Tried this a few months ago and it was ACE!
Funk Nation - a dedicated LIVE funk and soul night
More information can be found here: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Nottingham/The-Maze/Funk-Nation-Returns-to-the-Maze---Fat-Digester-Gorgeous-Chans-and-more-/11984784/
Tickets are £5.50 including booking fee advance, may be available on the door (£7?). The Maze is a small venue at the back of The Forest Tavern on Mansfield Road. Starts about 9pm, until 1am.
People who went to the Johnsonbury music festival in June will also remember the Gorgeous Chans who are supporting tonight.
"After a three month break, Funk Nation returns to the Maze in emphatic fashion, featuring awesome funk/hip-hop collective Fat Digester, the excitable and up and coming Gorgeous Chans and budding acoustic talent Josh Wheatley, as well as Funk Nation DJs inbetween and after the bands. - See more at: http://www.themazerocks.com/gig/funk-nation#sthash.iz49ClBT.dpuf "
Can probably get tickets on the door but cheapest via Skiddle link above.