At a raucous, out of hand 150-person house party near Hammersmith, Brother Zulu performed their very first gig to an inebriated audience of budding scientists, engineers and medic students. Their eclectic setlist, wild genre jumps and spellbound audience set the tone for what was to come from the London natives.
The band's members have border-crossing tastes: 1970s soul brought on by lead singer Max Tuohy meets a jazz essence embodied by guitarist Alex Hillman; the back catalogue of rare groove and funk that inspires bassist Noah Nelson meets the heavier hip-hop and rock grooves of drummer Youssef Abdelkhalek. Combining the many elements of Brother Zulu is a production style as unique as it’s varied members, curated by versatile producer, keys player and classically trained flautist Lawrence Ajadi.
The band has received the 2019 Spotlight Award from the Mayor of London and had their latest release 'Ice Cold' featured as BBC Radio 1's track of the week in November 2019.