Presented by Groovescooter for
8.30PM, FRIDAY MAY 19, 2023
Golden Age Cinema & Bar
Commonwealth St, Surry Hills


Watch Trailer below

A film by Jessamyn Ansary & Joyce Mishaan
Starring: Lee Fields & The Expressions Band,
Gabriel Roth, Mark Ronson, Shirley Caesar,
DJ Hollywood, Carlton J Smith,
Robert Kool Bell (Kool & The Gang), Neal Sugarman & more


“Lee Fields is the coolest motherf★★ker to ever sing words into a microphone.” [Vice Magazine]

“Despite comparisons to James Brown, Lee is his own man: loving husband, dynamic performer, and oh, that voice!” [DOC NYC]

“Modern beatmakers searching for a jolt of retro have repeatedly turned to Fields’ records.” [Rolling Stone]

After screenings at London’s Doc’n Roll and Doc NYC film festivals, the new feature documentary about soul vocalist LEE FIELDS now has its Australian Premiere in Sydney. Often compared to James Brown, his sweat-soaked, impassioned live performances and remarkable hard-won journey are beautifully documented  by filmmakers Jessamyn Ansary & Joyce Mishaan. Through the ’70s, he made his living touring the legendary Chitlin’ Circuit alongside some of the greatest names in blues and soul history, landed a gig with Kool and the Gang before their rise to fame and recorded a number of collectable singles and his debut album Let’s Talk It Over. But, as the seventies came to a close, disco began its reign and Lee’s soul career plummeted. For decades, he thought his music dreams were dead. But then, with one phone call, everything changed… Renowned Brooklyn soul-revivalists Gabriel Roth and Phillip Lehman (Desco/Daptone/Truth & Soul Records) tracked down Fields, reinvigorated his career and helped him win over a legion of young, new fans. His tunes now also inspire hip hop producers and get sampled by the likes of Travis Scott. Interspersed with striking, never-before seen performances, Lee Fields: Faithful Man takes us through Lee’s memories from the moment soul music began, to his present-day success, and shows how 50 years of changing technology have conspired to create one beautiful but fleeting moment in music history. As Lee will tell you, it’s all about timing.

In the last decade, a wave of classic artists, including Lee’s dear friends, Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, have passed away. As more and more of the originators and celebrators of the genre leave us, Lee stands as the greatest soul singer still alive and making music today – and the responsibility of carrying this music forward into the next generation rests on his shoulders.

Lee Fields: Faithful Man Trailer
Lee Fields: Faithful Man Trailer