Some Kinda Wonderful – The Music Of Stevie Wonder

EFG London Jazz Festival 2022

Tuesday November 15

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.

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.

Piano Smithfield is our newest jazz cabaret venue, and already receiving fantastic reviews.

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The 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

“Wall-to- wall style, sophistication and a stunningly good’s something to be experienced”
Callum Crumlish — 
Daily Express


Audiences are in for musical treats in this much appreciated venue 

A small but perfectly formed little jazz venue”

“A lovely warm atmosphere”

“An enjoyable intimate venue”

“A real jazz club feel”

“A wonderful relaxing intimate venue”

“Highly recommended”



Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £23.50

plus £1.50 Booking Fee


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