Pigbag at the Jam House

A legendary funk Afro-jazz band that burst into the charts with a classic instrumental dance track is to make their Jam House debut next month.




Pigbag, formed in 1980, have been packing dance floors the world over since the release of their first single ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag’, which charted at No 3 in 1982 and has also become a football stadium anthem.

The British post-punk band’s appearance at the popular live music and dining venue in St Paul’s Square, Birmingham on Thursday, August 1 coincides with the UK release of their new album ‘Year of the Pigbag’.

Having toured Europe, Japan and the USA, released two albums and appeared twice on Top of the Pops, the original trio were inspired by the re-release of their back catalogue to recruit another five musicians who share their vision of fusing African groove and jazz, Latin, funk and dance beats.

Echoing the sounds of the JBs, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra’s Arkestra, but with their own unique creation, Pigbag are renowned for their heady mix of propulsive basslines, catchy horns and irresistible percussion that sets you dancing.

John Bunce, General Manager of the Jam House, said: ”This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy what promises to be a non-stop dance party with one of the UK’s most exciting dance floor acts.”

Tickets are available, priced at £5 plus a 10% booking fee, here www.thejamhouse.com. Restaurant tickets ranging from £35 to £45 for balcony table can also be purchased online at the Jam House website.