Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings have almost singlehandedly revived soul and funk music. Their four critically acclaimed albums captured the essence of Motown and Stax Records in their heyday, gaining them a cult-like following. This nine-piece Brooklyn collective continues to electrify fans with their devotion to heart-felt soul music, incredible live shows and a relentless touring schedule.
As distinguished as their recordings may be, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have become truly renowned thanks to their incredible live show and relentless touring. Although it’s no easy task to keep such a vast ensemble on the road, the band continues to pack hundreds of clubs worldwide, including two consecutive sold out shows last year at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre, a historical evening at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Band Shell that brought a reported crowd of nearly 20,000 people and show-stopping sets at SXSW, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, North Sea Jazz Festival, and WOMAD. Most recently, the band has been invited by fellow soul enthusiast, Prince, to open for him at his shows in New York City, Paris, and Ghent. At each show, Ms. Jones And the Dap-Kings were asked to join Prince on stage for collaborations during his set.