Pama International - The Altruistic Soul Sound of… live

Date:Thu 31 Jan
Time:Doors 7pm | Show 8pm
Venue:J2 (standing)
Price:£15.50 adv

Following up on their critically acclaimed **** Mojo album Love & Austerity and hugely successful Trojan Records songbook tour, Pama Int’l return with their much touted soul album - "The Altruistic Soul sounds of…” on their own Happy People label (out on 18 Jan’19).

Since their formation in 2001 Pama Int’l have released 10 studio albums and recorded 4 BBC Radio One Maida Vale sessions.  In 2006 they became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years.  The collective nature of the band has seen them work with; Billy Bragg, Ken Boothe, Rico, Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dennis Alcapone, Wrongtom, and Mad Professor, whilst their line up has attracted members from The Specials, Madness, Galliano, Steel Pulse, and the Style Council.

The new album draws on songwriter/founder Sean Flowerdew’s love of Northern, British and Southern Soul. From Muscle Shoals to the Tyne it boasts influences of Al Green, Duane Allman, Aretha, Betty Swann, Irma Thomas, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and Booker T & The MGs, but in true Pama Int’l fashion the album sounds uniquely them.

The album is preceded by 4 monthly singles (out Sept-Dec’18).  The first single, an unrelenting northern soul take on Elvis’ I Just Can’t Help Believing is launched at London’s Alexandra Palace, where the band are supporting Toots & The Maytals on 8th Sept’18.

“as ever their production and taste are faultless”  Craig Charles - BBC 6 Music

“premier rocksteady”
David Rodigan BBC1xtra

“as ever, their productions & taste are faultless”
Craig Charles BBC6music

“they’re right up there with the best soul & reggae bands in the UK” 
Chris Hawkins BBC6music

Please note this is a standing event.

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Under 14s to be accompnied by an adult

Box Office & Bar open 1 hour before show start time