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Mardi Gras with ESC Grand Band, Funke & Stagger Lee (3am)

  • Cobalt Studios 10-16 Boyd Street, Ernest Cafe, Shieldfield Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom (map)
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A swinging, stomping, saucy Mardi Gras party with live acts and club DJ

ESC Grand Band
Funke & The Two Tone Baby
Stagger Lee
Dancers/Mardi Gras Vibes

The Electric Swing Circus, is a bold, brassy 6 piece band with an explosive repertoire of 20’s swing and banging electro beats. The ESC hotfoot their way through everything from rock to electronica, house, big beat and rock & roll. They are festival regulars for good reason and their dazzling show

“Their sound is huge; their energy is infectious and the show unique” -John Walsh –Shambala Director

“Sure-fire festival favourites” -Nick Hollywood (White Mink Black Cotton)

Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

From supporting Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize nominees The Comet is Coming to a 40-date festival tour in 2017, including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Hungary’s Sziget Festival, Funke has quickly becoming a must-see act on the festival and touring circuit. 2018 will see yet more shows from Funke and his long awaited third album (entitled ‘Denizen’) will make it another busy year.