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The Brand New Heavies are an acid jazz and funk group formed in 1985 in Ealing in west London. The Brand New Heavies began in the 1980s as an instrumental acid jazz group called Brothers International.

The group came up with the Heavies name after signing their first record contract, borrowing from a liner note on a James Brown single declaring the artist “Minister of New Super Heavy Funk”. As The Brand New Heavies they gained a cult following in the London club scene and soon signed to Cooltempo as acid jazz replaced rare groove in clubs. The band issued a debut recording for Eddie Piller’s Acid Jazz label in 1990 with Jay Ella Ruth as lead singer.

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