CONGO FAITH HEALERS: Are you ready for some down and dirty savage swamp infested gypsy blues!? The Congo Faith Healers are like nothing you have heard or experienced before! Combining down and dirty swamp infested gypsy blues with wild savage guitar playing, voodoo vocals, Latin American drum and trumpet grooves with rockabilly swing double bass and hooks that you will be singing for days, they have one of the most intense and utterly compelling live shows around!
No wonder the Congo Faith Healers are in The Independent’s Top 10 Bands to see live in London!!!
The band have previously worked with top industry producers Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, the Gypsy Kings,) and Grammy Award winner Cameron Craig (Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse), and have recently released their twelve track debut album “Ju Ju Mix”, which was recorded in just two days and has been blazing a trail across the land to unprecedented reviews.
As diverse and unique as the bands image and members is also their gig history:
The band have played the Edinburgh Moonwalk 2012 in front of 10000 people, performed in Trafalgar Square two years running for the West End Live Festival, have played at Battersea Powerstation, The Globe Theatre in London, The Secret Garden Party, and performed at the FX/HBO True Blood series Launch Party!
They have supported and played with bands such as Razorlight, KT Tunstall (who called the band “The best band I have ever seen”, Supergrass, Mick Jones and have even been invited by Franz Ferdinand to play at one of their parties. Ronnie Wood, Bob Geldof, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Mark Lamarr are also fans of the band – Mark Lamarr featured them twice as special guests on his BBC Radio 2 Show Gods Jukebox!
The CFH have recently completed a tour of Northern Cyprus and have floored audiences in Cannes, Qatar and Dubai at a Jack Daniels sponsored event.
The CFH are that truly unique beast! A band that blend their collective influences to create something totally fresh and exhilarating. Word is being spread from packed show to packed show that the CFH are an unstoppable musical force.
The Congo Faith Healers are:
Guitar/Vocals – Sonny West
Double Bass – Steve New
Trumpet – Si “Lips” Taylor
Drums – Jay Tubsman