Expect the fiery energy of a contained explosion when The Budos Band hits the stage. An instrumental band from Staten Island, New York, they are a genre-defying group who once described themselves as a “doom rock Afro-soul big band with a ‘70s touch”. With the release of their latest album Frontier’s Edge in 2023 they continue to evolve, while referencing their musical universe — Afrobeat, Ethiopian music, proto-metal and any number of other streams. Since forming after a jam session in 2005, the band has produced seven studio albums, including 2020’s Long in the Tooth, which jambands.com described as “sounding as if Quentin Tarantino was the music supervisor for a Bond film”. The nine-member band urges you not to analyse their music but to ‘feel it all at once’.