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Nick Pride and the Pimptones are a funk / jazz / soul band based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Pimptones were formed in 2007 as a project for guitarist, composer and arranger Nick Pride. Their record label Record Kicks describes them as “a deep funk / jazz-dance outfit playing original material in the style of The Meters, JTQ and Charlie Hunter. The group is equally at home in a noisy nightclub or intimate jazz setting, and is most likely to bring the roof down with their heavy dancefloor grooves, big breaks and sophisticated jazz numbers.”

The group first caught the eye of funk fans with their single "Deeper Pimp" on Wack Records, the track was championed by Craig Charles (Funk&Soul Show on BBC6), Francesco Adinolfi (Radio2 RAI) and Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz) among others.

Since they have been one of the most prolific bands around having released three albums in as many years. Following in the success of his previous 2 albums, 2009's 'It's The Pimptones!!!' and 2011's 'Midnight Feast of Jazz'. Their latest release 'Rejuiced Phat Shake' features 14 brand new tracks, the album goes a long way to showing the bands growth from their jazz/funk roots, offering plays host to a myriad of guest artists, such as Susan Hamilton (Take care of my love) and Courtney Velecia (Hex on my soul).