The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts on the scene. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections around producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. These instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously tearing the roof off every venue they play!
Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, David Axelrod, Mumford & Sons) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, Beck, Mark Ronson, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Spector, Basement Jaxx, Spiritualized, 4hero, Atomic Bomb Band, Madness, Galactic and the James Taylor Quartet to name but a few. From their literal 'underground' beginnings down at the infamous Tatty Bogle Club, deep beneath the heart of London's Soho, the band built up a faithful following at their monthly 'Thursday Boogaloo' sessions in the mid 00's. Moving above ground and into venues across London and beyond they gained notoriety for the intensity of their live shows. This reputation took them up and down the country and out into the festival arena, spreading the Filthy gospel even further afield as they went. After signing to Acid Jazz Records in 2009 the boys released their debut LP 'The Filthy Six' in June 2010, attracting new fans and good reviews in the process. The next couple of years saw the recording of 'live' sessions for Mark Lamarr (Radio2) and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show (6Music) for BBC Radio as well as performing a series of scintillating festival sets including the London, Marlborough, Greenwich, Ealing, Reading an