4.4.05

The LINK QUARTET @ The TROUBADOUR Club - London - England

Right On! in collaboration with Record Kicks presents:
Saturday 9th April 2005 from 8.00pm / 12.30am
The Link Quartet "live" @ The Troubadour Club -
London
"Italian Playboys" album launch party feat. Dean Rudland (AJR/BGP) Dj set.

THE LINK QUARTET – Italy’s funkiest Hammond combo – will be playing live at the legendary Troubadour Club in London on 9th April 2005 to launch their third album – "Italian Playboys" (Record Kicks / Hammondbeat). The Link Quartet play an irresistibly funky brand of 60s-influenced soul-jazz with a contemporary edge and are at the very forefront of the Acid Jazz and new funk scenes – ranking alongside British acts like The James Taylor Quartet and The New Master Sounds and US acts such as The Sugarman 3 and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Although they have two very successful US tours under their belt, this is The Link Quartet’s first ever UK gig. The band already have a cult underground following in this country and have featured on Mark Radcliffe’s and Craig Charles’ shows on BBC Radio. With this latest release gaining universal critical acclaim, the band look like they are on the edge of something big.

As one of London’s coolest live music venues, The Troubadour club is the perfect venue for the band’s UK debut. The club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004 and has hosted gigs over the years by stars including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. In October 2004 Right On! hosted a sell-out gig at the club featuring San Francisco’s Hammond outfit The Nick Rossi Set. Supporting The Link Quartet at The Troubadour will be Right On! resident DJ Jean-Paul Séculaire and very special guest DJ Dean Rudland spinning the finest in dancefloor jazz, funk, soul, rhythm & blues and Afro-Latin sounds on original vinyl. Dean Rudland is an internationally renowned DJ, ex-Acid Jazz label boss, compiler of countless compilation CDs, including the successful Blue Break Beats Series on Blue Note, and currently works at Ace Records where he manages the revered BGP subsidiary label.

Right On! in collaboration with Record Kicks presents:
The Link Quartet "live" @ The Troubadour Club, 263-7 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JASaturday 9th April 2005. 8pm – 12.30am
Tickets available in advance at £15 (plus £1 p+p per order) from
paul@right-on.org.

Press contact: Jean-Paul Séculaire @ Right On! promotionsTel: 07952 862 153. Email:
paul@right-on.org

www.right-on.org
www.linkquartet.com
www.recordkicks.com
www.troubadour.co.uk

"Italian Playboys" is available to buy online at
www.tunes.co.uk