Mondatta Funk at Norwich Arts Centre

Colin Wilson Norwich's most powerful funk-machine, Mondatta Funk, return for a Funk Explosion at Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday night.

Colin Wilson

Norwich's most powerful funk-machine, Mondatta Funk, return for a Funk Explosion at Norwich Arts Centre on Saturday night (8pm).

With the addition of horns, harmonies and percussion, the groove should prove infectious and the funk mightier than ever.

Founding members Mark Howes and Chris Griggs had a vision of bringing the funk sounds of the Sixties and Seventies to Norwich.

In previous line-ups they played at the King Street music festival and headlined UEA.

With a number of changes on the bass they finally found Kieran Brennan and slotted him into the mix of wah-wah and punchy funk rhythms. At a rehearsal they stumbled across a jazz poster of Miss Lauren Dove's detail. They called her up and were blown away by the dirty funk and soul in her voice. They were now a unit.

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Following spring's sell-out performance Mondatta Funk return to the Arts Centre with the Mondatta Funk Explosion - a 12-piece line-up with blasting horn lines, sultry Soul harmonies and a deadly groove.

Support comes from the Boogaloons and Next Big Thing 2008 finalists Killamonjambo.

t 01603 660352 (£5adv/£6door) Norwich Arts Centre box office; www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk