Leroy Burgess & Saving coco
United States | Live
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, arranger and composer, Burgess’ impact on the history of dance music, from the birth of house to the founding of boogie, is beyond measure.
Indeed it was MCDE, curating the Nuits Sonores festival in 2016, who invited his idol to play a greatest hits show backed by a ten-piece live band. The resulting one-off spectacle caught the imagination of the international media, programmers and artists of the callibre of Boo Williams, Sadar Bahar, Lakuti and DJ Harvey, who all took their place in the crowd for an hour of breathtaking live music that has already gone down in legend.
In 2017, further to that unique adventure, results that the first shoots of Leroy Burgess’ very first European tour started to grow. That’s right: Mr Burgess is now setting off on the road with a full backing band described by the man himself as among “the finest that I’ve ever had the honour of sharing a stage with, in 50 years performing”.
A rare encounter with one of the artists most secretly idolised by producers of Chicago house and soulful house, as well as disco diggers, the world over.