04-Jun-2020 | Brand New Heavies - Special Anniversary Releases

Brand New Heavies - Special Anniversary Releases

Can it really be thirty years since The Brand New Heavies’ debut album first strutted its way into the public eye with a romantic’s heart, a hedonist’s spirit and a Superfly sensibility?


May 1990 The Brand New Heavies released ‘that blue album’ and with it came a winning formula which would go on to earn them 16 top 40 hits and three million worldwide album sales not to mention two UK Platinum albums. Emerging at the heart of the Acid Jazz scene, their self-titled 1990 debut made an instant impact with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and over the last three decades the band have not let up releasing enduring classics such as You Are The Universe, Midnight At The Oasis & Dream Come True to name but a few.


To celebrate these thirty years the band are releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl, the first 7-inch release since Stay This Way came out in 1992. The 7-inch will contain the vocal performances of both Beverley Knight and N’Dea Davenport on Beautiful and Getaway respectively and as well as this we’ve put together an exclusive digital EP entitled ‘The Funk’ which includes previously unreleased tracks.

The Funk EP

The Funk EP goes back to their roots with three tracks recorded at the sessions for the TBNH album. The Beak is classic Heavies with a tough drum break allied to a tight horn arrangement, and comes complete with a Headhunters inspired coda. Candy Town sees the band hook up with Dutch saxophonist and hit maker Candy Dulfer for an easy grooving slice of jazz-funk. 

Both of these titles are previously unreleased and are joined by the album cut The Funk Is Back to round out the release. Both The Beak & Candy Town are already seeing play on Jazz FM, where they are expected to be playlisted.

The Funk EP 

  1. The Beak 
  2. Candy Ft. Candy Dulfer
  3. The Funk Is Back