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Funk/Soul Band
Edinburgh
8-piece funk/soul band from Edinburgh

The Foo Birds are an 8-piece funk/soul band formed in Edinburgh in 2011, having met through the Edinburgh University Jazz Orchestra. Frequent performances around Edinburgh, including The Jazz Bar, one of Scotland’s most popular music venues, led to the development of a devoted fan base and strong online presence. This was augmented by UK tours and the release of their self-titled debut album in 2013. The Foo Birds have since toured Belgium and Croatia and enjoyed multiple plays on BBC Radio Scotland. Festival appearances include playing the Kelburn Garden Party for the past four summers and playing for the BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals. They have recorded numerous live sessions and in 2015 released their eagerly anticipated E.P. ‘Round The Corner’ that features four new original tracks and two re-imagined covers (available on iTunes, Spotify and at https://thefoobirds.bandcamp.com/). The Foo Birds creatively blend classic jazz/soul/blues tricks with neo-funk influences and a shameless lick of pop. The quality musicianship possessed by every one of its players is reflected in the intricate songwriting, contagious melodies, dance-inducing grooves and energetic live performances. “Wildly infectious funk beats that had the crowd moving from the off” – The Journal “Flying the funky flag for Edinburgh” – Edinburgh Evening News “I really enjoyed your gig” – Phil Jupitus

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