Additionally, Sharon Jones herself just completed filming the role of "Lila" in the upcoming film The Great Debaters. Denzel Washington both directed and stars in the film along with Forest Whitaker. Sharon plays a "Juke Joint" singer named "Lila" and has both a speaking part and is featured singing the Lucille Bogan classic "That's what my Baby Likes". She also recorded additional songs which will be included in the official soundtrack to the film. The movie is a Weinstein Co release and is due out on Christmas Day. Denzel Washington hand-picked Sharon from a quickly made DVDo of her live performances and applauded her on-screen talents.
100 Days, 100 Nights was recorded in the Dap-Kings self-built, self-operated, all analog recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn and bares the unmistakable Daptone Soul Sound - highly in demand among music fans and tastemakers alike. In the last year, producers such as Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Hank Shocklee, and Kenny Dope have been among those who came knocking at Daptone's door seeking the inimitable Dap-Kings sound to lend a tougher edge to their productions for such artists as Rhymefest, Lily Allen, Ghostface Killah, Amy Winehouse and Bob Dylan. The Dap-Kings lend a tougher edge to their own productions for such artists as Rhymefest, Lily Allen, Ghostface Killah and Amy Winehouse. Meanwhile, Sharon Jones herself has past the time between touring lending the her soulful voice to projects for Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants and others.
Though these projects have helped the band branch out to new fans, it is unquestionable that their sound has never been as brutally soulful or masterfully delivered as it is on their own 100 Days, 100 Nights. The raw fire and soul which Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings consistently pour into their music will make this record and this band an irreplaceable part of many people's lives.
· 267 Shows, 21 Tours, 14 countries on 3 Continents since the 2005 release of Naturally.
· Festival appearances including Monterey Jazz, Umbria Jazz, Bumbershoot, Telluride Bluegrass, and Womad Festivals in the UK and the Canary Islands.
· Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings' music has been sampled by Jurasic 5, Gostface Killah, Kanye West and Rhymefest.
· Sold over 50,000 full length records and 20,000 vinyl 45's.
· Sold Out Sharon Jones' 50th Birthday Celebration at New York's Irving Plaza
· Appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
· National TV Campaign for "I Love NY" featured Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performing their version of "This Land is your Land".
· Sharon Jones has been part of the cast touring with Lou Reed in Australia, Europe, and the US as part of the live production of "Berlin"
· The Dap-Kings recorded half of the music on Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black. Including the hit singles "Rehab" and "I'm No Good", and played as her backing band for her first ever US tour, including performances on David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
· After being featured on Verve Records' "Baby Loves Jazz" album, Sharon had her own Ella the Elephant children's book and CD published by Penguin Books.
· Mark Ronson worked closely with the Dap-Kings at Daptone Studios recording his new album "Versions" as well as other re mix projects including Lilly Allen's hit single "Smile".
· Rufus Wainwright and They Might Be Giants featured Sharon on their recent recordings.
· Robbie Williams hired the Dap-Kings horns to play on his album Rudebox.
10/06/07 New York, NY Apollo Theater
11/9/07 Boston, MA Middle East
11/11/07 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
11/13/07 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
11/14/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
11/15/07 Chicago, IL Park West
11/16/07 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/17/07 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
11/20/07 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
12/01/07 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
12/04/07 Los Angeles, CA Venue: To Be Confirmed
12/05/07 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club
12/07/07 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
12/08/07 Seattle, WA Neumo's
12/09/07 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
12/10/07 Bellingham, WA The Nightlight