05.30. Wednesday 20:00

LMT Connection feat. Joel Parisien (USA/CAN)

Veteran soul group LMT Connection (Leroy Emmanuel Guitar/vocals, Mark Rogers Drums and John Irvine Bass/vocals) have been turning music fans into full-blown funkateers for 29 years. True masters of their craft they’ve recorded six albums, played over 6000 shows including 12 tours of Europe (2003-2012) and 5 tours of China (2013-2017). When at home in Canada they’ve remarkably held a 20 year residency at the legendary Orbit Room in Toronto on Wednesday nights. 
Right from the start, they adhered to a philosophy of playing every show with stadium concert intensity, regardless of attendance. This mantra manifested many opportunities for the band along the way, sharing the stage with Al Green, Tower of Power, The Temptaions, jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, Alex Lifeson of Rush and blues legend BB King on his 80th birthday tour. In time, their original music found its way into the hands of producers, promoters and distributors in Europe, which opened new doors overseas, and connected LMT with the world-renowned Chops Horns (Dave Watson Tenor Sax, Darryl Dixon Alto Sax).
The New Jersey-based horn section already had an impressive resume of their own; they had just come off the road with Alicia Keys and were known for having played with The Police, The Rolling Stones, and George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic, to name a few. In 2005, they joined LMT Connection for a month-long tour of Europe, adding keyboardist Joel Parisien to the mix, and doubling the original line-up to a now expanded six-piece. (As another note of interest, the same personnel, with Parisien up front, would go on to form a highly successful side project called Newworldson, garnering four Juno© nominations - the Canadian equivalent to a Grammy© - for Gospel Album of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013).
For LMT Connection, funk is truly the final frontier; the expedition progresses unabated, and the borders continue to be explored and re-drawn.

Tickets in advance: 2000 HUF, on the door: 2500 HUF