• The Pickle Factory
  • Friday 22nd Nov 2019
  • 19:00 - 22:00
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Yakul live at The Pickle Factory - EFG London Jazz Festival

Yakul, a rising neo-soul band from Brighton, play an intimate headline show at The Pickle Factory as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Yakul's live show is jaw-dropping, they have already picked up a growing reputation on the live circuit, further cementing their status at the forefront of the international resurgent neo-soul movement. Yakul have just played a storming set at Love Supreme Festival, were the highlight of Red Bull Polyrhythm events in London and Brighton, as well as ONBlackheath Festival. They have recently supported Erykah Badu’s backing band RC & The Gritz at Ronnie Scott’s, coming back again in August to support Bluey’s from Incognito project Citrus Sun, as well as doing the late show on the same day. Catch them and very special guests live at The Pickle Factory.

Yakul’s debut will be released on the 2nd of August, preceded by singles already supported by tastemakers across the world, such as Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 Music, Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra, KCRW, Mi-Soul Radio, just to mention a few. The EP features collaborations with leading players from the burgeoning London jazz and soul-scene - Louis VI, Sheila M. Maurice-Grey and Charlie Stacey. Yakul are comprised of James Berkeley (vocals and keys),Tom Caldwell Nichols (bass), Sam Hughes (drums) and Leo Utton (guitar).

More praise for Yakul:

“Brilliant track” Gilles Peterson - BBC6Music

“I really love this band” Jamz Supernova¨- BBC1xtra

“Yakul channel soulful lyrics through deep grooves and jazz-infused progressions” Red Bull