Ijebu Pleasure Club

80s Meets Afrobeat Big Band - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre 80s, Funk, Top 40
  • Members 11
  • Price Premium

Let us introduce you to IJEBU PLEASURE CLUB….

It’s 1986 in a small town in Nigeria, and this covers band have just been told they need to switch from playing Afrobeat to covering USA Top 40 hits to keep their gig. They don’t own any of the records, but they’re going to give it a try. What would that sound like?

Ijebu Pleasure Club will show you - mashing up the Afrobeat style of Fela Kuti with hits of the 80’s you’ll remember (and perhaps some best-forgotten).

Introducing singer Nuel Nonso Nwachukwu from Nigeria, the band pulls together 10 experienced NZ jazz, funk & soul musicians who have performed and recorded with groups such as The Hot Grits, Katchafire, Homebrew, Very Tall Stories, Spiral, Ko-lab, Solaa and the Ngaruawahia High School Big Band.

With a powerful 5-horn lineup, and tight-grooving rhythm section, this band will get you on your feet dancing and will convince you that ALL pop music comes from the mother-land Africa.

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Audio Samples

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It

Song List

Let’s Dance - David Bowie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
What’s Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
Superfreak - Rick James
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Lady - Fela Kuti
Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti
and many more…