“ED MOTTA is the DON” – Gilles Person.
Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend, Ed Mott is on a debut UK tour April 3rd-9th 2014.
Brasilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is a free spirited soul with serious chops and is the undisputed heir to a genre of Brasilian funk initiated by his wayward uncle Tim Maia.
Ed Motta makes deceptively airy, virtuoso jazz-funk that has earned him mega status in his native Brasil. His live sets and his recorded output effortlessly combines a host of genres including jazz, MPB, bossa nova, rock, soul, funk, reggae, classical and film soundtracks.
For this tour, Ed and his stellar band of musicians delve into his extensive back catalogue and showcase music from his latest release, ‘AOR’, an outrageously accurate tribute to the super-smooth, musicianship of late’70s Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers et al.
Ed has played with everyone from Roy Ayers, Chucho Valdés, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Bo Diddley to Brazilian legends such as Ed Lincoln, Marcos Valle, João Donato and Dom Salvador. So, if you like some Doobie in your funk…. you know what to do… get on down…
Ed Motta is on a La Linea/Arts Council Of England UK tour…
Friday April 4
The Sage Gateshead
Monday 7 April
Union Chapel – London
Doors 7pm / Support: Dominique Pinto
Tickets: £20 in advance http://http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/
Tuesday April 8
Turner Sims – Southampton
Tickets: £9/£17/£18 / http://www.turnersims.co.uk
Wednesday April 9
Brighton Studio Theatre
Tickets: £14 Advance / http://www.brightondome.org
For further tour info contact La Linea Festival/Como No: http://www.comono.co.uk – 020 3302 0177