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The Big Smoke Family was formed in 2012 from a vibrant music scene in east London. The band fuse New Orleans and UK funk to create a unique sound and infectious groove.

They can regularly be seen playing sell out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s, The Hootannay, Pizza Express, Bussey Building and many more and have played memorable festivals dates at Bestival, Secret Garden Party and the London Jazz Festival to name a few. Electrifying performers and with credits that include Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Zigaboo, Seal, Ernest Ranglin and many more the BSF are some of the UK’s funkiest musicians.


“A great modern take on the Mardi Gras Indian theme” - Galactic

“Nola-tastic” - The New Mastersounds

“Always brilliant” - Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club