Light Of The World (Gee Bello)

Light Of The World (Gee Bello) interview on Colourful Radio 13-September-2020

With a string of classic Brit Funk, Dance Anthems notched up in the late 70’s and early 80’s there is no doubt that Light of the World laid the foundation for the British Dance/Street Soul movement.
Light of the World brought a distinctive blend of funk and jazz influences to the world of R&B from 1979 to 1983 via hits such as the fast-driving “Swingin’,” the smooth and groovy “London Town,” and the majestic ballad, “I’m So Happy.”
It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since the band last reunited for 1999’s Inner Voices album. The bands stunning musical prowess carved a formidable
reputation both on vinyl and with their live stage work, before the band (initially an 8 piece aggregation) split into 4 units, Beggar & Co, Incognito, Brit Funk Association and Light of the World.
We are picking up right where we left off with a new album led by a creative nucleus of Gee Bello (Vocals/Percussion), Nat Augustin (Vocals/Guitar) and Mel Gaynor (Drums) accompanied by other great British and American musicians.
The new album Jazz Funk Power showcases a unique hybrid which meshes their considerable musical and authentic abilities.
The Jazz Funk Power album came about after realising that many of our favourite bands like Earth Wind and Fire, Incognito, Jamiroquai, Tower of Power, Brand New Heavies, Kool and The Gang and Chic were still enjoying success many decades later.
With our records still being played across national and worldwide radio with digital streaming platforms too, we realised our music also has a timeless quality, therefore Jazz Funk
really does have Power and Energy … so it felt right to name the album Jazz Funk Power”.
We are so happy that our music is now available Worldwide at the click of a button and thrilled to be making new music for our fans.