Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band bring their infectious blend of Funk, Jazz and Calypso Rock to The Clore Ballroom on the Southbank. Led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph, the band are currently touring their third album.
'Few lecturers at London University can be as rowdily funky as Anthony Joseph. Backed by squawking free-jazz and supercharged percussion, the Trinidadian poet and academic struts, bawls and howls his way through his latest works - part Voodoo priest, part prize-fighter. If his magic-realist rants are hard to follow, there's something of the modern urban Rimbaud in this album's visionary energy.' (Mark Hudson - The Telegraph)
'He comes across like a New Orleans preacher, loud, proud, rousing, over the sweat and the sin of the music. His delivery is somewhere between Martin Luther King Jnr and Jimi Hendrix, these incredibly vivid spiritual street stories that build and swell with the music.' (Bob Baker Fish)
'Joseph has been creating his mesmeric sounds that draw on Axis:bold as love-era Hendrix, Marley, Gary Byrd and Coltrane since 2007 and with each record released he's getting stronger, stranger, bolder.' (Mojo Magazine)