It’s been said that all DJ’s are just failed drummers. But what do you know, Jimi Needles – esteemed bootleg vendor and fader wrecker – has a “side” project of that’s more sophisticated than your average disc jockey.
Hannah Williams and The Tastemakers ,for which Jimi is the drummer ,create a timeless sound that invokes the holy trilogy of musical terms bandied about by parental types – “Funky.. Soulful…Groovy..” you name a cringe worthy adjective and these guys have been tarred with it.
Fronted by the magnificent lungs of Hannah Williams the band are deftly led with a voice that slides from strutting brass to slippery tones of emotion. From their previous incarnation as Hannah Williams and The One Takes their robust tune-smithing and tight performances were matched with recordings on the rawer side of engineering. The untempered productions and powerful renderings gave the band the abiding motor-city timbre that struck chords with everyone from Craig Charles to Sharon Jones.
Ahead of their debut album “Hill Of Feathers” due for release on October 15th Hannah Williams and The Tastemakers are steadily ascending the Soundcloud charts with Work It Out. Available now on Bandcamp.