Some Kinda Wonderful – The Music Of Stevie Wonder

Autumn Jazz at Smithfield

Wednesday November 2

Some Kinda Wonderful
– The Music Of Stevie Wonder

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Featuring Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band.

 

Three Evening Series

Saturday August 27th 2022, and

Wednesday November 2nd 2022, and

Tuesday November 15th 2022

 

Following their earlier 4-night series at Piano Smithfield earlier this year, ‘Some KindaWonderful’– the music of Stevie Wonder, with the sensational Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band are returning, by popular demand, for 3 more concerts; one August summer concert and two November Winter evenings.

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After many sensational sold out shows, not only in London but following a U.K. National tour, with audiences up on their feet dancing and demanding more and more, we had to make plans for this “Master Blaster” of a Show to return.

‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ celebrates the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, with mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, the award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, and a band of world-class musicians.

They return to play a wide-ranging catalogue of classic hits, guaranteed to appeal to anyone who loves great music.

Enjoy hit after hit from albums such as 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', 'Innervisions', 'Songs in the Key of Life' and 'Hotter than July', including danceable classics 'Superstition', 'For Once in my Life' and 'Isn't She Lovely', and beautiful arrangements of 'My Cherie Amour' and 'Overjoyed'. Audiences are thrilled by the performances of these great compositions by Stevie Wonder with which he and others had massive hits.

Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine) and, for more than 19 years, Noel's searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet and the funk band, Protect the Beat.

Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.

 

Here’s a taste of this Master Blaster of a Show

 

The media love the show

“Rarely have I heard the music of Stevie Wonder interpreted with such finesse, energy, and all-round brilliance.” - The Soul House

 

The audiences love the show

“I attended the Some Kinda Wonderful gig last week Best gig of the year as far as i am concerned. Those guys are just wonderful."

 

Noel McCalla– vocals,

Derek Nash – saxophones,

Neil Angilley – keyboards, 

Tim Cansfield – guitar, 

Jonathan Noyce – bass,

Nic France – drums.

 

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £23.50

plus £1.50 Booking Fee

 

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London, EC1A 9PN

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A wealth of Jazz over Autumn at London's newest Jazz Cabaret Venue.

Audiences say —

"All positives from me.  Have been twice now, both times top quality musicians, staff are very welcoming and friendly, table service so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy, atmosphere is great!

Long may it continue because its so important to have these venues, especially after the last two years "

 

Press Say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail
 

 

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