“Let the Verbalists be your guide,” says Simon from The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies are a British music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the dance scene for well over three decades — and shows no sign of stopping. They came to prominence in the early 90’s with hits like “Never Stop” and “Sometimes.” This summer Verbalists had a great pleasure to meet and interview Simon Bartholomew, guitarist and frontman of this famous British band.

The band was formed in 1985 by drummer/keyboard player Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew and bassist/keyboard player Andrew Levy, longtime schoolmates from the London suburb of Ealing. The group was originally instrumental and was inspired by James Brown and Meter Records, which the band members listened to.

The Brand New Heavies’ founders, Simon and Andrew, are also co-authors and producers: 16 of their singles have entered the Top 40 charts, and they sold 2.5 million albums to date.


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