Some Kinda Wonderful
Based in London - 6pc - Tribute - From £2600
Some Kinda Wonderful – The music of Stevie Wonder played live! with a fantastic 6pc band
Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder throughout his entire career, the mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, and award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, have put together a band of top musicians to play a wide-ranging back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered through to hits from Talking Book, Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter than July. Playing hit after hit, from the dance floor classics I Wish and Superstition to beautiful arrangements of My Cherie Amour and Overjoyed, the set will also include compositions by Stevie Wonder that others have had massive hits with.
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”. He also provided vocals on Mike Rutherford’s highly acclaimed album, Smallcreep’s Day, and is often featured with jazz funk band, Mezzoforte.
The Magic Of Stevie
This is larger version of the band which features brass section & backing singers including members of Jools Holland’s Band and Dave Gilmour’s Touring Band. This is the “Rolls Royce” option and replicates the line up used on Stevie Wonder’s own tours.
Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scotts 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, many more. At the forefront of the British jazz movement, Derek Nash is “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian).
The all-star band features Neil Angilley – piano, Tim Cansfield – guitar, Jonathan Noyce – bass, Nic France – drums. Musicians whose credits include Bill Withers, The Bee Gees, Gary Moore and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.
The Wonder Of Stevie
For larger events & concerts there is the ‘Rolls Royce” option which adds brass section and backing singers to the regular Some Kinda Wonderful band. The additional musicians are drawn from Jools Holland’s Band and David Gilmour’s Touring Band and this version of the band replicates that of Stevie Wonder’s own touring line up.