Let’s get ready to Rambunk

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EAST Lancs Northern Soul and Rhythm and Blues band Rambunkshus take to the stage with one of the North West’s hottest dance bands at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Saturday June 15th.

They are supporting Manchester’s legendary 11-piece ska band Baked A La Ska, who are currently blazing a trail across dancefloors throughout the UK. The night promises to the ultimate party night and music enthusiasts are invited to join in the fun.

Formed in 2009 by Clitheroe drummer Dec Sanderson, formerly of The Backscratchers and The Swing Commanders, Rambunkshus are dedicated to the Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Funk of 1960s urban America.

The seven-piece line-up of Soul aficionados have built up an enthusiastic following on the Northern Soul and Rhythm and Blues scenes for their authentic ’60s sound reminiscent of the music played at great Northern Soul clubs, such as Manchester’s Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and The Torch in Stoke.

With around 200 years’ combined experience covering every style of music, from Classical to Blues, Jazz to Country, and having backed and supported artists as diverse as BB King, Tom Jones, Jimmy Ruffin, John Mayall, Linda Gail Lewis, Freddie Starr and Screaming Lord Sutch, Rambunkshus are looking forward to a fantastic night on June 15th.

Dec Sanderson said: “I saw Baked A La Ska at the Southport Jazz Festival last year and thought they were a riot. Their version of The Eye of the Tiger has to be heard to be believed and we are looking forward to a fantastic gig at The Grand.”

Rambunkshus have had a successful year in 2013, appearing at the Burnley Blues Festival and soul venues throughout the North West. They also released their debut album, “Life ‘n’ Soul”, featuring 13 classic and rare Northern Soul and Rhythm and Blues tracks.

Baked A La Ska are an 11-strong band of oddballs and pranksters playing a trademark mix of ska originals and covers, such as Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” and Disney’s “Trust in Me” from The Jungle Book.

They are also the house band for the Shake ‘n’ Bake nights at Manchester’s Band On The Wall and have performed at the Matthew Street Festival in Liverpool, Hungry Pigeon Festival in Manchester and Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues Club in London.

Doors open at 7pm and Rambunkshus take to the stage at 7-45. Further details and tickets priced £10 are available from The Grand on 01200 421599.

Grand stuff - East Lancs Northern Soul and R’n’B outfit Rambunkshus.