Some Kinda Wonderful – perform the show The Wonder of Stevie, with sensational vocalist Noel McCalla and award winning saxophonist Derek Nash. Following their sold out, widely acclaimed concerts in 2022 are back, by popular demand, at Piano Smithfield in March 2023
The band’s sold out launch concert at Holborn in 2018 led to a continuing series of spectacular sold out shows in London and a UK national tour. All their previous shows at Piano Smithfield have held large enthusiastic audience spell bound
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.
‘The Wonder of Stevie’ celebrates the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, and a band of world-class musicians.
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.
Tickets £28.50 + £1.50 booking charge
Piano Smithfield is our newest jazz cabaret venue, and already receiving fantastic reviews.
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 time..it’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”