The Dynamites featuring funk soul great Charles “Wigg” Walker play The Southgate house Friday

The Dynamites play Southgate House tonight

Nashville, Tennessee funk soul veterans, The Dynamites will take the stage in the ballroom at The Southgate House Friday night.  This 10 piece funk machine is led by veteran soul man Charles “Wigg” Walker.  Walker is known for recording many sides for classic labels Decca, Champions and Chess in the 60’s and 70’s.  Walker’s band “Little Charles & The Sidewinders” developed a cult like following in England’s Northern soul scene.  Walker had taken a long break from playing until mid 2005 when he started playing the Nashville music scene again.  This brought him to the attention of  Bill Elder (aka Leo Black), who was in the process of developing a funk soul band.  The only problem was the lack of a front man.  Charles joined the band and The Dynamites were born.  Here is a brief recap of the initial beginnings of The Dynamites taken from their bio…

Taking the stage at their debut gig, the 9-piece band plus super soul singer “blew the roof off… fully earning the implications of their name” claimed alt.weekly The Nashville Scene in their review of the show. Having stated in an earlier interview that he was a better singer now than when he was younger, Charles proceeded to back up his claim with a performance that “work(ed) us up with his impassioned belting before bringing the band way down to explore the quieter subtleties of his rich voice” according to the Scene’s review. And here’s what the paper had to say about the players: “Though it was their first show, the band laid down some impressively nasty grooves and sounded as well-greased as if they’d just come off 10 weeks on the Chitlin’ Circuit.” Having earned their status as Nashville’s premier funk & soul revue with their first show, The Dynamites proceeded to get their super soul sound down on wax. The Dynamites have only been a working entity for a few months and they’ve already cut their debut single, “Come On In” b/w “Slinky”, a smokin’ hot 45 released on 7 inches of flaming red vinyl from the Outta Sight label (both songs are also available from iTunes). The two tunes are bold and blazing and serve as a righteous calling card for this band who have every intention of taking their special brand of Deep Funk and Super Soul to fans of authentic, heavy-hitting music everywhere.

The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker play the Southgate House this Friday.  The night will feature opening act Patrick Sweany.  The doors for the concert are set for 8pm with showtime at 9pm.  Tickets can be bought through The Southgate House website or on Ticketweb.


~ by thenoblevisions on March 12, 2010.

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