What they say…
DJ Prestige (Fleamarketfunk)
True heavyweights in the Hammond Funk category, The Getup are fast establishing a reputation for irresistible grooves, infectious melodies and energetic performances that have been shaking dance floors since 2004. They came to the attention of London-based Breakin Bread due to a stunning set a two years ago at Breakin Bread’s residency at The Blues Kitchen and have since been releasing their latest studio excursions on the label.
The Getup sold out of their debut release, “Getup & Groove” (2007), within months and gained fans all over Europe. They released the follow-up album “Life @ Cafe Eric” (2008) to more critical acclaim and got a whole heap of live dates as a result. From major venues including the Jazz Café, the legendary 100 Club and St Paul Soul Jazz Festival (France), these guys have played almost everywhere to enthusiastic audiences.
The Getup’s unique sound can be attributed not only to their influences Booker T, Charles Earland, Eddie Russ and many of those rare Funk 45’s from the 60s and 70s but also to the list of groups it’s members have worked with, including James Taylor Quartet, The Brand New Heavies (Linda Muriel), Sir Joe Quarterman, Gizelle Smith, Paprika Soul, Paolo Negri and Gene Drayton Unit. Add to this the band’s dedication to an authentic, raw funk sound, favouring a REAL Hammond Organ, analogue recording equipment, sweltering vocals and hip horn arrangements, The Getup have found a sound that’ll have you screaming for more.