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SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS with jamie cullum

FreeDM Studio, Roundhouse

Thursday 25 October


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch the making of the gig.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS as part of Gilles Peterson's show

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Pete Marsh

  1. 20.30 - SOIL & "PIMP" take the stage. Jamie Cullum was right - they look like rock stars!
  2. 20.40 - Dry Ice! At a jazz gig?
  3. 20.42 - Saxophonist Motaharu's first solo sends the crowd bonkers. He does a good foghorn impression too.
  4. 20.52 - The band have their very own Bez - his name is Shacho and his job is to whip up the crowd. He's earning his money tonight.
  5. 21.20 - Shacho displays his prowess with the cowbell. Things are getting groovy and the dancefloor is heaving.

audience reviews

Sam H
Awesome gig! The intensity and playing were off the scale! Soil & Pimp are the Spinal Tap of Jazz... Theyre amps go up to 11.

Awesome! These guys totally rock. I was already a Jamie Cullum fan, I am now most definately a Soil and Pimp fan. Whole set blew me away.

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