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

After 25 years, no-one around these parts really asks that question anymore. These three words are more than a name - Pearl's Cab Ride is a group of like-minded players, who carry the torch for great funk, soul & latin music.

The band’s roots took hold in the Acid Jazz scene of the early 1990’s, (yes, such a musical movement did make it to the edges of the East Yorkshire coast!), when founder member Lyn Acton and original guitarist Karl Arthur bonded over their love of music whilst waiting for a taxi, and the rest as they say, is funk-history.

The band’s musical roots hold fast today, however they are not a retro outfit. The band are still writing and performing new music in their sweat soaked live performances…. As some lucky people already know, the true magic of Pearls Cab Ride is served up by the truck load when seen live - "We People" are in the pocket, and very soon you will be too....

Following the release of their widely acclaimed debut album BEAT ROUTES in September 2016, Pearl's Cab Ride have been busy on the circuit promoting this collection of tunes in the flesh.

The gigs as ever, have been hot, sweaty and sold out affairs across the North, with truly epic sets at 2017's Humber Street Sesh and Freedom Festival.

The band have been working hard on new material, and will be releasing new tracks ready to take on 2018, and you can expect to witness more epic performances from a band who are truly on top of their game in their CITY OF CULTURE year.

Look out of news of the new material here and our social media pages. The new songs are really cookin’, and you can exclusively hear a couple of these epic slices of funk before they’re finally committed to tape by coming down to a live show soon.

The Band

"This is brilliant musicianship, they play with such passion and commitment it’s hard not to get hooked into the whole gorgeous soul vibe. All held together by singer Lyn’s sumptuous vocal. Go and see them live!"

- Alan Raw, BBC Introducing