The Brook Proudly Presents
The Herbaliser Band
with Soul 45 DJs
Fri 13th Dec 2024 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30pm (Showtimes Approx)
The Herbaliser Band
Way back In 1995, Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry AKA The Herbaliser, a sample-based beatmaking duo from Twickenham, South West London, released their debut 12” single ‘The Real Killer’ on UK label Ninja Tune.

They soon followed up with their first LP, ‘Remedies’  Establishing themselves as one of the main features of the Ninja Tune crew, as they expanded their roster of eclectic artists and DJs. The following year, as they were recording their second full length release, ‘Blow Your Headphones’, they extended their output to include an 8 piece live band.

The Herbaliser Band, (which would count among it’s members, the likes of Easy Access, Chris Bowden and Kaidi Tatham) continued on, touring internationally, to great reception, from diverse audiences and would become regulars at a multitude of electronic, dance, dub and jazz festivals, worldwide, for the next 2 decades or so.

Now, in 2024, after something of a hiatus, The Herbaliser Band have reformed with a lineup that currently includes Easy Access AKA Ralph Lamb (trumpet/flugelhorn) & Andrew Ross (tenor/baritone sax-flute), James Morton (alto sax), Micah Moody (drums), Patrick Dawes (percussion) & co-founder Ollie Teeba on the turntables.

Soul 45 DJs

There’s nothing like the depth and detail and sonic impact of a good vinyl record” says the SOUL 45 djs, Mark James and Disgo Dan, and they should know having championed the 7” format in Southampton and across the south over the last 10 years, bringing classic sounds to the forefront and putting vinyl back in the spotlight.

With a large collection of records between them, their diverse sets have taken them to spin at clubs in New York, Los Angeles and allowed them to play alongside some big international artists including Roy Ayres, Trojan Sound System, Soul II Soul , Trevor Nelson, Hot 8 Brass band, Charli 2na, Public Service Broadcasting, Norman Jay, Eddie Piller, Craig Charles, Don Letts and DJ Format to name just a few.

Their mission has always remained the same – paying tribute to forgotten and rediscovered Soul, funk Reggae and disco as well as stone cold classics you know and love . It’s an intimate dance party, driven by the warmth and richness of the 45 r.p.m. record – a complete custom-tailored night of music that doesn’t sound like anything else in the city.