Official Launch Party
(£10/8) – 11pm – 3pm
CooktheRabbit Events are teaming up with One Love to host the Kemp Town Carnival launch party at the Komedia on the Friday of Valentines weekend.
The official launch party line up includes funk and soul big band, Soul Steppers, the phenomenal Mr Bongo Records, the Natural Elements crew, and the 10 piece jump up jive legends, Fat 45
Blistering 10 piece big band bringing back the dance music of the 1940’& 50’s sharp suits, swinging hips & high heels. Crowned by the rich soulful voice of Dale de Ville, the Fat 45 play rock & roll, rhythm & blues and jump jive, setting the dance floors alight wherever they go, guaranteed to make every party shake, rattle & roll…
Get ready as The Soul Steppers represent with their 100% bonafide, funky soul sound featuring seriously soulful female vocals, firing keys, screeching horns, driving congas & a super tight rhythm section. Playing their own unique arrangements of little known & rare soul gems. Perfect for the knowledgeable soul heads, ideal for those that love that sweet soul sound!
Specialises in eclectic, unexpected golden-era Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul and Psychedelic sounds, played from vinyl. Resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith, Gary Johnson and Ville Marttila, transport the sound of Mr Bongo to dance floors around the world.
100% positivity from the One Love and Natural Elements crew…the true hosts of the party, keeping the vibe alive and bringing it back to the days when the selectors were our storytellers.