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EVENTS PROGRAMME

Every Friday and Saturday one of our rotation of excellent Dj’s play a mix of dance, soul, hip hop, jazz and funk. Contact us if you would like more information.

DJC

DJC

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LE JAZZ

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MARGARET SCRATCHER

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CRUMP

JANUARY 2020

Dead Geoff

Thursday 9th

The Dead Geoffreys

Comprising of members of some of Cambridge’s finest original groups over the years, The Dead Geoffreys are a highly entertaining and energetic covers band playing classic tunes from 60/70/80/90’s and the 2000’s.

 

They play an impressive, well honed set that encompasses everything from Elvis and The Beatles and from The Stones to The Strokes.

 

Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Friday 10th

MIXDAT

 

A night of pure old school funk & soul courtesy of Ed & Sean of the MIXDAT SQUAD!

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

pete

Saturday 11th

Pete de Vit / Le Jazz

After about 10 years, Pete Moore or “Lejazz” or “Pete De Vit” is still playing records at La Raza. Raised on a diet of Jungle from the age of 13 onto Jazz, Funk, Soul, Dancehall, Techno, House and anything else with an off centre vibe, Pete guarantees you will dance, cry, get angry, stop being angry and start making love whenever you hear him play. That alone has to be worth coming.

 

He’ll cover as many styles as possible in one evening, with the dance-floor always the number one priority. Expect something different to the rest of the music in the city.

 

 

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Thursday 16th

The High Points

When the feeling is right and your mood is bright

The High Points will light up your night

Wake the funk, now your worries have shrunk

Meaningful words and groovy vibes is how we like to write

 

The High Points were established in 2017 when Norwich guitarist and vocalist Ethan Keens-Soper teamed up with friend and bassist Matt Cranswick to explore fusions between indie rock and the vintage 70s funk they both shared a passion for. Upon recruiting drummer Jonathan Moore, the project took off strongly.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

DJC

Friday 17th

DJ C

 

DJ C brings his own blend of Soul, Funk, Afro-House & R&B to La Raza.

 

Heavily influenced by the sounds of New York City, expect an eclectic selection of beats, breaks & classic vocals alongside a mix of modern jams.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry until 10pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Saturday 18th

Margaret Scratcher

If you like disco, funk, and German Oompah – you’ll like this!

Expect a journey from deep soul, though to floorfilling party favourites via heavy funk, motown, and disco, and anything else that takes his fancy.

Old classics, new edits, good times.

 

The Weirdest Thing

Thursday 23rd

The Weidest Thing

 

Dedicated to having fun while playing some great music, the Weirdest Thing were formed in 2018 and have been gigging in and around Cambridge since then.

Once you attend a Weirdest Thing gig then you won’t forget the experience.

Playing a mix of covers and their own originals, a good time is guaranteed as they rock the night away.

Audience cooperation is not optional!

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry all night
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

DJC

Friday 24th

DJ C

 

DJ C brings his own blend of Soul, Funk, Afro-House & R&B to La Raza.

 

Heavily influenced by the sounds of New York City, expect an eclectic selection of beats, breaks & classic vocals alongside a mix of modern jams.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry until 10pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Saturday 25th

CRUMP

Heavily influenced by legendary “anything goes” parties such as The Do Over, The Rub and The Electric Chair, Crump specialises in open format creativity, utilising dancefloor dynamite from the 1950’s to the present day.

Expect a kaleidoscopic blend of Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop / Rock classics, R&B, Reggae, US Garage, Moombahton and brass band bangers.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu!

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Friday 31st

Margaret Scratcher

If you like disco, funk, and German Oompah – you’ll like this!

Expect a journey from deep soul, though to floorfilling party favourites via heavy funk, motown, and disco, and anything else that takes his fancy.

Old classics, new edits, good times.

 

FEBRUARY 2020

pete

Saturday 1st

Pete de Vit / Le Jazz

After about 10 years, Pete Moore or “Lejazz” or “Pete De Vit” is still playing records at La Raza. Raised on a diet of Jungle from the age of 13 onto Jazz, Funk, Soul, Dancehall, Techno, House and anything else with an off centre vibe, Pete guarantees you will dance, cry, get angry, stop being angry and start making love whenever you hear him play. That alone has to be worth coming.

 

He’ll cover as many styles as possible in one evening, with the dance-floor always the number one priority. Expect something different to the rest of the music in the city.

 

 

Funk Jam

Thursday 6th

The Funk Jam

Come on down for your monthly dose of funk at Cambridge’s only Funk Jam!

Run by Shake Your Tail Feather and always free entry, great players, a friendly vibe and plenty of dancing 🙂

 

Doors open 8:30pm. House band will kick things off then open up to jammers.

 

Happy hour for all from 9 – 10pm and students get 15% off food and drink all night with the La Raza & Tabouche Remix Card.

 

Sign up on the sheet on the night if you’d like to play; if you’re not a player you’re a dancer!

Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Friday 7th

SWAGGER!

 

Matt Start and Owen Chambers front the band with an impressive display of musical versatility. Both excellent singers, they compliment each other’s voices with vocal harmonies, percussion and by trading places on the piano. Owen also brings a few additional layers to the performance – modern synth sounds, acoustic guitar and the occasional trumpet solo.

Matt and Owen’s energy and vocal flexibility allows Swagger to offer a much broader repertoire than most ensembles whilst still doing justice to the originals. Joe Taylor (Drums and Backing Vocals) and Tiago Coimbra (Bass) provide a solid funk groove and ensure that the blues-rocking of Vess Popov (Guitar) comes back down to earth eventually.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
2 Cocktails for £10 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm
Student discounts

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Saturday 8th

CRUMP

Heavily influenced by legendary “anything goes” parties such as The Do Over, The Rub and The Electric Chair, Crump specialises in open format creativity, utilising dancefloor dynamite from the 1950’s to the present day.

Expect a kaleidoscopic blend of Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop / Rock classics, R&B, Reggae, US Garage, Moombahton and brass band bangers.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu!

tangerine rye

Thursday 13th

TANGERINE RYE

 

Tangerine Rye are a promising young band comprised of childhood friends Jordan Susanto (vocals, guitar) and Hal Abrahms (Fender bass, vocals), with Cambridge born groove-heavy Oscar Reynolds on the drum kit. Their music is soul-based rock, drawing heavily from the blues language and retro pop hooks. Following a celebrated stint of gigs around London’s prime rock and blues venues (such as the Roadhouse, the Alleycat, the Troubadour, Piano Smithfield, The BackRoom Bar at the Hard Rock ), the band recorded an exhilarating new EP – produced by the seasoned London blues veteran, Jake Zaitz himself (Dana Gillespie, Alan Darby). The self titled record is currently available on all digital platforms.
In addition to being dedicated songwriters, the band members are very adept at their instruments and highly musical. The live show consists of an exciting improvisatory element which allows the audience to witness a band tethering at the brink of their respective virtuosity, a rare experience in small venues, and would be a shame to miss. With such a strong focus on both their art and craft, Tangerine Rye are sure to deliver!
Doors: 8pm
Happy Hour: 9pm – 10pm
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Friday 14th

MIXDAT

 

A night of pure old school funk & soul courtesy of Ed & Sean of the MIXDAT SQUAD!

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

pete

Saturday 15th

Pete de Vit / Le Jazz

After about 10 years, Pete Moore or “Lejazz” or “Pete De Vit” is still playing records at La Raza. Raised on a diet of Jungle from the age of 13 onto Jazz, Funk, Soul, Dancehall, Techno, House and anything else with an off centre vibe, Pete guarantees you will dance, cry, get angry, stop being angry and start making love whenever you hear him play. That alone has to be worth coming.

 

He’ll cover as many styles as possible in one evening, with the dance-floor always the number one priority. Expect something different to the rest of the music in the city.

 

 

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Thursday 20th

Diggin’ For Diamonds

Diggin’ for Diamonds is a new soul and funk band playing a repertoire of rare gems from Aretha Franklin, Gwen McRae, Gloria Scott, Loleatta Holloway, Marvin Gaye, Fat Back Band, Dottie Pearson and Maureen Bailey.

 

Percussion: Andy Davies

Vocals: Alex Jenner

Keys: Hugh Birkenhead

Guitar: Stewart Sibley

Bass: Russell ‘Eddie’ Edwards

Drums: Joe Taylor

 

Doors: 7.30pm
Performance: 8pm

DJC

Friday 21st

DJ C

 

DJ C brings his own blend of Soul, Funk, Afro-House & R&B to La Raza.

 

Heavily influenced by the sounds of New York City, expect an eclectic selection of beats, breaks & classic vocals alongside a mix of modern jams.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry until 10pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Saturday 22nd

Margaret Scratcher

If you like disco, funk, and German Oompah – you’ll like this!

Expect a journey from deep soul, though to floorfilling party favourites via heavy funk, motown, and disco, and anything else that takes his fancy.

Old classics, new edits, good times.

 

colonel spanky

Thursday 27th

Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble

 

Expect something brand-spanking new! The Love Ensemble are a brassy funk and pop band with an outlandish name, comprising ten of Cambridge University’s premier funk-mongers. Specialising in knees-up dancing, sing-alongs, raucous rapping and sexy sax solos, they’ll twist anything from smooth soul to Beyoncé into the unique Colonel Spanky’s sound.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry all night
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Friday 28th

CRUMP

Heavily influenced by legendary “anything goes” parties such as The Do Over, The Rub and The Electric Chair, Crump specialises in open format creativity, utilising dancefloor dynamite from the 1950’s to the present day.

Expect a kaleidoscopic blend of Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop / Rock classics, R&B, Reggae, US Garage, Moombahton and brass band bangers.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu!

MARCH 2020

Funk Jam

Thursday 5th

The Funk Jam

Come on down for your monthly dose of funk at Cambridge’s only Funk Jam!

Run by Shake Your Tail Feather and always free entry, great players, a friendly vibe and plenty of dancing 🙂

 

Doors open 8:30pm. House band will kick things off then open up to jammers.

 

Happy hour for all from 9 – 10pm and students get 15% off food and drink all night with the La Raza & Tabouche Remix Card.

 

Sign up on the sheet on the night if you’d like to play; if you’re not a player you’re a dancer!

Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

swagger5

Friday 6th

SWAGGER!

 

Matt Start and Owen Chambers front the band with an impressive display of musical versatility. Both excellent singers, they compliment each other’s voices with vocal harmonies, percussion and by trading places on the piano. Owen also brings a few additional layers to the performance – modern synth sounds, acoustic guitar and the occasional trumpet solo.

Matt and Owen’s energy and vocal flexibility allows Swagger to offer a much broader repertoire than most ensembles whilst still doing justice to the originals. Joe Taylor (Drums and Backing Vocals) and Tiago Coimbra (Bass) provide a solid funk groove and ensure that the blues-rocking of Vess Popov (Guitar) comes back down to earth eventually.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
2 Cocktails for £10 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm
Student discounts

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Saturday 7th

CRUMP

Heavily influenced by legendary “anything goes” parties such as The Do Over, The Rub and The Electric Chair, Crump specialises in open format creativity, utilising dancefloor dynamite from the 1950’s to the present day.

Expect a kaleidoscopic blend of Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop / Rock classics, R&B, Reggae, US Garage, Moombahton and brass band bangers.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu!

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Friday 13th

MIXDAT

 

A night of pure old school funk & soul courtesy of Ed & Sean of the MIXDAT SQUAD!

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

pete

Saturday 14th

Pete de Vit / Le Jazz

After about 10 years, Pete Moore or “Lejazz” or “Pete De Vit” is still playing records at La Raza. Raised on a diet of Jungle from the age of 13 onto Jazz, Funk, Soul, Dancehall, Techno, House and anything else with an off centre vibe, Pete guarantees you will dance, cry, get angry, stop being angry and start making love whenever you hear him play. That alone has to be worth coming.

 

He’ll cover as many styles as possible in one evening, with the dance-floor always the number one priority. Expect something different to the rest of the music in the city.

 

 

release the chimps

Thursday 19th

Release the Chimps

 

Organic, free-range jazzed up funk fusion fresh from the groove farm. Formed in 2018, influenced by Jamiroquai, Vulfpeck, Daft Punk.
Will – Vocals, Guitar
Rob – Keys, Vocals
Gav – Bass
Raf – Drums
Mike – Sax
Doors: 8pm
Free entry all night!
Student Discounts
Happy Hour: 9pm – 10pm
DJC

Friday 20th

DJ C

 

DJ C brings his own blend of Soul, Funk, Afro-House & R&B to La Raza.

 

Heavily influenced by the sounds of New York City, expect an eclectic selection of beats, breaks & classic vocals alongside a mix of modern jams.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry until 10pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Saturday 21st

Margaret Scratcher

If you like disco, funk, and German Oompah – you’ll like this!

Expect a journey from deep soul, though to floorfilling party favourites via heavy funk, motown, and disco, and anything else that takes his fancy.

Old classics, new edits, good times.

 

DJC

Friday 27th

DJ C

 

DJ C brings his own blend of Soul, Funk, Afro-House & R&B to La Raza.

 

Heavily influenced by the sounds of New York City, expect an eclectic selection of beats, breaks & classic vocals alongside a mix of modern jams.

 

Tapas served until 9pm
Free entry until 10pm
Student discounts
Happy hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm

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Saturday 28th

CRUMP

Heavily influenced by legendary “anything goes” parties such as The Do Over, The Rub and The Electric Chair, Crump specialises in open format creativity, utilising dancefloor dynamite from the 1950’s to the present day.

Expect a kaleidoscopic blend of Soul, Funk, Disco, Pop / Rock classics, R&B, Reggae, US Garage, Moombahton and brass band bangers.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu!