Metro Area, The Bull’s Head, 3 December, £5
Bonobo, HMV Institute, 12 December, £15 adv
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Library HMV Institute, 17 December, £18.50 adv
January 2000 saw Adam Regan and Richard Whittingham start up Leftfoot at the Medicine Bar. It quickly became a haven for fans of leftfield, soulful music.
Now based at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath and Moseley’s Bull’s Head, Leftfoot continues to push underground soul music for the people of Birmingham and beyond.
They’ve been celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with a variety of events, and will be bringing 2010 to a close in style with three live shows: Metro Area, Bonobo and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Darshan Jesrani, one half of Metro Area, will be at the Bull’s Head tomorrow night, 3rd December, with the mix of electronic and live instrumentation that proved so influential on the sound of today’s house music.
Producer, DJ and musician Bonobo comes to Birmingham’s newest venue, the HMV Institute, on Sunday 12th December, delivering deep and complex basslines alongside an amazing live sound with full band. He’ll be supported by rising star and Freestyle regular Sam Redmore.
Leftfoot’s last gig of their anniversary year is the Motown superstars Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at the HMV Institute on Friday 17th December, whose songs, boasting a harder R&B sound than many of their contemporaries’, have become some of the best-known of the era; they’ll have us all ‘Dancing in the Street’, or at least, in the Institute.