People often enquire, "How do your concerts come about?"
At our recent Some Kinda Wonderful concert at Pizza Express Live Holborn, a very happy customer approached John Billett to say he's a member of The Welcome Club in Essex. He thought our Some Kinda Wonderful Show would go down very well there. It turns out The Welcome Club can seat 220 customers with room for dancing and they feature loads of musical acts but have never presented the music of Stevie Wonder.
He gets John in contact with the Club's Entertainment Manager and they work out a deal and fix it with Derek Nash, Noel McCalla and the band. And we play Some Kinda Wonderful at The Welcome Club on Friday 24 April 2020.
We are looking forward to a great night!
‘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 playing 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.
This is a 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 Open 8pm
**THIS CONCERT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS**