- The Blackbyrds
- Funk/ Jazz/ Soul
US R&B/jazz-funk fusion group formed in Washington DC in 1973 by trumpeter Donald Byrd along with some of his students (from Howard University).
The Blackbyrds became famous for their 1975 hit Walking in Rhythm, which sold more than a million copies and earned them a Grammy nomination.
The band released their self-titled debut in 1973 and split in 1978, but not before laying down a number of hugely influential tracks that would later be sampled by a new generation of rappers.
Events for The Blackbyrds
- Fri 4th Oct 2019 WAR, Cymande, The BlackbyrdsO2 Academy Bristol (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Oct 2019 WAR, Cymande, The BlackbyrdsO2 Academy Brixton (Brixton)Buy Tickets
- Sun 6th Oct 2019 WAR, Cymande, The BlackbyrdsO2 Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 20th Dec 2019 The BlackbyrdsJazz Cafe (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sat 21st Dec 2019 The BlackbyrdsJazz Cafe (Camden)Buy Tickets