The Brand New Heavies - TBNH

  • The Brand New Heavies - TBNH

The Brand New Heavies - TBNH


FormatCD & LP
Released6th September 2019
Catalogue AJXCD475
Barcode 5400863011178

A heady cocktail of Chic-style funk-pop, sunshine grooves and scorched soul balladry, TBNH sees The Brand New Heavies writing a new chapter in what has been an illustrious journey whilst also marking a return to their spiritual home, Acid Jazz Records.

Today The Brand New Heavies share their version of Kendrick Lamar’s These Walls recorded with long-time associate and vocalist N’Dea Davenport and produced by uber-fan Mark Ronson. It was that line-up of the band that had originally brought the funk into his life having caught their show in New York in 1991, later inviting them to play at his 40th birthday party. Insistent once more to reconvene that line-up, successfully reuniting N’Dea and The Heavies for his production of this track for their 30th anniversary album.

The album’s heart, both musically and physically is a friendship that can be traced back to the mid-Eighties - more specifically the shared experiences growing into adulthood on the western reaches of London for Simon Bartholomew (guitar) and Andrew Levy (bass).

Refined, reimagined and revisited, TBNH was recorded under the watchful eye of producer Sir Tristan Longworth and features various vocalists, not only reuniting with Heavies alumni, N’Dea Davenport and Siedah Garret but collaborating with soul legends Beverley Knight and Angie Stone alongside current singer Angela Ricci and new boy on the block, label mate Laville – to present a gilt-edged collection of songs. Summed up by its cover artwork- shot in the suitably louche environs of ultra-hip nightspot Annabel’s – Simon explains, “It’s a bit clubby, a little bit sleazy, with a bit of luxury and a smidgen of street."

Beautiful - w/ Beverley Knight
Stupid Love - w/ Angela Ricci
Just Believe In You - w/ Siedah Garrett
Getaway - w/ N’Dea Davenport
Heat - w/ Honey Larochelle
The Funk Is Back - w/ Simon Bartholomew
Together - w/ Angie Stone
These Walls – Brand New Heavies and N’Dea Davenport * produced by Mark Ronson
It’s My Destiny - w/ Siedah Garrett
Wired Up - w/ N’Dea Davenport
Dance It Out - w/ Angela Ricci
Dontcha Wanna - w/ Laville
Get On The Right Side - w/ Angela Ricci
The Brand New Heavies - TBNH is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 6th September 2019 is estimated and subject to change.

LabelAcid Jazz
Filed Under Funk & Soul