Studio 2 are launching the new funk event with London’s Big Smoke Family next week, and you could be there. Here’s everything you need to know courtesy of Matt Mook Mak.

WHAT IS FUNKOLOGY?

Funkology is a new, semi-regular club night of live music and DJs at Studio2 Parr Street.

They’ll be hosting some of the best funk/jazz/soul bands playing in the UK today, and further afield as we get into our stride.

The first event is on Friday 28th September, and will feature London-based Funk and Jazz outfit, The Big Smoke Family. They’re an amazing band and we can’t wait to share them with Liverpool music lovers.

With special guests.

WHY DO THIS?

Liverpool needs more live funk, soul and jazz. We shouldn’t have to travel to Manchester or London to hear the best music that’s out there. Studio 2 is the perfect venue to play host to a real Jazz Club/Ronnie Scott’s vibe, featuring great bands that people around here have likely never seen before but will absolutely love. That’s the main objective. But we want to take it even further than that. It’s going to be a total experience that will be unforgettable. I don’t do things by halves and working with Paul from Studio 2 has been a pleasure in setting this up.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE EXPECT?

We’re pulling out all the stops to make Funkology as exciting and different a night as we can. As well as great music from the bands and DJs, you can expect a lot of other fun things.

Step through our magic portal into a whole other dimension of sound and colour. Parr Street Studio 2 will be transformed into a mysterious and magical playground where Funk is its own reward.

Browse for rare grooves in our special vinyl store. Like a song the DJs are playing? Chances are you’ll be able to take it home with you.

Get some lessons of Funk from our troupe of DJs, or chill in the Main Bar and watch footage from classic Funk shows from across the years.

Free prosecco on arrival for everyone (while stocks last, so don’t dawdle). Special early-bird and late-night cocktail and drinks offers.

And, of course, the main event – this month’s featured band, The Big Smoke Family.

HOW MUCH?

We’ve extended the availability of our Early Bird tickets which are just £6 (plus booking fee) from See Tickets (click here). Get these while they last! A limited amount of printed tickets can be purchased directly from Studio 2. This is an absolute bargain for a long night full of great music and surprises. I heartily recommend that anyone with even the slightest desire to dance and enjoy great live music should make the effort to come down and partake in the festivities. If we want to have great, exciting events like this happen in our city, then we all need to support them.

WHAT NEXT?

Our next event will be in November and we already have great acts lined up for that one! But it all depends on people coming down and helping us make this opening night a real success!

COMPETITION

Exclusive prize for Planet Slop: TWO free tickets to Funkology Volume 1.

To win, we just want to know what was the best Funk band that you ever saw live, where and when. Let us know in comments.

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The first Funkology takes place on Friday 28th September at Studio 2, Parr Street. Advance tickets are available now.