The Scorpios

The legendary Sudanese-London collective open Summer Sessions with life-affirming soul and vintage psych funk.

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the 10-piece psychedelic Afrobeat band, The Scorpios, meld Arabic rhythms and guitar with raw Eastern funk and Western jazz.

Dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss, heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it does to Khartoum. An electrifying evening of Afro-funk joy, presented by MARSM.

Alongside playing their classics, The Scorpios will debut songs from their anticipated new album; recorded at Abbey Road Studios and to be released this summer.

“A true delight in innovation and musical expertise.”


Date: Fri 24 June 2021

Start Time: 20:00 (Doors Open 19:00)

Length: TBC

Venue: This event is performed live at Grand Junction, St Mary Magdalene’s, W2

Covid-19 Update 

Summer Sessions performances have gone on sale at 50% of Grand Junction’s full capacity to allow for social-distancing between groups (a minimum of one metre). Up to four people from different households are permitted to be seated together indoors. 

We will update you as government guidance changes – this could mean that we offer the event with reduced social distancing. Click here to view further Covid-safety information. 



Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

This project is funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport