Some Kinda Wonderful: The Music of Stevie Wonder
Sun, February 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder’s entire career, sax supremo Derek Nash and mesmeric vocalist Noel McCalla have put together a band of top musicians to play a wide-ranging back-catalogue of classic hits.
These include 1970’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ through to hits from ‘Talking Book’, ‘Innervisions’, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ and ‘Hotter than July’.
From ‘I Wish’ and ‘Superstition’, to beautiful arrangements of ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Overjoyed’, the set also includes huge hits by other artists that Stevie composed.
Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrissey Mullen Band, prompted Blues & Soul to dub him “one of Britain’s best soul singers” and, for more than 19 years, his searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. He also provided vocals on Mike Rutherford’s highly-acclaimed album, ‘Smallcreep’s Day’, and is often featured with jazz funk band, Mezzoforte. Noel’s back kere on August 8th with Morrissey Mullen Legacy!
British Jazz Award-winning Derek Nash is one of the UK’s busiest musicians. He fronts six bands, each with its own unique sound and featuring some of the top jazz musicians in the UK today.
Derek has been a full-time member of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. With these bands, he has enjoyed sharing the stage with many great artists, including Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble and Sir Paul McCartney.
In the jazz funk world he has performed with David Benoit, Brian Culbertson, Ernie Watts, Mezzoforte, Nelson Rangell, and Don and Dave Grusin.
As an arranger, Derek’s worked for many major artists, including Annie Lennox, Nile Rogers, Gregory Porter and Chaka Khan, and has also guested with other major artists such as Jack Bruce, Bob Dorough, Rumer and Shakatak.
Accompanying Derek and Noel are Neil Angilley (Keyboards), Tim Cansfield (Guitar), Jonathan Noyce (Bass) and Nic France (Drums), who between them have performed with the Bee Gees, Bill Withers, Vanessa Mae, Gary Moore and Jethro Tull.