Reuben Richards & The Jezebel Sextet Present:
The Music of Otis Redding
See Otis Redding's songs performed live on
stage as two of the UK's most exciting soul acts join
forces to make the world's funkiest Otis Redding show!
Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for
Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival, this show pairs award
winning soul singer Reuben Richards with Hammond and
horns from The Jezebel Sextet. The result is a truly
uplifting show steeped in 1960s soul that's guaranteed
to get you on the good foot.
You'll hear 20 Otis Redding classics including My Girl,
Mr Pitiful, Hard To Handle, Love Man, Try A Little Tenderness
and Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - all performed by
an incredible 8 piece band.
This show has built a fanatical following touring all
over the UK and Europe and regularly sells out top London
venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Dean Street,
and The Hideaway.
ABOUT REUBEN RICHARDS
London's original soul man Reuben Richards is an award
winning singer who's performed all over the world and
gained widespread recognition for his Otis Redding inspired
vocals. One of his early singles 'Hold On My Heart'
drew praise from former Atlantic Records boss Jerry
Wexler. Reuben subsequently performed with Stax/Otis
Redding's guitarist and songwriting partner Steve Cropper.
In 2016 Reuben released his debut album 'About Time'
which was BBC Radio 2 Album Of The Week alongside his
single 'ASAP' which was also BBC Radio 2's Record Of
The Week. Reuben went on to achieve his highest accolade
when he was awarded 'Best Soul Singer 2016' presented
by Jools Holland at the Boisdale in London.
"The influence of Ray Charles and Otis Redding
oozes from every note". - Uncut
"Richards has a crunchy, scrunchy sub-Otis bawl
that would have sounded dandy in front of the MGs".
- Independent on Sunday
"Reuben's voice runs from breaking & emotional
to Pickettesque power, and positively shines."
- Blues in Britain
ABOUT THE JEZEBEL SEXTET
With over 15 years experience on the live circuit, The
Jezebel Sextet has worked with singers such as Mudibu
(JP Bimeni and The Blackbelts), Sir Joe Quarterman (Free
Soul), Rev Chunky (The New Mastersounds), Liz Swain
(Heritage Orchestra), Paris Ruel, Sulene Fleming (Brand
New Heavies) and Randa Khamis (Freestyle Records). They've
played all over Europe and been featured on BBC 6 music
and LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records' Fresh
Out The Box compilation and released their debut album
Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie (Speedometer).
"The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic
horn section"- Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul
"Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places"
- Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music
"Truly magical, gave me goosebumps."- Jan
Cottington, Chapel Arts, Bath
"Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out
of sheer love" - Rev Chunky