The Eco Park at Porthtowan is proud and excited to welcome the groove driven soul, jazz, dud, hip-hop and afrobeat of 10-piece outfit Nubiyan Twist to the Barn on Friday, March 1.

This Leeds ten-piece, now based in London, boasts cool jazz vibes, uplifting horns and very classy soulful vocals. A conglomerate of crack musicians, DJs and producers, fuelled by the laidback, soulful delivery of female vocalist Nubiyan Brandon.

Nubiyan Brandon has a honeyed yet assertive vocal style and a gift for seamlessly moving from Ndegeocello-style raps to smooth soulful melodies.

But the other nine musicians are more than just her backing band. Each complex, muscular, constantly shifting song has been designed to showcase the talents of every member, as gifted players as well as sophisticated arrangers.

As a unit, the band channels Fela Kuti and Mulatu Astatke as much as they do Chet Baker, as the songs move along to the swing of 1970s afro-beat and the pain of classic jazz.

Their debut album received strong support across the Jazz, World music and Hip-hop scene, with support from sources as diverse as Huey Morgan, David Rodigan and Craig Charles.

The band have performed on huge stages across the world, being chosen by David Byrne to perform at Queen Elizabeth Hall for the south bank’s Meltdown festival, selling out London’s iconic Jazz Cafe, and rocking festival stages from Fusion to Wilderness, Boomtown to Edinburgh Jazz Festival, with their powerful sound and unique blend of styles.

Support comes from Tropical Pressure DJs on the night. Be quick to get your tickets as this will sell out.

Advance tickets for the Eco Park gig are available online now at

Doors open from 7.30pm and Cabana Kitchen will be open, serving a delicious Vegan/Vegetarian Supper on the night.

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