights being - Glastonbury Festival, Brixton Hootananny, Nozstock Festival and a sold-out hometown show at Bristol's Forge.
Mohawkestra are - Evan Newman (Edenheight) Marcel Osborne (LBJB’s) Edward Gallimore (The Ramona Flowers) Pedro Alves (Wasabi) Joe Wilkins (Sefrial)
Find out more by visiting www.mohawkestra.com
“….a very authentic sound – keyboards and guitar careful to avoid modern electronica as befits a band that records directly on to reel-to-reel tape and edits with a razor blade – yet the disciplined tightness also had a knowing ‘retro’ feel, in the way that Mark Ronson’s production can.” - Tony Benjamin (B24/7 Magazine)
With influences as diverse as John Zorn, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Tin Hat, Sefrial is the brain-child of rising star Sophie Stockham.
With a saxophone-heavy front line featuring the energy and lyricism of Sophie’s alto, complemented by the unmistakeable sound and brilliance of Jake McMurchie on tenor, groove and invention is provided by the chief composer Matt Brown on drums, under-pinned by the warm sound of Greg Cordez on bass. The band is completed by the distinctive Joe Wilkins on guitar, who blends the blues and energy of Jimi Hendrix with the subtlety of Bill Frisell or Marc Ribot.
Expect distinctive original compositions that owe as much to alt-rock and americana as jazz.
Head over to www.sefrial.com to find out more.
“Sefrial are sugar-gold-diamond-encrusted magic”
Charley Dunlap – Listomania
“It is not Jazz-Rock, yet it is a jazz rock that you would never guess by other bands that have been subject to the much abused term. Sefrial are exciting, to the mind and body both, and well worth a visit.”
Tony Benjamin – Bristol 247
“Sefrial has a strong musical identity.” - BBC Introducing
Rock band Temple Kings formed in 2014 and released 4 singles and their debut album 'Ode To The Stars' in 2015. Check the album out on Spotify by clicking on the playlist below or head over to Bandcamp!