THE EXCITEMENTS are a soul and funk band that was formed in Barcelona back in 2010. Since then they’ve built themselves a reputation as one of the most energized and excting live acts on the European soul circuit. Their music is a self-penned cocktail of old school soul and gritty funk that takes its inspiration from icons like Etta James, Tina Turner and James Brown and labels like Chess and Stax.

Fronted by the charismatic Koko-Jean Davis, the band’s live performance have drawn comparison with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings but through late March you can make up your own minds about that when the band embark on a mini UK tour. The dates are as follows (and as ever, check with the venues for full info)

19/03 LONDON Jazz Cafe Camden

20/03 BRIGHTON Komedia

21/03 NEWCASTLE The Cluny

22/03 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall