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Rejuiced Phat Shake

by Nick Pride & The Pimptones

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Sam Bradshaw
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Sam Bradshaw The more I listen the better it gets. Can't wait to see them live at some point. Favorite track: Take Care Of My Love.
john greenwood
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john greenwood Nick Pride and the Pimptones stretch out on this one a little. A first rate top shelf talent, Nick is quickly establishing himself as a producer as well. A little less Jazz this time, the overall record is well worth the money and the listen. It will be interesting to watch Nick develop further. Invest in the vinyl for sure, it sounds fantastic. Favorite track: Go With It.
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Newcastle’s finest funk and soul outfit Nick Pride & The Pimptones return with their second full length album „Rejuiced Phat Shake“, a collection of 14 smart grooves and a fearless blend of soul, jazz & funk tinged with rhythm & blues, disco, Latin, New Orleans Brass and Northern Soul.

After the strong impact of their debut album „Midnight Feast Of Jazz“ (released in 2011 on Record Kicks from Milan/Italy) guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Nick Pride was determined to take his vision a step further towards connecting the grit and power of original soul music with the immediacy and joy of a cool, modern pop song. „I was always a fan of amazing pop songwriters like Burt Bacharach and Holland-Dozier-Holland, but on the other hand, being a dedicated musician, I love the raw energy of being on stage with a funk band.“ With the Pimptones’ regular rhythm combo, a tight horns section and the additional presence of a soaring string quartet, the new album „Rejuiced Phat Shake“ is a well-crafted studio work, while Nick Pride was able to focus on his skills as a songwriter: „I am happy to have a rock solid foundation with my guys, it means we can try all this funky and diverse stuff in the studio, while also being a tight unit on stage.”

„Rejuiced Phat Shake“ presents a host of guest vocalists, each one chosen to bring in a different flavour. Like a Stax or Motown compilation of 7inch singles, the Pimptones “house band” remains the solid backbone while passing the microphone around in the studio. „Take Care Of My Love“ with Susan Hamilton’s voice and it’s irresistible uptempo Northern meets Motown beat and a cool hook is backed by the soulful pop of „Everything’s Better In The Summertime“ sung by Karen Harding on the first single from the album.

With guests like Jess Roberts, one of the UK’s upcoming R&B singers on „Second Hand Wife“, the mighty blues voice and harmonica of Lyndon Anderson on „Walkin’ Out The Door“ or Sheffield big sounding 12-piece Renegade Brass Band, „Rejuiced Phat Shake“ goes all the way when it comes down to diversity. „This is exactly where I see The Pimptones,“ Nick Pride explains. „I love to write songs with a certain voice or sound in mind. So it makes perfect sense that we record with many different singers. Rather than being limited to one style we love to explore the whole range our genre offers us and that is what keeps us buzzing.”

“Rejuiced Phat Shale” will be available on vinyl, CD and as a digital download.

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released February 14, 2014

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Nick Pride & The Pimptones Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

The Pimptones’ sound is a combination of funky grooves, beefy breaks and blue eyed soul music.

Their slick arrangements have all the harmonic sophistication that the jazz cats love, delivered with a heavyweight punch that keeps the dance floor moving.
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  • Jul 21
    London, UK

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