May 5, 2017

Snarky Puppy

02 Academy Brixton, London, ENG

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05/05/17 02 Academy Brixton, London, ENG

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Set One

Beep Box 348

479951-TRACK

Grown Folks 610

479952-TRACK

Ready Wednesday 736

479953-TRACK

Tarova 688

479954-TRACK

Palermo 533

479955-TRACK

Thing of Gold 498

479956-TRACK

Big Ugly 581

479957-TRACK

What About Me? 155

479958-TRACK

Phenomenal Woman 372

479959-TRACK

What About Me? 705

479960-TRACK

Encore

Lingus 673

479961-TRACK

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Show Notes

FROM MICHAEL LEAGUE:

Sold-out show for 5,000 at the legendary Brixton Academy. It’s the band’s largest non-festival gig to date. The vibe is electric from the first note. Beep Box eases the set in with a flugelhorn solo from Maz over a slinky, fluid outro groove. Grown Folks is laid-back and groovy. Bob takes his time with a tenor solo and McQueen plays over the outro vamp. Bill keeps the energy up with a percussive intro to a funky Ready Wednesday (thanks to Larnell). Justin works the Minimoog on the solo section. After a longer, more etherial outro than normal, things pick back up with Tarova. Maz takes an effected solo, then goes duo with Larnell amidst improvised full-band hits. Marcelo develops rhythmic motifs on djembe for a solo over the outro vamp. The band sits in the solo section on Palermo for a while with Bullock on top of it. Marcelo stretches on the outro while the crowd holds it down with the chacarera clapping pattern. Justin takes the lead on Thing of Gold. Bob plays over the bridge. Big Ugly is slow and powerful. McQueen takes both solos. What About Me? goes as usual until after the chorus. The band smoothly transitions into Phenomenal Woman, joined by Laura Mvula on lead vocals and Becca Stevens backing. Bill takes a clav break. The tune ends, then launches right back into the drum solo for What About Me? You can hear Larnell slowly taking off his sweater and watch while the crowd eggs him on. Funny stuff. Lingus gets a cameo from English wunderkind Jacob Collier, who attacks Bill’s keyboard station like a kid in a playground. Very special energy throughout this one. Helluva night.


BAND MEMBERS:

Chris Bullock - tenor sax

Bob Reynolds - tenor sax

Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet and flugelhorn

Justin Stanton - trumpet and keyboards

Bill Laurance - keyboards

Chris McQueen - guitar

Michael League - bass

Larnell Lewis - drums

Marcelo Woloski - percussion


Special Guests:

What About Me > Phenomenal Woman > What About Me with Laura Mvula & Becca Stevens - vocals

Lingus with Jacob Collier - keyboards


SOUND CREW:

Mike Harrison - sound (front of house)

Matt Recchia - sound (monitors)

Nic Hard - engineering and mixing