|Brand New Heavies|
|Origin||Ealing, London, England|
|Genre(s)||Acid jazz, Funk|
|Label(s)||Acid Jazz, Delicious Vinyl, FFRR, Chrysalis UK, EDEL|
|Associated acts||N'Dea Davenport|
The Brand New Heavies are an acid jazz and funk group formed in 1985 in Ealing, a suburb of London, England. Ealing is a Town in the London Borough of Ealing. It is a Suburban development situated 7 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz in USA is a Musical genre that combines elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-hop Most Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Delicious Vinyl is an American Independent record label founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987 and based in Los Angeles N'Dea Davenport ( May 6, 1966) is a Grammy Award -nominated American R&B / soul Singer best known for her role Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz in USA is a Musical genre that combines elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-hop Most Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Ealing is a Town in the London Borough of Ealing. It is a Suburban development situated 7 South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
The Brand New Heavies began in the 1980s as an instrumental acid jazz group called Brother International. Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz in USA is a Musical genre that combines elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-hop Most 
The group came up with the Heavies name after signing their first record contract, borrowing from a liner note on a James Brown single declaring the artist "Minister of New Super Heavy Funk". James Joseph Brown Jr (May 3 1933 – December 25 2006 commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul" the "King of Funk" and "The  As The Brand New Heavies, they gained a cult following in the London club scene and soon signed to Cooltempo as acid jazz replaced rare groove in clubs. Cooltempo Records is a subsidiary of EMI. The label released albums by artists like Kenny Thomas, Milli Vanilli, Adeva, Shara Nelson Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz in USA is a Musical genre that combines elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-hop Most The band would issued a debut recording for Eddie Pillar's Acid Jazz label in 1990 with Jay Ella Ruth as lead singer. Acid jazz (also known as groove jazz in USA is a Musical genre that combines elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-hop Most 
A single, "Got To Give", came out on Cooltempo before the Brand New Heavies signed to Acid Jazz Records and released Brand New Heavies to critical acclaim. Acid Jazz Records is a Record label based in east London. It takes its name from Acid Jazz, a genre of Jazz music Brand New Heavies is the eponymous debut album by British Acid jazz and Funk group the Brand New Heavies. The band signed to a division of Chrysalis Records in the UK, and American distribution was picked up by influential label Delicious Vinyl, and N'Dea Davenport (who had signed an artist development deal with Delicious Vinyl) joined the group. Chrysalis Records was a British Record label that was created in 1969 Delicious Vinyl is an American Independent record label founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987 and based in Los Angeles N'Dea Davenport ( May 6, 1966) is a Grammy Award -nominated American R&B / soul Singer best known for her role An artist development deal is usually the first of a Recording artist 's contracts with a major Record label. Delicious Vinyl is an American Independent record label founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987 and based in Los Angeles A revamped version of the first album with vocals by N'Dea Davenport was then released, and the singles "Dream Come True" and "Never Stop," both with Davenport vocals, became hits on both sides of the Atlantic.
The group's appearance with MC Serch (formerly of 3rd Bass) and Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest) at a performance in New York City, inspired the group to incorporate elements of hip hop music. MC Serch (born Michael Berrin on May 6, 1967) is an American hip hop MC and former member of 3rd Bass. 3rd Bass was an American Hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was notable for being one of the first successful Interracial Q-Tip (born Jonathan Davis, April 10, 1970, in Harlem New York) is an American hip-hop emcee, Singer, Actor A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group formed in 1988 The City of New York Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Their next album was the critically acclaimed Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1, which included collaborations with Guru of Gang Starr and The Pharcyde, among others, but lacked any female vocals. Guru (born Keith Edward Elam, July 17 1966 is an American Rapper, and the lyrical half of the hip-hop group Gang Starr, together with Gangstar redirects here For the video game see Gangstar Crime City. The Pharcyde is an Alternative hip hop group from the West coast of the United States
Brother Sister (1994) was the last album for a while with N'Dea Davenport, who had left to complete her solo album (which she had put on hold to join the Heavies). Brother Sister is an album by Brand New Heavies. Track listing "Have A Good Time" – 312 "Brother Sister" This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994. The album spawned more singles, though one of them, a cover of Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis," was popular only in the UK because it was not included in the US version of the album. Maria Muldaur (born Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica D'Amato, 12 September 1943, in Greenwich Village, New York) is a roots- folk " Midnight at the Oasis " is a 1973 rock song which was performed by singer Maria Muldaur and was her best known hit peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
Siedah Garrett joined the group for their next album, Shelter (1997). Siedah Garrett (born June 24 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is an American R&B Singer, Academy Award Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert It contained the minor hit, the Carole King-penned song "You've Got A Friend" that was originally made famous by James Taylor. Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts Again, though, this song did not appear on the US version of the album.
The Brand New Heavies then released their greatest hits album, Trunk Funk (2000) with Carleen Anderson on vocals for some newly recorded songs, followed by the Japan only album We Won't Stop (2003) featuring a variety of vocalists and Allaboutthefunk (2004) featuring British singer Nicole Russo on vocals. See also 2004 in music (UK Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels The Brand New Heavies are an Acid jazz and Funk group formed in 1985 in Ealing, a Suburb of London, England.
In April 2006, the Brand New Heavies reunited with N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl. A new album, Get Used to It was released on 27 June 2006 via Starbucks and more traditional music retail outlets. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Starbucks Corporation ( is an international Coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle Washington. The album was recorded in New York and London; and the lead single "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" was issued in early May. The City of New York The single was notable for being one of very few late releases to feature the trademarked "A Tom Moulton Mix", as the legendary disco pioneer had been asked to contribute mixes. A Tom Moulton Mix is a phrase indicating that a Dance record had been mixed by Tom Moulton. Later that year, their song "Jump 'N' Move" was featured on the soundtrack for the 2006 computer animated film, Happy Feet, and the in-game soundtrack for 2004's NBA Live 2005. Happy Feet is an Australian -produced 2006 computer-animated Comedy-drama musical Film, directed and co-written The NBA Live series of Basketball Video games, published by EA Sports, is currently one of the leading National Basketball Association The band toured at the end of 2006.
(born 17 May 1966 in Ealing)
(born 16 October 1965 in Ealing)
(born 20 July 1966 in Ealing)
|bass, keyboards, writer, producer||1985-present|
|Lascelles Gordon||percussion, guitar||debut album (1991)|
|Jim Wellman||tenor sax, soprano sax, keyboards||debut album (1991)|
(born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA)