Leftfoot Promoter Information
Leftfoot is a brand that never stands still and is continually striving to push underground music in Birmingham and beyond.
It has recently hosted some of the world’s finest DJ’s and producers including Ben UFO, Jackmaster, Theo Parish, Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff, Mala, Floating Points, Horse Meat Disco Julio Bashmore, Gaslamp Killer, Jacques Greene, Maxxi Soundsystem as well as number of incredible live acts such as Bonobo, Youngblood Brass Band, Mount Kimbie, Hiatus Kaiyote, Ghostpoet, Gregory Porter, Troumaca, Portico Quartet, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Jose James.
Leftfoot was founded back in 2000 by Adam Regan and Richard Whittingham, and has evolved into one of the most important left-of-centre, soul-based projects in the UK.
Having travelled the world with Different Drummer Soundsystem, the Birmingham-born DJ’s were keen to recreate the atmosphere and attitude of their favourite European clubs. Back in 2000, Birmingham was in the grip of two equally horrendous musical forms, the mainstream and completely un- Funky House and the student-friendly, music-by-numbers known as big beat. Leftfoot quickly became a haven for fans of leftfield, soulful music, and guests like Kruder & Dorfmeister, Keb Darge, Jazzanova, Fabio, Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig & Fila Brazillia regularly played to crowds of 7-800 people. The venue quickly gained a reputation as one of the best in the country and nights like Substance, Procreation & Capsule all contributed to it’s growing credibility.
In 2003, Leftfoot was voted “Best Clubnight” on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Radio Show and came runners-up to Co-Op in 2004. And the list of artists that continued to join the dots between house, hip-hop, disco, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, drum&bass, techno, afrobeat & latin, started to grow. Lee Scratch Perry, Roots Manuva, Dego (4-Hero), Ty, Mr Scruff, Jazzy Jeff, Rainer Truby, Daddy G (Massive Attack), Kenny Dope Gonzales, King Britt, Quantic Soul Orchestra & Norman Jay, all featured over the coming years with nights as far afield as Paris, San Francisco, Croatia, Liverpool, London & Nottingham.
Leftfoot now resides in the more intimate surroundings of the Hare & Hounds & Bull’s Head but continues to push underground soul music for the people of Birmingham and beyond.