The Killer Meters
The Killer Meters first emerged in 2005 with a stunning album of Meters covers.
The Killer Meters tribute album gave more than a nod to the sound of the original band with incredibly dope rhythms and an authentic "swamp" sound and they even arguably improved on some of the classics with some bombastic singing from Karime Kendra.
The Karime Kendra tracks from the album received more attention than their instrumentals and she's now a permanent member of the band adding that lead vocalist magic.
The band was originally the brainchild of Virgil Howe aka Sparo who has released his own album on Scenario records and is also known as one of the original DJ's on the legendary London pirate station Itch FM.
Virgil and other members of the band also garnered attention for their dope musicianship and most of them have been honing their skills further doing sessions with acts such as Little Barrie, Shawn Lee and The Future Sound Of London to name but a few.
After 3 years of heavy gigging the band are back with their own sound. The covers album led to a lot of bookings for the band and they've been playing gigs most weeks up and down the country and all over Europe.
Inevitably they've tightened up as a band and developed their own sound over that time and they now have a rockier feel as well as that classic funk sound.
Skeg is joined by Virgil Howe from the Killer Meters for a special Electro show.