Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings
Venue: Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto Star Stage
Date: Sat Jun 25 8:30pm
Ticket Price: Reserved $73.50, Lounge GA $68.00 Main Floor GA $62.50
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Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings have almost singlehandedly revived soul and funk music. Their four critically acclaimed albums captured the essence of Motown and Stax Records in their heyday, gaining them a cult-like following.
Give The People What They Want is certainly an appropriate title for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ latest release. After more than a decade of nearly constant recording, collaborating, and touring as one of the most formidable and consequential live acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them.
They know, because it’s what they want, too.
This Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ je ne sais quoi – which has attracted everyone from Prince to Beck to John Legend to Michael Bublé, not to mention countless fans – is found both on stage and in the recording booth. In the three years since the last release, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have played major festivals, arenas and clubs all over the world including The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and multiple sold-out nights at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The band has also been featured on multitudes of television shows from The Colbert Report to Tavis Smiley and the Tonight Show.
After two year of touring behind 2010’s lauded I Learned The Hard Way, the band reconvened at home in Bushwick’s Daptone House of Soul Studios to begin work on their fifth album.
The latest album is seasoned with the unbridled soul you’ve come to expect, even need from the 11-piece band, yet there’s a freshness in the band’s performance and songwriting that gives the group’s fifth studio album a unique feel, unlike anything they have released to date.. The sharp danceable funk grooves stick to your bones, the fervent, impassioned singing goes straight to your heart; and those sweet soul hooks stay in your head for days on end. What more could anyone ask for?
“May she remain unstoppable.”