TC & the Groove Family

TC & the Groove Family

TST DJs rocking the cloister in 2019
TC & the Groove Family
TC & the Groove Family

One of the tightest, slickest, technically brilliant and god damn grooviest bands we’ve ever seen, strap in for this one !

 

 

TC & The Groove Family are a 10-piece collective whose music celebrates the coming together of cultures, and the unity that music can provide for everyone. They explore grooves and genres from the UK and around the world, including afrobeat, breakbeat, jungle, jazz and highlife.

Having gained a reputation in Leeds for a raucous live show bursting with raw energy, the band have played alongside afro-fusion legends K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade and London jazzers Pyjaen and Cykada at shows in Sheffield, Bristol and London. In 2021, the band performed as part of We Out Here’s online festival showcase, before blowing the roof off of the Chai Wallah stage at Shambino in August.

Singles ‘Let’s Start’ and ‘Temple’ received airplay from BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, Craig Charles and Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, plus Colin Curtis on Worldwide FM. Having spent successive lockdowns writing new music, the band headed into the studio in the summer to record their debut album with Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist, ONIPA). Big things to come in 2022!

Stephen Lewis and the BIG band of FUN

Stephen Lewis and the BIG band of FUN

TST DJs rocking the cloister in 2019
Stephen Lewis and the BIG band of FUN
Stephen Lewis and the BIG band of FUN

Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun is a high energy, funk/dance band from New Brunswick, Canada. 

Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun is a high energy, funk/dance band from New Brunswick, Canada. They are well known for captivating audiences and exploding dance floors on the worlds music festival circuit.
 

 
The band has toured across the globe and taken their BIG FUN to world renowned festivals like Glastonbury (UK), Burning Man (NV), Mountain Jam (on The 1969 Woodstock Music Festival site), The Boomtown Fair (UK), The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (CAN), and dozens of others across Canada, America, and Europe.
 
In 2020/21 the band made the most of their time away from physical touring with extremely successful live streamed performances. These virtual shows and performance videos exceeded a collective 350,000 + views and included a special Mountain Jam live stream which billed the band directly alongside Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, and Michael Franti. Their efforts during the pandemic also lead to an East Coast Music Association Award Nomination for Artist Innovator of the Year in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Best described as energetic funk music on steroids, their performance is guaranteed to include BIG jams, BIG smiles, and BIG excitement! Get ready to sing, sweat, and dance with Stephen Lewis & The Big Band of Fun!
Mellowmatic

Mellowmatic

TST DJs rocking the cloister in 2019
Mellowmatic
Mellowmatic

Energetic Funk Soul, Jazzy Neo-soul vibes and Hip-hop flavours.

 

 

7-piece multi-instrumental collective formed by multi-instrumentalist producers Ant Henderson aka ANNT (Music Director of Jurassic 5’s Soup’s Fullee Love Collective), Marcus Fisher, and UK rapper AJ Mayhew.   

Fronted by female and male lead vocalists and rappers, with keys, synths and sax, delivering infectious bop through to tasty grooves and breaks. Mellowmatic bring a live set engineered to rock any stage, and take their audience on an eclectic musical journey via Boombap 90’s to present day. Executing a tight musical performance, on point every time, this big-sound-high-energy band is made to be seen and heard. 

Soon to be released debut album ‘Only Human’ is a cross genre musical masterpiece, bringing together artists from all over the world, boasting a catalogue of dope feature singers and US rappers.

“This music is outta sight!” – Soup from Jurassic 5