RADIO and television legend Craig Charles opens the Brewery's new music season next week bringing his fantastic floor-filling funk and soul show to Kendal.

Featuring the Haggis Horns, the popular BBC 6Music presenter's show will no doubt have the arts centre's Malt Room bouncing on Friday, September 13, playing great tunes from his soul music collection and trunk of funk.

The night after (Saturday), Sambroso All Stars perform the award-winning sounds of one of the most iconic albums in living memory, Buena Vista, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album and remains a high watermark not just for Cuban music but world music as a whole.

The following Friday, September 20, The Turbans bring their high energy music and sonically huge and visually arresting live show to the Brewery.

Renowned, international musical adventurers, The Turbans bind together music from 'manywhere', igniting audiences with the bacchanalian spirit of the Eastern Mediterranean. Drawing on the rich cultural heritage of both the Levantine and Balkan regions, they create original music for the 21st century, inspired by ancient melodies.

Two years in the making, mixed and mastered by legendary producer Jerry Boys (Ali Farka Toure, Everything But the Girl, The Beatles), The Turbans eponymous debut album was released worldwide on US label Six Degrees Records, on vinyl, CD and digital.

Funk, soul, disco and Motown classics courtesy of Kendal Soul Train's club night complete the picture for the Brewery's September gigs (Friday, September 28) with multi-instrumentalist, producer, string arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones, performing the opening show of the Brewery's October music programme (Saturday, October 5) with reimagined songs from his critically acclaimed, beautiful fourth album, Yawn, this time with only vocals and piano. Apparently, taking inspiration from The Beach Boys, Bill has titled his alternative version of the record Yawny Yawn.

For further information telephone the Brewery box office on 01539-725133.