Funkdub 4th Birthday with YES KING

1 Posted by - 8th November 2008 - Our Gigs & Posters, Past Guests

The brainchild of production duo Mark Rae and Rhys Adams Yes King fuse a melée of styles from HIP HOP, DANCEHALL, RAGGA and SKA into their own unique brand…

Mark Rae has long been a figurehead of the UK music scene following the success of his first production outfit Rae & Christian, the establishment of the former Grand Central Records and Manchester’s Fat City record shop. Rhys Adams remixed Mark Rae’s ‘Candystripe’ under the name of Frankie Valley subsequently lent his production and writing skills to Mark’s follow-up LP ‘Into The Depths’ and a natural collaborative partnership was cemented.

Rhys and Mark later joined forces while producing the album ‘Two Culture Clash’ for Wall of Sound in 2004 and the pair went to Jamaica to record in situ with local vocalists – the level of activity that followed resulted in a hard-drive full of half-finished rhythms which inspired them to create an album project.

Their live show is gaining them a well earned rep as well and includes a diverse selection of vocalists including Mystro, Lady Chann and Ayak amongst many others. Following successful shows across the UK and Europe and most recently tours of the US, Australia and New Zealand Yes King are back and hey, they’re playing your favourite night outside of Manchester!

Rhys Adams
3 Piece Brass Section
Lady Chann


PAST FUNKDUB GUESTS… (to name but a few!)

Max Sedgley & The Shoots (Sunday Best), Little Barrie (Genuine/PIAS), Keb Darge (KayDee Records), Pama International (Trojan Records), Stoned Soul Picnic (Hammond Beat), Diesler (Tru Thoughts), The Stopouts, New Town Kings, Dirty Revolution, Smoke Like A Fish, Out From Animals…


FREE before 10pm / £4 thereafter


Get yo’ asses out and down on the dancefloor to help us celebrate 65 outings in 4 years!!

ps. don’t forget to use the “Invite People To Come” option


Fourth birthday celebrations secure special
guests for Chester’s premier promoters

Yes King, the acclaimed hip hop, dancehall and ska outfit have been revealed as the special guests to headline at Funkdub’s fourth birthday event at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Saturday, 8th November.

Funkdub have been showcasing eclectic DJ nights and some of the UK’s most respected artists throughout the last four years.

The birthday event promises to outshine the legendary Telford’s Warehouse performances from Pama International, Max Sedgely & The Shoots, Little Barrie and Keb Darge.

Yes King is the latest offering from Mark Rae, one half of the celebrated Rae & Christian, architect of the sadly now defunct Grand Central Records, and owner of Manchester’s famous Fat City record shop.

The live show, just returning from tours of the US, Australia and New Zealand, includes UK hip-hop icon Mystro, Yes King co-creator Rhys Adams and an outstanding brass section.

Funkdub founder Sam Hutchinson is thrilled to have secured a band of Yes King’s calibre in Chester: “Running Funkdub over the last four years has been a brilliant journey. Between Funkdub and its various spin-off nights, we’ve had over 65 DJ outings, playing some of the finest and rarest funk, dub, electro, hip-hop, soul and rock & roll in venues such as Alexander’s, City Bar, The Student Unions, The Frog and Nightingale, Off The Wall and of course our spiritual home Telford’s Warehouse.

Sitting in the shadows of bigger cities like Liverpool and Manchester, Chester has always been a difficult city to pull bands to, but bringing the likes of Pama Intl., Little Barrie, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Keb Darge and Out From Animals to our stage, I have proven it can be done. The icing on the cake is the fabulous Yes King for the fourth birthday… make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment!”

The band will be supported by Funkdub DJs 3DJ and G-Kush’s unparalleled mix of eclectic vinyl before and after the main event.

Funkdub Live Presents Yes King will be on Saturday, 8th November at Telford’s Warehouse. Tickets are priced at just £4 on the door (FREE before 10pm).

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