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EK1
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ABOUT

6 man soul-funk band based in Thanet and Deal, Kent. EK1 are based in East Kent, but have performed around the UK and abroad from time to time.

The EK1 sound is very full, very professional - and very funky. The band plays a unique blend of classic soul and funk melodies with modern dance grooves to guarantee a good time for everybody on the dancefloor.

The band has played many public festival stages over the years, including slots on the same bill as Squeeze, Aswad and Boy George with audiences of up to 20,000 people. In 2007, EK1 performed at the Quex Festival on the same bill as Hullabaloo and Ben Mills.

EK1's thousands of live performances in many types of venue make the band a totally reliable first-choice booking for wedding receptions, private parties, public events and festivals, corporate and civic functions, bandstand shows and pub gigs.

Screen name:
reallybrown
Member since:
May 05 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
61 years

Influences

The best of soul-funk, including The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Tower Of Power, Go West, Womack and Womack, McFadden and Whitehead, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford, The Fatback Band, The Temptations, Maze, Rosie Gaines, Will Downing, Hamish Stewart.

Members Of Band

DENNY BARTER, Lead Vocals + Percussion.
DAN BUCKLEY, Guitar.
BRYAN ORWELL, Keyboards + Backing Vocals.
ANDY RACE, Drums.
DAVID SALTER, Bass + Backing Vocals.
PHIL SMITH, Sax + Backing Vocals.

MUSIC