The Clubs

The Clubs

 11218, New York, USA
BandR&BFunk

This band is here to get down. That's it.
From every corner of the stage, you're going to be hit with incredible, original soul and funky sounds. The Clubs blending of original tunes and old school jams makes every night one to remember.

Biography

THE CLUBS JUST RETURNED FROM CORK IRELAND PLAYING TO SOLD OUT CROWDS AT THE GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018 FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW IN OCTOBER 2018!!!

Singer, Ian Kirkman founded The Clubs and they have grown into one of NYC's most solid and longest running Funk/Jazz acts. The Clubs have the signature Brooklyn sound. Their unique vibe showcases the influences of Soul, Funk, Jazz with a keen songwriting flair not seen in any of their contemporaries. They have drawn comparisons to modern stars like Jamiroquoi, Beck and Spearhead. Ian Kirkman's sweet lyrical style has traces of Al Jarreau and Bill Withers . Bassist Adam Neely youtube and instagram star of Bass and music education holds it down with a deep understanding of rhythm, harmony and groove. Drumming phenom Josh Bailey has toured the US and Europe working with a multitude of projects, but has finally found a home framing the intense rhythm section of The Clubs. Alto Sax and Flutist Evan Frances is an alum of the Michael Buble orchestra and countless New York Jazz and salsa ensembles was recently awarded one Downbeat magazines up and coming flutists. Andrew Miramonti, scorches intricate melodies with always tight grooves is The Clubs seasoned guitar player and multi-instrumentalist. Kevin Moehringer, the hardest working trombone player in NYC and who's huge sound is front and center in The Clubs plays homage to the great bone players of funk including Fred Wesley and Wyclef Gordon.  Their sound does not stop there vocalist Ki ki Hawkins a Julliard protege and vocal powerhouse brings this project into the forefront of funk and dance music today.


The new album, FUNK ON THE FLOOR dropped October 15th!

Reach The Clubs at:
Theclubsband.com
Facebook.com/theclubs
instagram.com/theclubsbk

or 
sam@regalstarentertainment.com
917-663-5444 for booking

Lyrics

Got ta Work

Written By: Ian Kirkman (The Clubs)

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

Ring Ring on the Telephone
Sting Sting cause I can’t go home
Gotta Bring Bring ya daddy home
Any Thing Thing ta make ya moan
But a

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

So are you doin doin doin doin
A job you were born to do
Or are you losin losin losin losin losin
A love to make to make 2 and 2

Grind,
I’ve got ta grind
Just give me time
To see you baby
But a

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

I got to have a blue skies
I got to have a brown eyes
I got to have a high tide
I got to have a low ride
I got to have a tall trees
I got to have a warm seas
I got to have a cool breeze
I got to have my baby with me
With me
Can’t you
Seeeee
But ahhh

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

Blue Skies will come my way
If only you could be here today
But I
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work
Got ta Work

Blue Janet

Written By: Ian Kirkman (The Clubs)

Today was a –
Different day
She saw the wind
And she smelled the hay
Janet set on out in a hasty way
We all thought she was just
Finding her way
And she was

Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Yea she was Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
She was ah Blue Janet
Up on the ridge

We didn’t know
-
How high she could fly

The look in her eyes
I should of known something was wrong
The look in her eyes
I should of known all along
The look in her eyes
Would of made the devil cry
The look in her eyes
I won’t forget till the day I die

And She was

Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Yea she was Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
She was ah Blue Janet
Up on the ridge

We didn’t know
-
How high she could fly

The poet and prophet might never meet
But the sun and the stars saw them speak
Through Janet
Through Janet

Life and love in this little world
Can sometimes be too much for a little girl
Blue Janet
Blue Janet

Too many blocks on that little back
Please girl Please girl come back
Blue Janet
Blue Janet

Too many blocks on that little back
Awwww, she ain’t comin back
Blue Janet
Blue Janet

We didn’t know
-
How high she could fly

Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
Yea she was Blue Janet
Up on the ridge
She was ah Blue Janet
Up on the ridge

We didn’t know
-
How -
high -
she -
could -
fly…

Oohweee (Super Groove Ride)

Written By: Ian Kirkman (The Clubs)

Good Evening
I’d Like to Welcome you to laid back living large in full reclination
This is the
Groove Station
You better be
Vibrating
Take your sweetie by your side
You can hear the sirens and it don’t make no difference,
Cause you’ll be grooving high
My, my
Don’t ask why
Just you and your mama getting real high on a
Laid back laid back
Super Groove ride
Hear that organ
Hear dem drums
I said the bass be thumpin
Ya betta give me some
Oooh baby you look nice
Brotha you got hands
Oooh baby you look nice
Brotha you got hands
Oooh baby you look nice
Brotha you got hands
Oooh baby you look nice
Come here quick and say
Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh Oooh
Oooh Oooh Oooh OoohOooh
Ooohweee
We’re goin a super groove ride
Ooohweee
We’re goin a super groove ride
Ooohweee
We’re goin a super groove ride
Ooohweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ahhhhhOoohweeeeeeeeeeeeeeYeahhh

All the people getting down tonight
Hearing my super groove jam they’re gonna feel
Just right
And the Ladies saddle up and the fellas get your thing
You gonna be grooved out when this beast starts to bring
Come on
Ooohweee
Right there
Ooohweee
Get in to it
Ooohweee
Get yourself on it
Ooohweee
Don’t Don’t stop it
Ooohweee
You know you want some
Ooohweee
You goin on a super groove ride to the top and you know you best be singing
Ooohweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
ahhhhhOoohweeeeeeeeeeeeeeYeahhh
Just give it to me and don’t stop tlll I beg you
Please please please
We gonna go baby all night
We gonna snuggle up just right
You know I want you to be warm
You know you need me to behehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

So if you wanna get on a Super Groove Ride
You betta hit rewind
You gotta take it right back to the top
Get any lady, put this motha on to drop
She’ll be sayin
Oohweee
She’ll be sayin
Oohweee
She’ll be sayin
Oohweee
She’ll be sayin
Oohweee
She’ll be sayin
I heard about this song
Brothas be puttin it on and on
Then she’ll be like, oh I see why
It just makes me feel so hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

Discography

Funk on The Floor 2017
Vinyl - Digital - CD

The Clubs 2010
Vinyl - Digital - CD

Oohweee (Super Groove Ride) 2010 - (Single)

Live at The Bitter End (EP) 2009 -
CD and Digital Download