The Wonder of Stevie, the music of Stevie Wonder, with sensational vocalist Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band are, by popular demand, returning again to PizzaExpress Live, Holborn, their “Spiritual London Home” for three Spring, Summer and Autumn 2024 concerts. The band’s sold out launch concert at in 2018 led to a continuing series of spectacular sold out shows in London and a UK national tour. 7- years later, this show continues to pack in large sold-out audiences. 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 to PizzaExpress Live Holborn where the band have payed on several occasion to lively enthusiastic concert goers.
‘The Wonder of Stevie” 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. 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.