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Coming out the blocks with the freshest and most unique fusion of rock ’n’ roll, hiphop, dubstep and electro –
Presenting White Powder Gold.
The band equally draw influences from the likes of The Sex Pistols, Beastie Boys, Prodigy, The Beatles and Beres
Hammond, all amounting to WPG’s sound hitting you like a 70’s psychedelic trip down Carnaby street on route to a ...See More
Art Rocker Magazine
“ A band on a mission to filter dubstep, electro, R&B and hip-hop through the cosmic gateways of melodic pop “
Can’t Stop Me Now, remix Lewi White, put something dark and gritty together and that’s exactly what he did with this. It’s got a really haunted feel to it.
“ White Powder Gold are promoting a unique blend of hip hop and rock music which speaks with importance… “
The Brighton Source
“ Live, these guys reek of punk and rock influences, delivering their vocals with ferocious energy as their guitarist lets lose and their drummer bangs the shit out his skins. On record their music is simultaneously brash and thoughtful “
“ White Powder Gold got next, new band mixing everything from punk to roots reggae, rap and soul in addition to sending a real positive and independent message lyrically. “
“ After enjoying overwhelming industry support from the underground up, White Powder Gold are now ready to take their unique sound to the masses, one step at a time. “
Pb Underground: song 30 days
“A funk revival is happening and this band should be king”. London Jazz
The PB Underground, led by star drummer Pete Ray Biggin, is the UK’s hottest funk sensation. Since forming in 2008 the band has been taking the UK funk scene by storm, building its loyal fan base and sweeping reviewers off their feet in a blitz of energy, showmanship and ferocious musical talent. The PBUG musicians are a who’s who of the hottest session players on the London scene. Regular singers include Daniel Pearce, Brendan Reilly, Imaani, Vanessa Haynes and Patrick Alan. The core rhythm section features Matt Cooper (keyboards), Ben Jones (guitar) and Alexei Elfenbein (bass), while Dan Carpenter (trumpet) heads up a stellar horn section together with Sean Freeman & Richard Beesley (saxes), and Alistair White (trombone). Pete Ray Biggin is the band’s MD and predominant songwriter – a drummer of cult status as a member of the drummerworld.com elite, and a regular performer with bands including Level 42, Incognito, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson.
A quick rewind through the band’s shows to date kicks off with their barnstorming support slot for funk giants Tower of Power at Koko in March 2012, where reviewers and audience agreed that the PBUG gave the funk legends a serious run for their money.
“This was a slick amalgam of funk and jazz riffing, loose enough to attract people who appreciate improvised music, and funky enough to satisfy a heritage funk audience” Jazzwise
Prior to sellout 2012 shows across the major London jazz venues, the PBUG headlined at the Jazz Café in November 2011 as part of the London Jazz Festival, popping up en route at venues including Kensington Roof Gardens, the Pigalle Club, Cargo and Maya. Track back further and you’ll see the birth of the PB Underground in a couple of spontaneous late-night sessions at Abbey Road, establishing its reputation as a fireball of energy from the first beat… and they haven’t let up since!
2014 seems to be the year the world has woken up to the new sound of funk, with international festivals and more huge London shows in the offing – stay tuned!
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As well as an artist in his own right, Wayne is a songwriter for other artists.
He has written for Sony, Island, Warners, Freestyle, London etc. The Radio 2 single of the week,"Whatever I Choose I Lose" available on iTunes
was written by Wayne for the band Fried along with three other critically acclaimed songs.
His self penned Radio 2 playlisted single "I've Changed My Ways" is available on iTunes