Pearl’s Cab Ride …. What sort of a name is that ?

After 25 years, no-one really asks that one round here anymore…

So the legend goes….. Two like minds bond over their shared love of music, whilst stood in a taxi queue. Pearl’s Cab Ride is born, and the rest as they say, is funk-history.

Originally formed in the early ’90s, bringing their trunk of funk to various festivals and venues across the UK (even attracting the attention of the Acid Jazz label), the band reformed after a 20 year hiatus as a ‘one-off’ – and it’s still going on now !!

Since then, the band have released a critically acclaimed album (Beat Routes) and several singles & EPs – each of which have featured extensively on BBC Introducing, and they continue to write, record and play live.

They have graced the stages of iconic venues such as Hull’s Adelphi Club, Welly and The Polar Bear, Smokestack in Leeds & Scunthorpe’s Cafe INDIE, as well as world renowned festivals including Boomtown Fair, Freedom Festival and the Humber Street Sesh

They have supported Smoove & Turrell, Flamingods, The Hot 8 Brass Band and 47Soul amongst others.

A funk and soul behemoth, with a Latin twist and a social message….. It’s the hippest trip you’ll ever take.

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"Funky doesn't really cover it ... it's a chocolate-smooth, fluid collection, with sprinkles of soul and sass...."

Scout Beck – Yorkshire Times

"PCR stir the soul and ignite the flames of funk at every gig. A must-see band"

Mark Page – Humber Street Sesh Founder & Director

Humber Street Sesh 2018live @ Welly 2018 supporting Smoove & TurrellLive @ FruitLynLive @ The SeshAutumn EP - 2018Happy TimesRecording Beat RoutesLive @ BBC Introducing 2018Live @ The Adelphi 2018beatroutesSophieLive @ The Adelphi 2018Live @ The Adelphi 2018Boomtown PosterLynHartskiJ-BoyJohnKierenLyn in StudioAlanKieren warms up - Live @ Fruitmainstage17Boomtown 2018!!AdelphiPosterRedcliffe Festival 2019Humber Street Sesh 2018 - Photo Credit : Lynn HaithHumber Street Sesh 2018 - Photo Credit: Anete SoodaColours EP - 2015Humber Street Sesh 2018 - Photo by Darren EdwardsHumber Street Sesh 2018 - Photo Credit : Lynn HaithFreedom Festival 2017 - Photo Credit: Anete SoodaFreedom Festival 2017 - Photo Credit: Anete SoodaFreedom Festival 2017 - Photo Credit: Anete SoodaLive @ The Sesh - Polar Bear 2017PCRHumber Street Sesh - 2015Humber Street Sesh - 2015