Push / Band on a mission. New LP. (Another Captain info)

Band On A Mission by Pushfunk

push formed in late 1987 and pioneered the London "Rare Groove" Scene along with bands such as The Brand New Heavies, The Young Disciples and Soul II Soul.

push released their first track "Traffic" on " Acid Jazz and other illicit Grooves" (1988 Polydor) this track won high critical acclaim and from this record the ACID JAZZ movement emerged.

push toured Japan in 1989 for Gilles Peterson under the Acid Jazz banner, and with legendary London and UK shows gained a live reputation second to none.
The Rhythm section of Crispin Taylor, Ernie Mckone and Mark Vandergucht were recruited by Galliano in 1990 and proceeded to tour the world selling in excess of 800,000 albums for the band.

Meanwhile the push Sax player Jacko Peake worked with Paul Weller on his Solo projects and the Trumpeter Damon Brown became an internationally respected Jazz Musician.

push continue with to perform in the UK and Europe cementing their reputation as awesome purveyors of hard grooving Funk.

In 2004 push released their second Album 'People'

push are currently one of the most in demand rhythm sections in the UK.
With keyboard player (the mighty Mick Talbot ) they are Candi Statons european touring band.
They have backed Marlena Shaw for the last 7 years on her visits. Other artists include Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Kim Weston, and N'Dambi.

Musicians Who have Worked with push :

Paul Weller (Guitar) (honest) Great help in early days with Studios, etc and has also employed most of Band
Mick Talbot (Keys) The Mighty Mr Mick Played on some recordings adding inimitable Style

The Web Site

Produced and Written by Paul Weller.

1 comment:

Cpt.Stax said...

looking for the weller connection? here's a track :) http://www.mixcloud.com/Cpt_Stax/the-captain-stax-show-jun2011/

and here's an even stronger connection :)