London Astrobeat Orchestra perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie – live! Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack-on-point, earth-shatteringly tight, live band.
Selling out their first 4 debut shows at The Jazz Café, London, the band were affectionately nicknamed the “African Talking Heads”. They are comprised of some of the best West African session musicians alive on this planet today; legendary bandleader and bassist Edd Bateman hosting rhythmic influences from Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Cameroon and Congo and featuring Lingala singer and soukous aristocrat ‘King Fire’, blues rock and astropheric soundscaping guitarist and vocalist Julian Burdock, Guinean Master Griot kora player Mosi Conde and Senegalese rhythm machine Badou N’diaye.
When you consider the afrobeat vibes that run through all the best Talking Heads albums, it’s both appropriate and correct that this collective of musicians from West Africa, Europe and beyond should offer this completely unique, razor sharp, liquid funk and jaw-droppingly tight take on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s timeless compositions.
“This is The Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense delivered live and with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy that will totally, utterly and completely blow your wig off!” – World Headquarters