Otis redding tribute



Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding's music as two of the UK's most exciting raw soul acts join forces to mark 50 years since his untimely death in 1967. 

Originally commissioned by Soul Cookers Records for Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival 2008, this uplifting show pairs charismatic Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu with Hammond and horns from The Jezebel Sextet. 

You’ll hear 20 Otis Redding classics - including hits such as Respect, My Girl, Mr Pitiful, Hard To Handle, Love Man, and Try A Little Tenderness - performed by an 8 piece band with an incredible raw sound that’s guaranteed to get you on the good foot!

Recent performances include The Jazz Cafe, The Boisdale Club, 100 Club, The Hideaway Club, and Hootananny in London; Band On the Wall in Manchester; The Stables in Milton Keynes; The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Festival bookings include Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival; Roubaix Vintage Weekender; Tighten Up Festival in Marseille; and Grand Casino Soulstice Party in Nice. 

What Fans Say On Facebook

Great gig in Kendal last night....made me walk home with a massive smile. xx

Posted by Thuline De Cock on Friday, March 4, 2016

Awesome show last night guys!! :)

Posted by Faye Blackwell on Saturday, 5 July 2014
Terrific Soul/Funk Band. Mudibu matched Otis' chords effortlessly. By mid-show, people were dancing anywhere they could find space. Truly magical, gave me goosebumps. They looked super-slick too!”

— Jan Cottington – Centre Manager, Chapel Arts, Bath

Great show with an excellent band and vocals. Audience loved it. They were dancing in the aisles and gave a standing ovation at the end. Delivered what it promised and artists were lovely to work with!”

Alison Young, Head of Programming & Producing, The Stables

The Jezebel Sextet shine with their majestic horn section”

Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul

Cool, slinky, and tight in all the right places”

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, BBC 6Music

Pure dynamite! One of the best funk soul bands in the world!”

DJ Healer Selecta

Pure unadulterated, funky soulful music born out of sheer love”

Rev Chunky


Burundian singer songwriter Mudibu grew up with a heartfelt love of 1960s soul and RnB and voice to match. He's performed all over Europe and Africa and his six track EP Slow Me was released on Akazi Records in 2008. Mudibu's new  album Inzatsa (Fireflies) is out soon.   


With over 10 years experience on the live circuit, The Jezebel Sextet has toured with singers Sir Joe Quarterman, Rev Chunky, and Randa and the Soul Kingdom, played all over Europe, been broadcast on BBC 6 music, and appeared twice on London’s LBC radio. They appear on Freestyle Records’ Fresh Out The Box compilation and released their debut album Lift It Up in 2012 produced by Leigh Gracie.

Jezebel Sextet [ music ]