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Uncle Frank

“We make the best kind of music…. music with soul, funk, rage and love! ”

“The world needs this kind of music – because it’s real and self-made, feel-good and original.”

With National Radio plays from Huey Morgan on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on Regional Radio throughout the UK, the stage is set for Uncle Frank to make big waves in 2016 with features in The Sun, Spindle Magazine, Music-News.com and The Daily Star.

Uncle Frank took CMJ music festival by storm in October 2015 at Fat Baby in New York described as ‘The best Band at CMJ without a doubt’ by Spindle Magazine.

The band are rumoured to be returning to the States to take music festival SXSW 2016 by storm.

Touring with the legendary UB40 in America, Frank and Naim duetted with Ali Campbell and UB40 at New Jersey’s Performing Arts Centre on Nov 2nd singing a reggae version Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ which is on the Radio Riddler album ‘Purple Reggae’ (produced by Frank and Fast from FLC) and featuring vocals from Ali Cambell, Sinead O’Connor, Suggs from Madness, Citizen Cope and Beverley Knight as well as Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi

February 2016 will see the release of Uncle Frank’s second album ‘LOVE LION’ which is tipped to be the bands breakthrough album,

The bands’ label debut album ‘SMILES FOR MILES’ released in May 2104 was   Best described by Penny Black Music,

‘It is proving impossible to keep this out of my CD player at the moment. A fantastic album’.

The pair’s love of music has led them to create an album that is an eclectic mix of soul, pop, jazz, funk, old-school hip hop and easy listening. Taking three-months to record ‘Smiles for Miles’ in their home studio, Benbini and Cortazzi have arranged, played the majority of instruments themselves and engineered the whole album.

Uncle Frank were signed to an unprecedented 3 album deal in 2013 by MITA Records executive David Rogers. Uncle Frank’s debut label album ‘Smiles for Miles’ The first single ‘STEP INTO MY ROOM’ was supported by an innovative tour of fans houses, performing concerts in their living rooms. This was featured by BBC 1 Television Evening News which reached an audience of 600000 viewers,

 The bands second single ‘SOMETHIN’ SOMETHIN’ accompanied by a robot animation video was featured by The Daily Express “Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi, have spent years making music and their remarkable output ranges from soul to funk and old-school hip hop”.

Frank and Naim embarked upon a lengthy acoustic tour of universities in The Coffee House Sessions picking up new fans and playlists on the way.

The bands 3rd single ‘DANCE INSTRUCTOR’ was accompanied by a deluxe version of album ‘Smiles For Miles’ including all the bands’ quirky and funk filled videos to date.

The Gay Times premiered the Flashdance inspired video which hit over 100, 000 views on youtube.

The bands self produced music is mixed by Grammy Award winning mixer and producer Tim Latham (Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Rolling Stones and Erykah Badu). Benbini first met Latham during a Lou Reed session at Quad Studios in New York. They immediately hit it off, and when it came to mixing the Uncle Frank album, Latham believed in the project so much, he committed to it before Uncle Frank even secured a record deal. 

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Max Romeo & The Charmax Band

Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1944) is a Jamaican reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country and in the United Kingdom. Romeo had several hits with the vocal group

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Jah Wobble’s Invaders of The Heart

After PiL, and before the genre became in vogue, Wardle became a well respected session and solo artist, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. Over the past 37 years he has worked with a diverse range of musicians and music genres, way too many to mention here. Jah Wobble is a living post-Punk Legend

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Kathrin DeBoer (Belleruche)

Well, 2014 was a quite year, but a busy one.. It’s laid the bedrock for a noisy 2015, with a solo project ready for your ears and numerous collaborations from all over,

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SIR FUNK

Up and coming funksters and soulsters SIR FUNK are Wilson Knickit, Simon Meluish, and Kris Burton. Born out of the love of all things funk, the three producers and DJ extraordinaires have

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Renegade Brass Band

RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe, and in the last year, they have supported acts

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Jack Eye Jones

Following a number of eminently successful years producing mashups and edits with the support of everyone from Avicii to EDX as well as having his own tracks remixed by the likes of

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Boca 45

Scott “Boca 45” Hendy is the Bristol UK beatsmith who’s been at the forefront of funky breakbeat music for well over a decade.

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Electric Swing Circus

The Electric Swing Circus is a live 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. Drawing influence from 1920’s swing and jazz, ESC reverberates back through time, re-inventing the genre of electro-swing.

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Fun Lovin Criminals (DJ Set)

Two thirds of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Fast and Frank Benbini, take the Fun Lovin’ Criminal swagger to the decks.

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Lea Lea

Lea Lea – a most powerful vocalist and lyricist, with a fierce and challenging style.

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Mighty Atom

Mighty Atom is one of a rare breed of DJ’s who can blow crowds away with technical skill, and at the same time destroy a dance floor with an innate understanding of what a good party needs.

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Mixmaster Morris

“My natural successor.” – John Peel
“The world’s finest curator of music.” – Matt Black – Ninja Tune

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Mr Doris

Producer and DJ extraordinaire, Mr Doris’ incredible deck talents fuse funk, soul and hip-hop with D’n’B, dub- step, latin beats and afro breaks, all sliced, mashed and cut together with his unique style of mixing. His reputation as a true party rocker has won him prime-time slots across the world at a ‘who’s who’ of major events.

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DJ Moneyshot (The Allergies/Jalapeno Records)

He’s been dubbed “stupidly talented” by The Guardian, and his mixtapes have been included in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 25 of all time. As one half of dance floor funk outfit, The

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O'Connell and Love

O’Connell and Love

O’Connell and Love is a joint venture between Larry Love of Alabama 3 and renowned session musician Brendan O’Connell.

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The Very Reverend D Wayne Love

The Very Reverend D. Wayne Love

Playing, producing and making house music since 1990, fusing all styles, The Reverend has an international reputation and evangelical following.

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Wilson Knickit

Brighton based funkster Wilson Knickit and one third of Funk & Soul Club residents Sir Funk, is a DJ and producer enjoying the freedom to find the FUNK in all great music.

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Trojan Records

Trojan Soundsystem

London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British sound system culture. They relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and Ska record label in history.

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