Maylight live at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival this Friday

Very excited to be playing with Maylight, the live project I’ve been working on for some time now at the Mostly Festival this weekend. We will be doing a PA style set (live vocals, keys and horn section) on the Friday so if you’re at festival please come down and check us out! As is clear from the flyer the line up is easily up there as one of the best of summer.

About Maylight from the festival website:

“Visitors to the inaugural Mostly festival will remember Lizzy Parks well. The Devonshire-born Birmingham Conservatoire graduate’s confident vocal performance over retro jazz and ambient soul was one of the highlights of the festival. Now, she is back as part of a seven musician collective, comprising an array of talent: on sax, there is Mary Wakelam, winner of a 2008 BBC Urban Music scheme award; on piano, Rob Barron who was the pianist for Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West; on drums, Jim Bashford of the Jim Bashford Trio; on trumpet, Joe Egan of Aida Severo; on bass, Colin Somervell of Trio Tekke; and on turntables / production, BBE’s Chris Read. As one, they draw on each other’s diverse backgrounds and experiences – with the resulting mix featuring references from soul to electronica, with an underlying jazz influence.”

Tickets and full info available here:

Check out a taster track from Maylight below:


About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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