‘We’re Preston’s best band’

Prepare to get funky this June when Preston band Tripitaka take centre stage at the city’s New Continental for a third time.

Friday, 23rd May 2014, 1:00 pm

The eight-piece band continue their adventures through the Land of the Good Groove and have landed back on their home turf to put on a show.

Their previous two gigs at The Continental have completely sold out and this one is set to be no different.

With their own blend of soul and jazz infused with funk, Tripitaka have a huge North West fan base, and saxophonist Aaron Siggs, boasts they are the “best band in Preston”.

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The gig on Friday, June 6, will see Aaron perform alongside Chris Jones on trombone, Shaun Fortune on bass, guitarist Mik Billington and trumpeter Phil Rutter.

The band’s unique sound is supported by drummer Jonathan Mitchell and keyboardist Ian Cross. New singer Jade Bianca Williams completes the band with the lead vocalist role. The singer has been described on The Continental website as “one of the best new vocal talents” the venue has seen.

Tripitaka’s style of music is one of a kind and founder member, Aaron, boldly declares: “No band in the North West has a brass section like us. Well, definitely not in Lancashire”.

Being the third time the band will grace the stage, the talented saxophonist was still excited for the gig day to arrive.

He said: “It’s a great venue to play, with a good stage. The crowd has easy access to the two bars, so it is guaranteed to be a good night.”

Robin, who works at the bar and restaurant, expressed how he was looking forward to the band’s gig. He said: “They’re a great band. A solid funk act who always bring a good crowd. They’ve got a big following, so it will be a definite sell-out.”

Tripitaka will play at The Continental on Friday, June 6, at 8pm. Tickets £5.

Tickets can be bought from www.minxrecords.co.uk or contact Aaron Siggs direct on 07890 004630 or [email protected]

See www.tripitaka.org.uk, www.newcontinental.net or follow @tripitakafunk on