“Glad to have been on your funk fuelled 45 you guys groove hard!”
— Fred Wesley The JB’s
September 2021 marked the release of ‘I’M A GOOD WOMAN”, the vibrant new single from the fine purveyors of energetic soul and funk music. The Soul Immigrants, featuring special guest vocalist Ria Currie (Speedometer, Snowboy, Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band ) providing a hefty slice of lively retro psyche, soul gospel blessedness. The single also includes guests from the UK funk & soul scene such as Mark Ashfield (The Get Up) on Hammond organ, Ian Bailey (The Boom Yeh) on saxes and Dave Boraston (Stone Foundation) on trumpet.The track received heavy airplay in 12 different countries too.
This was the sole cover version (originally recorded by Barbara Lynn) on the new album 'Back From The Brink' which was released mid Nov 2019 on an exclusive limited-edition Vinyl only release and an Album Launch at Pizza Express Holborn 30th Nov with special guests Trojan Records luminary,Freddie Notes & ace guitarist Ciyo Brown was a sell out.
The band are one of London's longest running funk outfits, originally formed by Emrys Baird & Nitin Sawhney. The group were signed previously to P-VineRecords, Japan. Their last vinyl single 'Yard Of Hard'x (featuring The JB's trombonist, Fred Wesley) was championed by Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 and Robert Elms BBC Radio London, Mike Chadwick Jazz FM, Solar Radio & Delite Radio.
Hailing from South London, The Soul Immigrants have been quietly turning out vinyl 45’s for their own label Dry Rooti Records. Their new exclusive Vinyl only release on Laterilize Records, will feature special guests such as Jamaican artist, Freddie Notes who with his band The Rudies, recorded the global smash hit “Montego Bay” on Trojan records.
Live you can expect some exciting funk filled, sassy grooves, heaps of audience participation and phenomenal soloing!The trio team up with former member and special guest on alto sax, Entropi's,cutting edge bandleader,Dee Byrne.If you like your horn horny,your bass like Bootsy and your guitar groovy, their shows should be just the ticket for you.
This band Is fierce! *Carleen Anderson*
The soul Immigrants are true soul brothers! *Charles Bradley*
It's good to see Sunk Without The Funk from The Soul Immigrants finally committed to vinyl. This will have longevity In many DJs record boxes *Snowboy*
You're in my Top Ten best singles for November! *DJ Dom Servini Wah Wah
There's a funk riot going on in South London leading the revolt are the Soul Immigrants and this band's realistic sounding Deep Funk must be shared! DJ Prestige
A keyboard lovers paradise( and some great drumming featured as well) this reminds me of some Lonnie Smith at Club Mozambique fast and furious and on the brink of being out of control! An unabashed horniness seems to resound round these guys! Fleamarketfunk.com DJ Prestige
SOME PRES REVIEWS OF THE ALBUM :
*A potent gumbo stew of funk,soul and jazz with distinctive british swagger* Jazzworld.com
*Skilful musicianship and penchant for a catchy,funky melody redolent of Al Jarreau with flashy guitar work and the rawest of alto sax.the soul house.net
*Simply top-notch. Rich, soulful vocals and some fierce primal grooves give these guy the edge. I was spellbound by their performance...*- Blues & Soul Magazine.
*The Soul Immigrants know and respect soul’s wonderful heritage*