Roy’s Big Smoke Family is a funky collective led by drummer Roy Pfeffer. The band play some of the greatest funk to come from New Orleans with original arrangements and a contemporary approach. All the while keeping it finger-snapping good!
The band started from Roy’s desire to pay homage to some of the artists and music he grew up listening to, including the groovy sounds of the New Orleans Funk movement in the 60s and 70s. Our own brand of Funk is played with the warmth of Jazz and the passion of gospel and rhythm and blues.
The Big Smoke Family blows like a Jazz band but plays traditional grooves, putting the main emphasis on a communicative gig. Our sole aim is to get everyone up to dance!
The RBSF are making serious waves on the UK music scene. Regularly selling out Ronnie Scott’s in Soho and other residencies at The Shoreditch, Charlie Wright’s, The Archduke and regular appearances at the RichMix, The band also played some incredible shows at some of the UK’s hottest festivals including the London Jazz Festival, Bestival and Secret Garden Party.
“We are a totally organic collective, we just keep growing, and we only ever get funkier.”