Live jazz with a Middle Eastern inspired menu

The Foo Birds [Nu-Soul]

The Foo Birds [Nu-Soul]

Twilight: performance 6-7pm
Doors at 5pm, please vacate by 7:20pm

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Highlight: performance 8:30-10:30pm
Doors at 7:30pm,

Two sets of music with an interval
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The Foo Birds

‘Glorious’ – Jon Read, Exile FM

For over a decade, nu-soul/R&B band The Food Birds have taken their infectious in-the-pocket, move-your-body sound across the UK and Europe. Their music seamlessly blends elements of Corrine Bailey Rae’s soulful melodies, the captivating energy of Lake Street Dive, and the timeless allure of Norah Jones. They have been celebrated on Jazz FM, Worldwide FM & BBC Radio Scottland, and have collaborated with a host of great artists including Robin Mullarkey (Jacob Collier, Natalie Williams), Harry Fausing Smith (Tom Misch), Jonny Murry ( Mr Jukes, Bombay Bicycle Club) and Robin Wynn Evans (Sam Brown, Manic Street Preachers, The View).

Originally brought together via a student-run Michael Jackson tribute gig, their common appreciation for legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers sparked an unmatchable union and a weekly ritual of cramming into tiny practice rooms. They soon made a home at Edinburgh’s infamous Jazz Bar, where they regularly pulled in loyal followers from all corners of the UK with their funk-infused dancefloor fillers and clandestine post-gig lock-ins.

Various love stories and side hustles in engineering, AI research, medicine, yoga teaching and touring the world pulled The Foo Birds in various geographical locations between 2014- 2018, yet never to the detriment of the group’s tight friendship or the commitment to making great music. They got about a bit in that time and, between them, have also performed and recorded with Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown, Van Morrison), Kohn Helliwell (Supertramp), Children of Zeus, Lovescene, Wayward Jane & Dowally.



24 Nov 2023

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Ticket and Venue information:


  • Twilight / Highlight Show (main seating area) – You can request to be seated in ‘Billie’ (front of stage), ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Mingus’ (near piano) or ‘Duke’ (side wall) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats
  • Twilight / Highlight Show (Ella/Satchmo seating area) – you can request to be seated in ‘Ella’ (by the fireplace) or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows). Please note, a few of these seats have a  restricted view
  • Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
  • All seats are at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • If you are hoping to combine bookings or join an existing booking then please let us know in advance as we cannot guarantee that changes to our table plan will be possible on the night
  • You can view a seating plan here


  • Please email to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
  • We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

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