Congo Faith Healers

Gypsy Swing Blues Band

Are you ready for some down and dirty savage swamp infested gypsy blues!? The Congo Faith Healers are like nothing you have heard or experienced before!

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Are you ready for some down and dirty savage swamp infested gypsy blues!? The Congo Faith Healers are like nothing you have heard or experienced before!

Combining down and dirty swamp infested gypsy blues with wild savage guitar playing, voodoo vocals, latin american drum and trumpet grooves with rockabilly swing double bass and hooks that you will be singing for days, they have one of the most intense and utterly compelling live shows around!

No wonder the Congo Faith Healers are in the Independents Top 10 Bands to see live in London!!!

The band have previously worked with top industry producers Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, the Gypsy Kings,) and Grammy Award winner Cameron Craig (Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse), and have recently released their twelve track debut album “Ju Ju Mix”, which was recorded in just two days and has been blazing a trail across the land to unprecedented reviews.

As diverse and unique as the bands image and members is also their gig history:

The band have played the Edinburgh Moonwalk 2012 in front of 10000 people, performed in Trafalgar Square two years running for the West End Live Festival, have played at Battersea Powerstation, The Globe Theatre in London, The Secret Garden Party, and performed at the FX/HBO True Blood series Launch Party!

They have supported and played with bands such as Razorlight, KT Tunstall (who called the band “The best band I have ever seen”, Supergrass, Mick Jones and have even been invited by Franz Ferdinand to play at one of their parties. Ronnie Wood, Bob Geldof, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Mark Lamarr are also fans of the band – Mark Lamarr featured them twice as special guests on his BBC Radio 2 Show Gods Jukebox!

The CFH have recently completed a tour of Northern Cyprus and have floored audiences in Cannes, Qatar and Dubai at a Jack Daniels sponsored event.

The CFH are that truly unique beast!

A band that blend their collective influences to create something totally fresh and exhilarating.

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“What can I say about Sonny West and The Congo Faith Healers. They are just a corps of master musicians, but more than this they have such a great chemistry as a band. Sonny West is a brilliant musician writing some amazing songs which unlike so many tunes which require several listenings, are instantly appealing.

What a great front man he is too, holding the audience in the palm of his hand.  He has a fantastic voice and plays a superb guitar producing fabulous musical harmonics with both the amazing trumpet playing of Si ( the lips) Taylor and Steve New on Double Bass. Jay Tubsman on the drums is an absolute master of latin and ska beats and together they create a munificent, throbbing resonance that compels people to tap their feet, wobble their hips and get up dancing.

They know how to pace their music with beautiful quietude building up to storm crashing crescendos that sweeps the audience along in their wake.

They had the whole room on their feet and received a huge ovation at the end of their sets. I absolutely love this band with a passion and cannot understand why they are not up there at the very highest levels of the music industry.

Tell your friends about it people, we need to Keep Music Live.”
Otis Mack, Tubby Blues Club Cheltenham

“Just a little note to say a massive thank you for playing at our corporate event last night. You went down an absolute storm and managed to get everyone up dancing. You really added something special to the evening and I will definitely be recommending you to fellow party organisers. Thanks again for making the party – I’m still humming the tunes now!”
Kelly Spooner, Private Event

“Rob and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night; you were absolutely fantastic and we had such a wonderful time. We chose you because we thought that you would be able to involve so many of the various guests and that certainly proved to be the case last night. The number of people dancing during your sets is testament to the wonderful energy of your music and the engaging and involving nature of the band.  We are so pleased that you agreed to play, you made it one great party!  We will be hunting down a copy of your album! Many thanks!”
Lizzie and Rob Garside, Private Event

‘We had an absolutely amazing day and part of that was because of the great music. It was brilliant to have the boys play.  Everyone loved the band and the amount of people on the dancefloor at the end was testament to that.  The energy and presence the band bring to their set is awesome and ensures that no matter how reserved you are, you just have to move your feet and dance, which is what good live music is all about.  The band’s originality and respect for the blues, mambo and swing elements of their sound really comes through and those who hadn’t heard their set before were soon singing and moving to the chorus lines, like they were in the heart of New Orleans.”
Carl de Souza, Private Event

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to The Congo Faith Healers for playing at Rose’s party on Saturday – the band and music went down very well and were everything we hoped they would be, great to dance to and it was a fab success as far as we are concerned.”
Charlie Markes, Private Event

“CFH were everything we expected and more; a high energy, high tempo blast of pure enjoyment which had everyone on their feet. The band were professional at all times and delivered an excellent performance we’re unlikely to forget.  Highly recommended and highly entertaining. Please pass on our thanks to the boys for the performance and also our thanks to you for arranging everything – as the quote above implies it really was unforgettable.”
Patrick Hamill, Private Event

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