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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.

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MARGARET SCRATCHER

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CRUMP

OCTOBER 2019

Funk Jam

Thursday 3rd

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 4th

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 5th

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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Thursday 10th

The Sound of Pop Art

 

This Cambridge based band bring you 21st Century Post Modern Pop – With hints of Mid 60ts psych pop, hints of Bacharach / Barry filmic arrangements, Tamla Motown, early 70’s soul…

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

Happy Hours 5pm-7pm & 9pm-10pm.
Free entry all night!

DJC

Friday 11th

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 12th

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 17th

Release the Chimps

Organic, free-range jazzed up funk fusion fresh from the groove farm. Formed in 2018, influenced by Jamiroquai, Vulfpeck, Daft Punk.

 

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

DJC

Friday 18th

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 19th

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.

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

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Thursday 24th

Colonel Spanky’s Love Ensemble

Expect something brand spanking new; knees up dancing, sing-alongs, raucous rapping, sexy saxophoning, rock star guitar solos, and if you’re good, crowd surfing.

Formed by a band of funk obsessed students at Cambridge University, the Love Ensemble comprises of ten of Cambridge’s premier funk-mongers who will twist anything from New Orleans riot jazz to smooth soul into the unique Colonel Spanky’s sound.

Free entry all night!

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

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Friday 25th

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.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

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

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Saturday 26th

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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Thursday 31st

NOVEMBER 2019

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Friday 1st

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 2nd

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.

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

MIXDAT

Friday 8th

Special Ed & SeanDJ

 

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

 

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

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Saturday 9th

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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Wednesday 13th

CAMBRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL – CONG FUSION

 

They played their first ever gig at La Raza nine years ago featuring local Cambridge musicians Tiago Coimbra, Paul Stubbs, Daniel Bayliss, Andy Bowie and Ric Byer, performing tunes which Ryan wrote wrote in 2006 while studying at what is now known as the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.  As a direct result from one of these first performances Ryan was asked to arrange his tunes for NYJO. Since then, they have performed in many formats and with a variety of different members.

 

While living in London the Ryan McCaffrey Sessions Jam Session was born which featured musicians including established names from the UK jazz scene such as Roberto Manzin, Alan Barnes, Nigel Price, Trevor Tomkins and Clark Tracey.  Since then conga player Vincent Salzfaas was added to the lineup and the band became known as Cong-Fusion.

 

Last year the band released a single called ‘Turned Tables’ last year which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and features MC EMix from Soul II Soul. Three of the members went on the TV Channel London Live and various radio stations such as BBC Radio Berkshire to promote the tune which was written about Ryan’s own experiences of bullying.  Half of the proceeds from the money made from the single are donated to The Songwriting Charity who help children deal with aspects of bullying through the medium of music.

 

Fitting then that they return again to the venue where they started with some of the original members to open the Cambridge Jazz Festival along with the incredible vocals of Emily Farrar.  The music is a fusion of afro-cuban funk soul and jazz with interesting time changes and grooves.

 

Music: 9pm – 11pm
Happy Hour: 9pm – 10pm

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Thursday 14th

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 15th

The Gravy Train….followed by DJ C

 

The Gravy Train: 9.30pm – 10.45pm

Having supported The Average White Band and the Haggis Horns, The Gravy Train have established themselves as one of the most exciting and energetic jazz funk outfits on the local scene. The exceptional guitar works of Justin Dwyer, the deep soulful hammond organ of Hugh Birkenhead and the solid groove of Ian Griffith combine to create a sound that is as listenable as it is danceable. The guys will be joined by the fabulous horn section of Pete Newman and Phil Cambridge on Tenor sax and Trombone respectively.

 

DJ C: 10.45pm – 2am

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 16th

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.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

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Sunday 17th

CAMBRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL – PHIL STEVENSON TRIO

 

The Phil Stevenson Organ Trio plays melodic funk, blues and improvisation. Influenced by artists such as The Meters, Eddie Harris and Jimi Hendrix, the band’s aim is to explore the 1960s funk sound.

The trio draws on New Orleans music, James Brown, soul-jazz, as well as raw blues and occasional nods to joyful West African guitar styles.

 

 

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Wednesday 20th

Harry Greene Trio ft. Ashton Jones

 

Harry Greene studies at The Royal Academy in London and has been nominated for the best young Jazz musician of the year. He is a fabulous musician and is as at home playing guitar as he is on the saxophone. Harry is joined by the world class rhythm section of Joe Taylor on drums and Alan Carruthers on bass. 

 

Ashton Jones is a British soul singer with a throwback style rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic, and performances that deliver soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto. Ashton prides himself on offering a brand of energy, flare and musicianship that captivates the audience. Recently selected to support Grammy Award winning, multi platinum selling artists SHALAMAR on their UK tour, and with numerous sold-out shows of his own, including Montreux Jazz Cafe at Harrods and two performances at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Ashton is certainly a performer in demand.

 

Tickets £8 / £6 Student, available here

 

Performance 8.30pm – 10pm

Funk Jam

Thursday 21st

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

DJC

Friday 22nd

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 23rd

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.

 

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Sunday 24th

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

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Thursday 28th

Lepage Dean Trio

Free entry all night!

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

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Friday 29th

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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Saturday 30th

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.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

DECEMBER 2019

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

MIXDAT

Friday 6th

Special Ed & Sean DJ

 

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

ms

Saturday 7th

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.

 

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Thursday 12th

EARLY NIGHT CLUB

The Early Night Club is a Cambridge club night with a difference – it’s clubbing for those of us who need our sleep. Our DJ’s start playing at around 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) and finish at 11.30pm (or sometimes midnight if we’re feeling really crazy).

 

We play great music that you will have heard of, serve fantastic cocktails and tapas and everyone is friendly and up for it – and let’s just say we’re all old enough to remember leg warmers the first time round. It’s about as much fun as you can squeeze into four hours and is always a night to remember.

 

Tickets available here 

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Friday 13th

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.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.

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Saturday 14th

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!

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.

 

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

swagger5

Friday 20th

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

ms

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

pete

Saturday 28th

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.

 

Pop down before 9pm to take advantage of our delicious tapas menu, and happy hours.