Formed of eight jazz obsessed twenty-somethings and based out of their own Broadway Market bar Kansas Smitty's House Band have been relentlessly pursuing a sound of their own while creating a genre-blind audience for their music. The House Band is inspired by swing, blues, New Orleans funk and by the sounds of their native London scene. The Kansas Smitty's House Band is well recognised as one of the driving forces in the London jazz scene. Their reputation, built on incendiary live shows, was cemented by the release of their critically-acclaimed full-length debut album, back-to-back sold-out main shows at Ronnie Scott's and the opening of their own bar in East London. What does it sound like? The House Band don't like to be boxed in. As their debut album exemplifies, they make wide use of the sour mash of styles that has allowed them to cross the divides between generations and dispositions. Moving through sounds of swing, blues, R&B, New Orleans second line and gospel, they relentlessly pursue a sound of their own, seeking out and creating a genre-blind audience for their music.
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Belvedere RoadLondonSE1 8XX
- 0844 847 9910
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- Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.