Cool Perth Nights is pleased to announce legendary Red Dwarf actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles is heading to Rosemount Hotel this February to present one of his legendary Funk & Soul DJ nights.
While TV viewers may know him for his work in shows as diverse as Red Dwarf and Robot Wars, Craig has now grounded himself as a Funk & Soul icon with 10 years of broadcasting on BBC 6 Music’s primetime Saturday night show. “When BBC 6Music asked me to do a radio show I only had one condition,” he says. “It has to be a funk & soul show otherwise I wasn’t interested”. And so the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show was born, a pioneering 6Music radio show from its dawn in 2002.
Presenting live every Saturday night with an assortment of classic gems and emerging artists, Craig has garnered global support as one of the UK’s foremost Funk and Soul commentators, DJs and promoters of new music. The show has become a European benchmark for artists who want to connect directly with their fans. “Since its inception I have been interested in all varieties of soul and funk music, without imposing any barriers and I am just as enthusiastic about fresh new talent as I am about the classic artists from the golden age of the 60s and 70s”.
The list of guests that have been on The Funk And Soul Show speaks for itself; Gil-Scott Heron, James Brown, Roy Ayers, Cymande, Marlena Shaw, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, Terry Callier, Candi Staton, Marva Whitney. Plus Hip Hop legends, The Roots and the Jungle Brothers, as well as the leading players of the new school Kokolo, Cut Chemist, Sharon Jones, Osaka Monaurail, Amp Fiddler, Amy Winehouse, The New Master- sounds, Smoove and Turrell, Quantic, The Apples, The Grits, JTQ, and The Fusion Experience.
Craig Charles has captivated crowds throughout the UK - the Maestro of funk has played at numerous festivals such as, Love Box, Park Life, Festival no 6, Wychwood Festival, Common People, Mostly Jazz funk and soul festival to name but a few. A highlight of 2016 saw Craig play to more than 10,000 people at the world famous Arcadia and Shangri-La stage in Glastonbury.