This “Master Blaster” of a Show, arrives at PizzaExpress Live Birmingham, ready to explode on the Midlands music scene after a series of sell out shows across London’s top venues and across the South East.
‘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.
“Fabulous meeting you at The Crazy Coqs gig, it was an amazing show. We absolutely loved it you Noel McCalla and the band are so incredibly talented and true professionals. We will see you at another gig soon” SR
“Love our local Stables, loved you all! Wow, what a great night! Such talent! Thank you!” LC
“Fabulous night. You were amazing. Loved what you did with Stevie Wonder’s fantastic music. Thank you. Look forward to seeing you again” JCT
“This was off the hook amazing. Incredible treat for sax lovers and Stevie fans. Thanks so much”. AG
Noel McCalla– vocals
Derek Nash – saxophones
Neil Angilley – keyboards
Tim Cansfield – guitar
Jonathan Noyce – bass
Nic France – drums
Doors open: 6.30pm Performance 8.30pm