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Gig - Deep Mamboo

Playing a mix of upbeat modern and traditional dance music - drawn from Afro-Latin, ska, salsa, reggae, highlife, calypso, jazz and funk - it is easy to see how Deep Mamboo fulfils its aim to 'get people dancing.' It would be difficult to sit down, never mind sit still with all that going on. Which is just as well because it is hoped that their gig at the All Saints centre on Saturday night will help resurrect a regular club night slot in Lewes, filling the hole that the demise of Chasin' the Blues created when it closed in 2001. As Danny Cooklin of Turbosound explains: “Chasin the Blues was a monthly live music night which ran for eight years… It featured many different types of music and was usually a fairly cheap and relaxed night with good dancing to be had. There have been many requests to try and resurrect the evening so we have decided to do a trial event to see what sort of response we get.”

Based in Brighton, Deep Mamboo have been playing festivals, clubs and parties for the last ten years and have, in that time, released three albums. Their dance-led set, with its cacophony of drums, trumpets and trombones, is very impressive and their music infectious. As their guitarist Jem explains: “We haven’t played in Lewes for over two years and are really looking forward to it. Our set will appeal to everybody, young and old.” Deep Mamboo “cook up an irresistibly dancey fusion of good-time party beats” according to Time Out magazine and are well worth checking out. KA

Mamboo Kings: blues revival at the All Saints

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes
When? 8pm.
How Much? £8/ £6 for concessions.

(t) Bob Taylor on 01273 479246
Tickets from The Laurels at 171-172 High St and
Tizz’s at 206 High St.