Milan

Milan Saxophone

Babyhead Shaker Ray

Ray Percussion

Keir

Keir Guitar

Andrey

Andrey Keyboards

Andy

Andy Trumpet

Sabina

Sabina Vocals

Jack

Jack Bass

Wally

Wally Drums

Noah

Noah Trumpet

Luke

Luke Tombone

Clair

Clair Vocals

Jide

Jide Special Guest!

About

Based in London, hailing from Montenegro, Moscow, Hackney, Sydney and beyond, Soul Grenades have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the live scene and festival circuit.

A veritable tornado of funk, the band boasts a super-tight rhythm section, a wall of brass and a burgeoning song book of original music. Fusing their many influences, encompassing crate-digging rarities to contemporary dance floor fillers, Soul Grenades deliver no-nonsense, hard-hitting funk and soul music. Soul Grenades are putting the final touches to their sophomore album, slated for a winter release. Their debut album Pullin’ the Pin received extensive airplay and critical acclaim worldwide.

The band’s recent 45 on Mukatsuku Records has received rave reviews and airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music on The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.

The band have performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, The 100 Club, The Blues Kitchen, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Matt & Phred’s, South London Soul Train and many more. Soul Grenades have performed at major festivals including Green Man, Kendal Calling, Manchester Jazz Festival, Elderflower Fields and The Great Estate.

The band have supported several internationally renowned recording artists including Sister Sledge, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Brooklyn Funk Essentials and more.

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Videos

For more videos and live footage please see our social channels.

Live

We've done 90 gigs and counting!

Upcoming gigs

20.12.2019, 9:30pm Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
23.05.2020, 7:00pm Elderflower Fields Festival - South, Sussex, UK

We can't tell you yet!

30.05.2020, 7:00pm Elderflower Fields Festival - Midlands, Sussex, UK

We can't tell you yet!

Past gigs

30.11.2019 The Domino, Leeds, UK
12.10.2019 The Brunswick, Brighton, UK
28.09.2019 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), London, UK
07.09.2019 South London Soul Train, London, UK
31.08.2019 Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast, UK
27.07.2019 Smoked & Uncut Festival, New Forest, UK

With Sister Sledge, The Wailers

12.07.2019 The Magic Garden, London, UK
29.06.2019 Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
28.06.2019 Hootananny, London, UK

Wonderland Festival

07.06.2019 The 100 Club, London, UK

With Crowdy Company

19.05.2019 Funk & Soul Weekender Festival, Brighton, UK
18.05.2019 The Domino, Leeds, UK
16.03.2019 The 100 Club, London, UK

With Ural Thomas & The Pain

09.03.2019 The Magic Garden, London, UK
02.02.2019 Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
18.01.2019 Mr. Wolf's, Bristol, UK
15.12.2018 Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
17.11.2018 Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK
06.10.2018 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Maidstone), Maidstone, UK
04.10.2018 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Holborn), London, UK
08.09.2018 South London Soul Train, London, UK
17.08.2018 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Chai Wallahs Stage

27.07.2018 Kendal Calling Festival, Lake District, UK

Chai Wallahs Stage

20.07.2018 Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester, UK
16.06.2018 JAMM Brixton, London, UK

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show

03.06.2018 Great Estate Festival, Cornwall, UK

Part of the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show Takeover

26.05.2018 Elderflower Fields Festival, Sussex, UK
19.05.2018 Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
20.04.2018 Fox & Firkin, London, UK
29.03.2018 Blues Kitchen (Shoreditch), London, UK
09.03.2018 Blues Kitchen (Brixton), London, UK
22.02.2018 Blues Kitchen (Shoreditch), London, UK
17.02.2018 Blues Kitchen (Shoreditch), London, UK
27.01.2018 Matt & Phred's, Manchester, UK
26.01.2018 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Birmingham), Birmingham, UK
06.01.2018 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Holborn), London, UK
11.11.2017 South London Soul Train, London, UK
27.10.2017 The Magic Garden, London, UK
01.09.2017 New Cross Inn, London, UK
19.08.2017 Fox & Firkin, London, UK
15.07.2017 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), London, UK

Album launch party

01.07.2017 Purley Festival, London, UK
27.05.2017 Elderflower Fields Festival, Sussex, UK
19.05.2017 Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK
28.04.2017 The 229, London, UK

With The Mighty Mocambos

08.04.2017 The 229, London, UK

With Crowd Company, Rodina, DJ Healer Selecta

03.03.2017 Soul Weekender, Bognor Regis, UK
24.02.2017 Hootananny, London, UK
17.02.2017 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Maidstone), Maidstone, UK
11.02.2017 Fox & Firkin, London, UK
10.02.2017 The Magic Garden, London, UK
19.01.2017 Sofar Sounds, London, UK
28.12.2016 Brooklyn Bowl, London, UK

With Crowdy Company, Long Tall Shorty

21.12.2016 Bedroom Bar, London, UK
26.11.2016 Soul Weekender, Bognor Regis, UK

With Gabrielle, Geno Washington, Shalamar, Angelo Starr

25.11.2016 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), London, UK
05.10.2016 Bedroom Bar, London, UK
10.09.2016 The Magic Garden, London, UK

With Galactic Funk Militia

19.08.2016 Paper Dress Vintage, London, UK
20.07.2016 The Jazz Cafe, London, UK

With Brooklyn Funk Essentials

30.06.2016 Bedroom Bar, London, UK
25.06.2016 Walthamstock Festival, Chelmsford, UK
27.05.2016 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Chelsea), London, UK
30.04.2016 The Forge, London, UK

With The Filthy Six, Crowd Company

27.04.2016 Bedroom Bar, London, UK
06.03.2016 Pizza Express Jazz Club (Maidstone), Maidstone, UK
27.01.2016 Bedroom Bar, London, UK
21.12.2015 Nambucca, London, UK
30.10.2015 The 229, London, UK

With The Getup, Mr Little's Noisy Band

17.09.2015 Hoxton Arches, London, UK
14.06.2015 Tudor Barn, London, UK
06.06.2015 Fox & Firkin, London, UK
10.04.2015 The Pack & Carriage, London, UK
17.12.2014 The Silver Bullet, London, UK
14.11.2014 Elixir Bar, London, UK
06.09.2014 Elixir Bar, London, UK
03.08.2014 Tudor Barn, London, UK
22.07.2014 Roadtrip Bar, London, UK
13.06.2014 Elixir Bar, London, UK
22.03.2014 Elixir Bar, London, UK
27.07.2013 Elixir Bar, London, UK
16.03.2013 Fiddler's Elbow, London, UK
15.02.2013 The Comedy Pub, London, UK
11.10.2012 Zigfrid von Underbelly, London, UK
30.09.2012 Tudor Barn, London, UK
09.08.2012 The Slaughtered Lamb, London, UK
04.07.2012 Gilgamesh, London, UK
24.05.2012 The Dublin Castle, London, UK
18.04.2012 Camden Rock, London, UK
13.02.2012 The Hobgoblin, London, UK
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Music

We're currently working on our second album, due for release summer 2019.

Soul Grenades - Pullin' The Pin

Our debut album is available on limited-edition gold vinyl, yellow vinyl, CD and streaming platforms. Listen now at:

Photo gallery

Live shots, promo photos and candid, behind-the-scenes shenanigans.

Press

Reviews of our music and live performances.

A signature sound a little fresher and punchier than many acts with similarly vintage influences... sweaty drum breaks, fast-paced slap bass and rousing horns.
Juno Records

Mixes high octane, hard-hitting dancefloor funk with some well crafted soul numbers. Energetic, heavy rhythms and big, brassy stabs underpinned by rolling basslines. Well worth adding to your listening shelf or DJ box!
Soul Brother Records

Blaring horn riffs, wild solos, heaps of frantic percussion and some meaty bass playing on show on an easy-to-like bunch of tunes.
Echoes Magazine

Pullin’ The Pin is a colossal debut album.
SoulSpain

A lively, funky, party set that kicks off like it means business.
Premium Blend Radio

Their performance was as explosive as their sound. What’s great about this group is that they don’t take themselves too seriously, wearing silver suits, flashing mohawks and pretty much whatever they want it’s all about the energy and making sure the crowd feel it too.
GetIntoThis

Dope! Dope! Sounds hype!
DJ Static, WEFUNK Radio

Unrestrained energy and refreshing enthusiasm.
Sonic Soul Reviews

Frequenty Asked Questions

Hey! Let's save everyone unnecessary heartache by answering a few simple questions.

I'm interested in booking you guys for a gig.
Excellent! Please click here to make a booking enquiry.

I need your tech spec / rider / press kit.
We're happy to help, please email [email protected] with your request.

Do you do weddings?
No. Not even if you're a band member or royalty. We might make an exception for Larry Graham.

No, I mean it, you guys are great! Will you please play my wedding?
No! Just fuck off will you! Speak to these guys, OK?

Who made your website?
The site was created by include-digital.com, a digital agency run by our saxophonist Milan.

Can you supply backline (drums, amps, PA)?
We can rock up with a drum kit and amps, but we don't have our own PA system. We will love you long and hard if you supply quality backline for us.

Contact Soul Grenades

Please get in touch for more information and booking.

If you'd like to book the band or make a general enquiry please click here. You can also email [email protected] or call 07863 999 123.

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