Having welcomed a fair few big names into the KMAH studio over the past year, the guys behind Leeds’ radio station have found themselves another gem to haul over to Leeds, in the form of neo-soul schmoozer Amp Fiddler. The show will be the start of KMAH crew’s latest endeavour, a sporadic run of shows at HiFi Club which the Detroit legend will get underway on July 13th, shortly before the unleashing of his latest album Motor City Boogie.
Already a safe pair of hands for the Leeds music scene, KMAH has embraced artists new and old to provide a platform for the most creative, dedicated and fanatic musicians to broaden their horizons and enlarge their audiences, and K, M, A and H will be chuffed to bits to welcome a hero from further afield as the magnificent Amp Fiddler demonstrates why he’s so often found jamming with Moodymann, Andres or Theo Parrish. A member of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic in the 80s and formely a touring musician for stars as big as Prince and Jamiroquai, the Motor City son has been fiddling with the best of them, earning a healthy dose of respect for his exquisite keyboard skills in particular.
A charmer through and through, Amp Fiddler’s own tracks are defined by soul and hip hop influences, his melt your heart vocals supported by the smoothest backing man can make. Playing out at Yorkshire’s centre for soul for the very first time, our man from Detroit shouldn’t take long to become a HiFi favourite.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Amp Fiddler