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APPEARING ON Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Funkdub presents Out From Animals [+]


Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Local electronica monaliths Out From Animals will be here to show you what Nu-rave is all about and also what impressed the judges on T4’s Mobile Act Unsigned show earlier this year. Backed up by Funkdubs Djs mixing Funk, Dub, Soul, Hip-Hop & Rock n Roll it promises to be quite the experience.


APPEARING ON Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Funkdub Live Presents… Jon Kennedy & Full Live Band [+]


8pm – 2am


Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter
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APPEARING ON Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Funkdub’s 4th Birthday with YES KING! [+]


Fourth birthday celebrations secure special guests for Chester’s premier promoters

Yes King, the acclaimed hip hop, dancehall and ska outfit have been revealed as the special guests to headline at Funkdub’s fourth birthday event at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Saturday, 8th November.

Funkdub have been showcasing eclectic DJ nights and some of the UK’s most respected artists throughout the last four years.

The birthday event promises to outshine the legendary Telford’s Warehouse performances from Pama International, Max Sedgely & The Shoots, Little Barrie and Keb Darge.

Yes King is the latest offering from Mark Rae, one half of the celebrated Rae & Christian, architect of the sadly now defunct Grand Central Records, and owner of Manchester’s famous Fat City record shop.

The live show, just returning from tours of the US, Australia and New Zealand, includes UK hip-hop icon Mystro, Yes King co-creator Rhys Adams and an outstanding brass section.

Funkdub founder Sam Hutchinson is thrilled to have secured a band of Yes King’s calibre in Chester: “Running Funkdub over the last four years has been a brilliant journey. Between Funkdub and its various spin-off nights, we’ve had over 65 DJ outings, playing some of the finest and rarest funk, dub, electro, hip-hop, soul and rock & roll in venues such as Alexander’s, City Bar, The Student Unions, The Frog and Nightingale, Off The Wall and of course our spiritual home Telford’s Warehouse.

Sitting in the shadows of bigger cities like Liverpool and Manchester, Chester has always been a difficult city to pull bands to, but bringing the likes of Pama Intl., Little Barrie, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Keb Darge and Out From Animals to our stage, I have proven it can be done. The icing on the cake is the fabulous Yes King for the fourth birthday… make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment!”

The band will be supported by Funkdub DJs 3DJ and G-Kush’s unparalleled mix of eclectic vinyl before and after the main event.

Funkdub Live Presents Yes King will be on Saturday, 8th November at Telford’s Warehouse.

Free Entry Before 10pm, £4thereafter.

If you are a facebooker – you can RSVP here

APPEARING ON Thursday, January 15th, 2009

.org presents The Orb DJ set [+]

Tickets £10


The new year brings a new bi monthly night with one singular aim… To showcase quality acts that have never played Chester before.
First up, We’re proud to announce that Dr Alex Paterson, Founding member or The Orb will be joining us to kick off proceedings.

Local boys DJ Deviant, Easy & Funkdub’s 3DJ will be on hand to get things moving as well as a host of visual treats supplied by the one & only Richard Starbuck.

Tickets selling fast

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Funkdub Live Presents… Greg Wilson [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Not many people can claim to have been on the cutting edge of the genesis UK dance music. Fewer still were part of the migration of box-fresh New York hip hop to these shores in the early eighties. And only one can profess to being the first man to mix live on British TV.

That man is Greg Wilson. Without his influence on the UK electro-funk scene, what are now regarded as the staple dance music components: drum machines, synthesisers, samples and so forth, may never have been so successful. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Funkdub Presents… JIMMY SCREECH [+]

Jimmy Screech @ Funkdub

with resident 3DJ and Gentleman Kush

Saturday 25 July 2009They say it’s not what you know. They say it’s who you know. Is that why everyone is suddenly talking about Jimmy Screech? Championing him as the new face of British music? Has he just been dealt a lucky hand with those he rubs shoulders with?  Or is there more to it than that? Much more to it?

Sure, it’s never going to hurt getting signed to the mighty Roots Manuva‘s Banana Klan label and mentored by the daddy of UK hip-hop himself. It’s a pretty big advantage when you get invited on the famous Manuva Awfully Deep and Slime and Reason tours.  It’s pretty advantageous to your career when hip-hop legends Ghostface Killer, Dilated Peoples and Ugly Duckling book you for their tours, for that matter.  And it’s pretty sweet releasing tracks with the likes of dancehall heavyweights Ricky Ranking and Tippa Irie, not to mention überproducers The Nextmen and reggae super-group Pama International.

But who you know is only going to get you so far. You’ve got to ask yourself why these guys are so keen to work with this startlingly talented young man from East London. Perhaps it’s his effortlessly fresh combination of modern UK hip-hop and sweet reggae. Or his smart lyrics, magnetic charisma and expert delivery. Maybe they recognized from his early underground days with Ray Keith and Genuwine that Jimmy Screech had ‘breakthrough artist’ written all over him.

Whatever it is about Jimmy Screech that got the industry so excited has now reached full fruition. A new album, The Remedy, is penciled in for a Summer 2009 release, and is being accompanied by a run of relentless live shows.

On Saturday July 25th, prepare yourself for an unmissable Jimmy Screech performance at Telfords Warehouse in Chester.  The matchless promoters at Funkdub, Chester’s biggest and most eclectic music night, have secured Jimmy and the sound he describes as “a dub, hip-hop and reggae melting pot”.  Perfect summer vibes from a superstar in the making, along with the usual vinyl virtuosity from the Funkdub boys themselves mean that you’d better get down early to enjoy the show in all its glory.

APPEARING ON Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Funkdub Live Presents… CHINA SHOP BULL [+]

“Funkdub is for people who love: Funk, Dub, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock n Roll & beyond and are tired of the bland retreads of mainstream bullshit!”

Funkdub holds a monthly/regular residency on Saturday nights at Telford’s Warehouse…

Started in October 04 by frustrated waxologists 3DJ & Gentleman Kush, over the 3 years we have brought little old Chester the likes of: Jimmy Screech (Banana Clan), Greg Wilson (Electo Funk Roots), Yes King (ARP), Max Sedgley & The Shoots (Sunday Best), Little Barrie (Genuine/PIAS), Keb Darge (KayDee Records), Pama International (Trojan Records), Stoned Soul Picnic (Hammond Beat), Diesler (Tru Thoughts), The Stopouts, Stet & Robochop / Deviant (Planet Of The Breaks), Phat Phil Cooper, Phil Charnock & Ste Hodge (Sick Trumpet), Alex Sweeney (Bongovision)…


APPEARING ON Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Funkdub 5th Birthday Party with Kava Kava [+]

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Funkdub Live Presents… Smerins Anti-Social Club [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Bristol Funk-ska-dub band

Renowned for their high-energy live performances at countless venues and festivals all over the UK, Smerins Anti-Social Club provide an intoxicating musical brew which combines a hefty dose of punk-funk, dub and groove-based wig outs, a keen ear for the absurd and a huge brass section.

Having formed in Southampton in 2001, the band are now based in Bristol.

“If you don’t dance to Smerins, check your pulse. This 9-piece torrent of brass, beats and gut-rumbling bass sweeps anything with a soul up in its groove, mashing dub, ska, swing and funk into a huge, primal hoot of sound so enjoyable, there must be laws against it.”



APPEARING ON Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Funkdub Presents – THE DUB PISTOLS [+]

Thursday 5th August

£8 Advance Tickets,

£10 Door (subject to availability)

Dub Pistols are a London based dub music and big beat band, founded by ex-club promoter, Barry Ashworth, in 1996. The other members of the band were record producer and bassist Jason O’Bryan, Brooklyn producer and lyricist, T. K. Lawrence on vocals, Jap Slut guitarist John King, and turntablist Steve Hunt. Guest songwriters and vocalists include Blade, James Dewes Sheffield (JMS), Rodney King and Terry Hall. In 2008 Dan Bowskill joined the band.
The band debuted in late 1996 with the singles “There’s Gonna Be a Riot” and “Best Got Better”. By the time of their 1998 debut album Point Blank, big beat appeared to have run its course, however Dub Pistols remained an infectious live draw, startling audiences in the United Kingdom and around the world. The group’s second album, Six Million Ways to Live, appeared in 2001 and was followed a year later by the mix album Y4K: Next Level Breaks. Read more… »

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Funkdub’s Sixth Birthday Affair with ‘The Gentleman’s Dub Club’ [+]

Admission £4

Funkdub has gone from strength to strength over the years attracting such luminaries as Keb Darge, The Dub Pistols, Little Barrie, Greg Wilson, Pama Intl., Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Yes King and Jimmy Screech to name but a few. Celebrating the sixth birthday in style, Funkdub residents’ 3DJ and G-Kush will be tearing it up with very special live guests The Gentleman’s Dub Club. Oh yeah.


Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early
2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst
onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country
with their super high energy show. Combining tight grooves and a
heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club bring the party to crowds of
all ages hungry for a dance floor workout, with their gigs often ending in
a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and
mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life
stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience.

The GDC have supported such acts as Roots Manuva, The Streets, The
Wailers, Finlay Quaye, Natty, The Bays, Beardyman, Zion Train and
Foreign Beggars Live Band. They have appeared at Glastonbury , Camp
Bestival Latitude Festival, Outlook Festival (Croatia) and Secret Garden
Party, and have played at some of the most prestigious venues in the
country, including Koko, The Coronet, The Jazz Café, Rock City
Nottingham and Carling Academy Oxford.

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APPEARING ON Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Dizraeli & The Small Gods @ FUNKDUB [+]

£4 Entry

Dizraeli and the Small Gods are combining the virtuoso musicianship of old folk music with the improvised wildness of hiphop. They raised smiles, knees and eyebrows from London’s Cargo to this year’s Larmer Tree and Bestival. Join the movement! www.dizraeli.com

BBC Poetry Slam winner Dizraeli on the mic, World Female Champion Bellatrix on the beatbox and a supernaturally talented 7-piece band making hiphop and folk shanties collide in ways you wouldn’t think possible.

“Brilliant” – Rob Da Bank.

“the birth of a new style and type of music so fresh, it nearly defies definition”

APPEARING ON Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Baked A-La-Ska @ Funkdub [+]

Saturday 23rd July £4.00 Entry

Bonkers ska troupe, Baked A La Ska, are coming to rip up the stage at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 23rd July with their heavy, heavy Manchester Ska sound. An 11 piece band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard, Mr John Ellis.

The 11-piece ska band specialise in taking legendary songs from all genres and mutating them to form infectious reggae stompers with their own unmistakable twist. Nothing is safe from the ska treatment: Beastie Boys, Frank Sinatra, Gary Numan and Jean-Michel Jarre have all had a thorough going over from the ska boys and you’ve never heard anything like it.

Classic ska toasting, a water-tight rhythm section, punchy horns and blissful harmonica: this is reggae-ska music out of the top drawer, whether they’re pumping out their uplifting original songs or infectious covers.

A true one of a kind, a Baked A La Ska gig is like nothing you’ve seen or heard before; their irie version of Survivor’s classic Eye Of The Tiger is surely worth a trip down to Telfords alone.

Baked A La Ska will feature support from the Funkdub DJs, now in their seventh year of mesmerising DJ sets together. Get down early: Funkdub founders 3DJ and Gentleman Kush will be spinning choice cuts from 8pm and again after the band until 2am.


APPEARING ON Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Funkdub 7th Birthday – Yes Sir Boss AND More Like Trees [+]

Yes Sir Boss and More Like Trees

Yes Sir Boss & More Like Trees

Facebook RSVP – click here




Chester’s premier live music promoters, Funkdub has assembled TWO critically acclaimed young bands, Yes Sir Boss and More Like Trees to celebrate its landmark SEVENTH birthday party at Telford’s Warehouse on Saturday, 26th November.

Bristol-based headliners, Yes Sir Boss, have recently been signed to Joss Stone’s new label, and will release their debut album, Desperation State in early 2012.

Their truly original reggae sound is created from a multitude of worldly musical and cultural influences. A heavy blend of horn led hooks, offbeat rhythms and epic riffs provide the perfect backing for the seductively expressive and husky vocals of front man Matt Sellors.

Yes Sir Boss have completed a summer of touring, appearing at Glastonbury, Bestival, and Green Man with the legendary Chai Wallahs crew. With a live radio session recorded at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios set already under their belt, get down to see Yes Sir Boss before they hit the mainstream.

Joining them for the anniversary event will be More Like Trees, the ridiculously talented band formed from the ashes of Chester favourites Fran & Josh.

Headed up by Josh Whitehouse, the band makes sounds, beats and rhythms that simply shouldn’t be possible with just a guitar, double bass and percussion. Their truly unique sound comprises drum and bass, flamenco, hip-hop and gypsy flavours.

In recent years, the Funkdub brand has brought Chester some of its most memorable music events ever. Barnstorming appearances from The Dub Pistols, Gentleman’ Dub Club, Greg Wilson, Pama International, Max Sedgely & The Shoots, Yes King, Little Barrie and Keb Darge have become legend, and this seventh birthday celebration promises to eclipse even them.

Both acts will be supported by resident Funkdub DJs, 3DJ and G-Kush, smashing up the decks with their captivating vinyl mastery.

Funkdub Live Presents Yes Sir Boss and More Like Trees will be on Saturday, 26th November at Telford’s Warehouse. Tickets are priced at just £4 on the door / FREE before 9pm.


APPEARING ON Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Funkdub presents… Hackney Colliery Band (LIVE) [+]

In the latest chapter of its mission to bring the freshest and finest music to Chester, Funkdub has secured the mighty Hackney Colliery Band to perform their barnstorming live show at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 19th May.

Now into its eighth year, the Funkdub music revolution has changed the musical landscape of Chester, introducing critically acclaimed acts, such as Dub Pistols, Pama International and Gentleman’s Dub Club to legions of music lovers.

Funkdub’s latest hand-picked act is the Hackney Colliery Band, part of the incredible reinvention of the brass band for the 21st Century.

The East London collective’s funked-up covers of artists including Kings of Leon, Prodigy, Alicia Keys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, alongside their own original music, have seen them sell out headline shows at the Jazz Café, Scala and Hootenanny, supporting US brass megastars the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Their celebrated version of the Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre classic “No Diggity”, along with other singles from the Hackney Colliery Band’s eponymous debut album, sold out their vinyl run, and have been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and BBC 6 Music.

Expect an eclectic and brassy blend of funk, hip-hop, ska, contemporary jazz, New Orleans marching bands, Balkan beats, contemporary hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, Latin brass, African polyrhythms and high-octane rock.

Funkdub’s original DJ partnership, 3DJ and G-Kush, will play their trademark diverse and heavy sets before and after the band, fresh from spinning at London’s 2012 International Ska Festival.

Funkdub Live Presents…
Hackney Colliery Band will be on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at Telfords Warehouse, Chester. Tickets are free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.


Check out the Facebook invite page for free downloads!

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

APPEARING ON Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Funkdub Live Presents… Buster Shuffle [+]

Saturday 25th August

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Formed in London by Jet Baker as a way of keeping warm and entertaining people in return for beer, BUSTER SHUFFLE (i.e. Baker, Danny Piper, Tezza Mascali and Tim “Popeye Doyle” Connell) played the pubs and clubs across the capital until they were spotted by various industry heads eager to sign them. Deciding to go it on their own, the boys teamed up with Art Brut’s Ian Catskilkin to produce their debut album “Our Night Out”. The album garnered rave reviews, including 4 out of 5 stars from UNCUT and the accolade “one to watch”. The Daily Mirror praised the album’s “imaginative arrangements, sharp tunes and harmonies” and The Sun gave its categorical endorsement –“Take my word for it, they’re rockin’. A young Madness” – after catching the band play live. And so the boys graduated from those dingy East End boozers of their beloved London Town and – joined by James Stickley in place of Danny Piper – went on the road around the UK with The Holloways, supported the Wombats, the White Lies, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, as well as Chas ‘n’ Dave among others.

Well, word of mouth is a powerful thing, especially in today’s world of contrived, commodified, throw-away music. And so it was that BUSTER SHUFFLE’S charming videos (“Me, Myself & I”, “10 Pianos” and “Our Night Out”) attracted the attention of a discerning, overseas audience with an eye for something original, genuine and exciting amongst the wall-to-wall blandness. The word had definitely got out. With great excitement, the four-piece embarked upon their first few trips to Germany and Holland to find that the intimate atmosphere of a London pub gig works just as well in the context of a large festival crowd. Not to mention the beer! In the immediate wake of this early success, the lads signed to the German label People Like You/EMI and in the Autumn of 2010, promptly embarked upon an epic tour opening for Germany’s mega-punkska rockers, BROILERS, immediately followed by an intrepid trek across snowbound Europe and the UK with Toronto’s finest, THE CREEPSHOW (wittily documented in the live video: Buster Shuffle – Germany Tours with Broilers and The Creepshow). The band also found time that Winter to get behind the “Save the 100 Club” campaign along with many other luminaries from the music world, such as Mick Jagger, Ray Davies and Frank Black, releasing a viral and performing a one-off, sold-out show at the iconic venue in London’s Oxford Street. Following the remastered re-release of the original “Our Night Out” on People Like You in Spring 2011, BUSTER SHUFFLE returned to Europe to tour with Art Brut, open for The Wombats and play a host of club and festival dates in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland that summer.

Since then, the band has been busy in the studio recording material for their new album “Do Nothing”, released June 4th (featuring collaborations with Mickey Gallagher from The Blockheads/The Clash, Roddy Radiation from The Specials, Ian Catskilkin from Art Brut and Wag from The Infidels). Boldly departing on occasion from their fabled piano-bashing, cockney ska roots, Baker’s new batch of quirky, darkly entertaining, yet quintessentially English songs about love, life, divorce and squeaky toys, retains BUSTER SHUFFLE’s characteristic authenticity, verve and charm.

Last summer Jet, Terry, James and Tim were reinforced by Pete Oag on Hammond/vocals, Carrie Griffiths and Debz Bridgeman on backing vocals. Following highly successful shows at London’s O2 Indigo over Christmas 2011 with Chas and Dave, the new line-up headed for Germany and the Czech Republic in January/February 2012 to play a number of sold-out shows. It seems as though the word had been spreading. Apart from amazing shows at Punk&Disorderly in Berlin in April, The London International Ska Festival in early May, a tour of Germany and Austria, the band opened for the Dropkick Murphys on the Italian leg of their European tour and also shared the headline slot with Lee Scratch Perry & The Carolingians at the fantastic THIS IS SKA! festival in Germany. With numerous festival shows and club dates across Europe and the UK still to come and “Do Nothing” currently riding high in the Ska bestseller charts in Germany, this summer promises to be BUSTER SHUFFLE’s best ever.

Keep spreading the word!

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Funkdub presents The Skints [+]

Free Entry Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

Music promoter and DJ collective Funkdub is marking eight years of bringing live events to the North West by securing The Skints to headline its eighth birthday spectacular at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday 24th November.

The Skints have had one hell of a year. And the ride’s about to get wilder.

The East London reggae/punk/ska/dub outfit are well used to playing huge gigs. They have hundreds of performances under their belts, both as headliners and supporting the likes Bedouin Soundclash, Gym Class Heroes, The Slackers and Gogol Bordello.

Likewise, they are no strangers to national airplay. Right from their inception in 2007, Radio One DJs like Colin Murray were championing their natty dancehall sound and providing The Skints with major exposure.

And adulation from thousands of fans on the festival scene is nothing new either. The Skints have smashed the stage at every festival that you could care to mention, and continue to lead the way in the UK’s ska revival.

But the last extraordinary twelve months has seen euphoric highs and shattering lows in the lives of The Skints. All of which makes them stronger, hungrier and champing at the bit to unleash their incredible live show for the Funkdub Live eighth birthday event.

December 2011 saw The Skints’ renowned cover of Katy B’s On A Mission. Already a club banger that has been credited with dragging dubstep into the mainstream, The Skints rearranged the song into a captivating slice of dub reggae. The intimate video garnered 10,000 views in its first day, and it’s currently nudging a quarter of a million.  It has also won the vocal backing of Katy B herself, alongside the heavyweight dubstep producers of the original track, Skream and Benga.

Off the back of that success, The Skints released the acclaimed single Ratatat, again getting major radio airplay and backing from the likes of Radio One’s Huw Stephens. Impressive download figures meant that was only kept of the iTunes reggae singles top spot from an old dead Rasta called Bob.

It was only a matter of time before the media came knocking, and Marcia and Josh were invited in to talk to Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music. Later in the year, the ardent fans of the BBC Radio One Punk Show were treated to an interview with Marcia.

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Funkdub Presents… CODA (Live) [+]

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CODA (LIVE) headlining Funkdub.
FREE before 9pm / £5 after (£4 NUS) on Saturday, 18th May.

“”CODA are a bass-heavy five-piece live electronic, high-impact, dubstep experience”

Chester is bracing for the incredible sound of CODA, a high-impact five-piece live dubstep band from London who will be bringing their intense live show to Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 18th May 2013

Masterminded by the ever-popular Funkdub Live promotions juggernaut, the event will be the latest in a long line of acclaimed live music experiences that has been bringing urban music connoisseurs flocking to Chester’s real music scene.

Dominating the groove-oriented sector of the dubstep genre, CODA fuse live instrumentation with electronic effects to deliver a masterclass in bass-heavy production and performance.

Sharing stages and sound systems with some of dubstep and dub’s heavy hitters, including Caspa, Nicky Blackmarket, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone and Mungo’s Hi Fi, CODA’s dynamic live show has become legendary in the bass music scene.

Following their smash headline performances at Chai Wallahs in 2011 to 2000+ crowds, CODA released their debut EP, The Breach, followed by the Guerrilla Tactics EP in 2012. Free downloads of both EP’s, along with a host of releases and remixes are available.

In recent years, the Funkdub brand has brought Chester some of its most memorable music events ever. Barnstorming appearances from The Dub Pistols, Greg Wilson, Pama International, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Little Barrie and Keb Darge have become legend, and their continuing journey into the realms of live dubstep is not to be missed.

CODA’s set will be supported by resident Funkdub DJs, 3DJ and G-Kush, smashing up the decks with their captivating vinyl mastery.

Funkdub Live Presents Coda will be on Saturday, 18th May at Telford’s Warehouse. Tickets are priced at just £5 on the door after 9pm (FREE before / £4 NUS) or are available via See Tickets.



APPEARING ON Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Funkdub presents… DUB MAFIA [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter


Dub Mafia 1

They’ve been making waves in the UK and the rest of Europe since they got together at the end of 2009. Now Bristol based band Dub Mafia have carved a substantial fan base in India, as reiterated at a recently concluded music festival supporting Julian Marley in Goa.

The five-piece band who blend drum & bass, dub, dubstep, bashment, breakbeat and world music into their own unique sound – with a strict policy of no backing tracks – have received rave reviews wherever they play from sweaty clubs to packed festivals.

Fronted by singer Eva Lazarus, the band have won over hundreds of thousands of fans over the last three years. They have toured tirelessly through Finland, Denmark, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, France, Romania, Italy and just recently India.

Videos for four of their most popular tracks: Breakneck, Danger, Dub Specialist and Under the Radar, have racked up well over 1,000,000 views on Youtube.

Breakneck was also selected by Annie Nightingale and played on her Radio I show in October 2012. Both this and Danger are available as free downloads from their website, stay in touch via: www.dub-mafia.com

The band are currently in the progress of completing their debut album to be released later this year.

APPEARING ON Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Funkdub 9th Birthday with special live guests… BISON [+]

Saturday October 26th –

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter



All hail the mighty Bison, stampeding to Telfords

Get ready for Bison, the incredible hoof-stomping party beast set to rock Telfords Warehouse in Chester to its very foundations on Saturday, 26th October.

Hand-picked to celebrate the 9th birthday of one of the North-West’s most respected music nights, Funkdub, Bison represent the pinnacle of the live events that Chester has enjoyed for nearly a decade.

Nothing can prepare you for the ska-fuelled mayhem that is Bison’s live show. Infectious to its very core, the Sheffield band has been captivating audiences since 2004 with a blend of musical styles that encompasses reggae, hip-hop, funk, folk and blues.

Bison’s festival appearances have become the stuff of legend. A gang of orange-jumpsuited party animals, notorious on the festival scene for stealing the show due to their incredible energy, humour and performances, this show is absolutely not to be missed.

Funkdub continues to select the most cutting-edge live bands to showcase for Telford’s knowledgeable and appreciative audience.

After organising some of the most incredible and memorable live shows in recent years, including those from Coda, The Dub Pistols, Greg Wilson, Pama International, Max Sedgely & The Shoots, Little Barrie and Keb Darge, Funkdub’s ninth birthday spectacular promises to be another legendary night in the area’s history.

Bison will be supported by resident Funkdub DJs, 3DJ and G-Kush, backing up the main event with their infamous vinyl mastery.



APPEARING ON Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Funkdub presents… LAZY HABITS + support [+]


More Details > Here
Facebook > RSVP

Free Before 8pm, £4 Thereafter

advancetickets available from seetickets.com


Influenced by New Orleans Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop, Lazy Habits blast their sound into the 21st Century with hard hitting beats and slick lyrics about modern British culture and urban life. The band describes their sound as: “Beats, Rhymes and Brass of the highest calibre.”

With the hype of upcoming sophomore album The Atrocity Exhibitionfully lighting the way, brass infused hip-hop trailblazers Lazy Habits are set to ignite the UK music scene once again with 12 new dates announced for April and May 2015.

Funkdub bring Lazy Habits to Telford’s on May 2nd where the Kicking the Clouds tour will be the first live opportunity to hear the seven-piece’s explosive new material, which has been garnering celebrity and industry support in the lead up to its anticipated release later this year.

First single ‘The Breach’ is set be unveiled on 20 February with an epic video featuring two huge actors in the making – Joshua Whitehouse from the recent UK hit Northern Soul and Taron Egerton, who stars in critically acclaimed Kingsman – Secret Service alongside A-List stars Colin Firth and Michael Caine, and who recently dubbed Lazy Habits his favourite act of the moment.

Filled with aggressively pounding beats and brass’(Altsounds) alongside slick lyrics about modern British life, Lazy Habits master infectious hooks and clever arrangements, making their stage show the benchmark others aim for and are one of the tightest and most powerful live performances in the UK. They haven’t just racked up a cult following at home though, with the band returning fresh from a string of sold out dates in Asia, where they arefamed for collaborating with Asian superstar rapper Dwagie’s alongside US rap heavyweight DJ Premier.

With everything going their way, these new shows will be anything but lazy for the Habits as they put on a colossal live experience, one that stays with you long after you’ve left the venue.

*Entry is free before 8pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 8pm should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Funkdub Live Presents – Lazy Habits [+]

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter


With the hype of upcoming sophomore album The Atrocity Exhibition fully lighting the way, brass  infused hip-hop trailblazers Lazy Habits are set to ignite the UK music scene once again!

The evolution of their sound has resulted in a wider, more cinematic feel, using more strings than their debut and featuring some of the best up and coming talent in the UK including Dizraeli and The Hackney Colliery Band. “A more intense sound and visual marks the return of Lazy Habits.”The Unheard Nerd.

The first single The Breach features Taron Egerton (Kingsman – Secret Service) in the official video, and has now racked up well over 130K Views on Youtube, as well as gaining airplay on BBC 6 MusicBBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio amongst others and now also synced with 2016 cinema  release ‘Allycats’.  The band has also agreed sync rights for The Breach to feature in an upcoming Cinema release.

Filled with ‘aggressively pounding beats and brass’ (Altsounds) alongside slick lyrics about modern British life, Lazy Habits master infectious hooks and clever arrangements, making their stage show the benchmark others aim for and are one of the tightest and most powerful live performances in the UK. They haven’t just racked up a cult following at home though, with the band returning fresh from a string of sold out dates in Asia 2015, where they are famed for collaborating with Asian superstar rapper Dwagie’s alongside US rap heavyweight DJ Premier.

APPEARING ON Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Smiley and the Underclass (a Funkdub event) [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.

Formed in 2014 in the melting pot of Ladbroke Grove, Smiley & The Underclass bring forth a rebellious call-to-arms with a power, honesty and conviction rarely seen in music in these times.

Infused with the bass-heavy vibrations of Dub music and the deadly concoction of lyrics and guitars reminiscent of The Clash and Bob Dylan, Smiley sings the revolution blues with a rhythm guaranteed to move ideas and dancehalls across the UK! The Underclass are Punky Reggae monsters , with catchy tunes and skanks sliced together with mind-altering garage guitars. Their urgency is real and carries a climate-conscious message powerful enough to awaken all punk rockers and roots rebels in this modern era.

The eponymous debut EP released last year captured the promise of what’s to come from Smiley & The Underclass. They just released their debut album, recorded with the legendary Nick Manasseh (featuring Jamaican musical hero Vin Gordon).

APPEARING ON Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Funkdub live presents… The Majestic [+]

Free before 9pm // £4 thereafter.

Free all night with a student card or Telford’s membership.

More info here / RSVP on Facebook here

London Reggae dons The Majestic are bringing their roots power to Chester with Funkdub and Doodleplanet at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday 4th of May 2019.

We’re back with a big one and can’t wait until the May bank holiday weekend for our 1st show in our 15th yearThe Majestic have a lineage dating back to the 1980s, when singer Faada Ras and bassist Tony Ali put together the original group, they enjoyed huge early success including supporting Aswad, Misty In Roots and The Mighty Diamonds and playing at the legendary Stonehenge festival in 1983. The band re-emerged in 2010 and have been producing new music and touring hard ever since. 2014 saw the release of the “Unequivocal Love” album and they are main stays on the festival and live circuits. We were lucky enough to catch them as part of an extraordinary line up at last years Positive Vibration festival in Liverpool and they have just been added to the 2019 bill at Boomtown Fair, probably the most exciting and forward thinking festival in the UK. The flame burns stronger than ever and The Majestic have a brand new single “Naw Tek Dem”, just released, and an album on the way. They’ll be bringing their trade mark magnificent stage craft and roots rock reggae to Chester. A rare treat is in store.

6 piece Roots Rock Reggae band haling from London, UK. 

In support will be the Funkdub residents celebrating 15 years of DJ sets and live shows in 2019. It’s great to be back at Telfords, following on from the fantastic show in 2018 from Smiley and The Underclass, and a real pleasure to have some more reggae on the stage that has hosted: Pama InternationalThe Skints and Gentleman’s Dub Club for us. We’ll be bringing a huge box of records following hot on the heels of our latest mixes and last years festival sets. As a special treat the excellent people at Doodleplanet will also be at the show doing live illustrations!