PREVIEW: Stone Foundation at Cluny, Newcastle on 6th March 2015


This is the latest promotion by Newcastle based 100% Overproof who are quietly gaining a reputation for bringing quality Funk Soul and Ska to the North East after already attracting Hot Border Special in January and Big Boss Man to The Cluny next month.

Stone Foundation has been around for ten years. This Midlands eight piece are fronted by charismatic vocalist and guitarist Neil Jones and feature a three piece horn section as well as Hammond skills.

They have previously supported the legends that are Madness and The Specials, have performed with Carleen Anderson, and “Mr Psychedelic Soul” Joe Harris of The Undisputed Truth.

No More The Fool (live) by Stone Foundation

They are also responsible for the return of Northern Soul hero Nolan Porter after his thirty years in the soul wilderness, inviting him to record and play out live once again. One mention of the above and you should know what to expect…. some Hammond based Ska, some horn driven Funk….and more than a hint of some serious Northern.

Sessions on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC6 Music led him to describe the band as “super cool.” With last year’s album ”To Find The Spirit” (featuring Andy Fairweather Low no less) still gathering acclaim, it would be advisable for The Cluny to have roofers on speed-dial. Should be a cracker!

Stone Foundation will be supported by local soul band The Odells. See you at the front………

Previewer: Les Aitch

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