"Her debut solo album, Standing Tall, is very impressive, showing off her amazing voice to great effect, and celebrates all the styles of music that she loves, combining them with strong hooks
and soulful melodies."
- Jazz FM
Sunday, October 7th
Click here to watch Imaani performing her single, Standing Tall.
Click here to watch Noel performing
Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine.
"Noel’s remarkably supple voice retains the feel, range and power of old,
and he effortlessly
shifted from his
to that so
- Andy Rawll
City Funk Orchestra
with Special Guests Imaani & Noel McCalla
The City Funk Orchestra always features two of the UK's most highly acclaimed soul singers which, when combined with some of the country's most exciting and accomplished funk and soul players, delivers an irresistible live performance - and they certainly have two of the best in Imaani and Noel McCalla!
Imaani has performed worldwide with such luminaries as Jocelyn Brown, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito, Betty Wright, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Leon Ware and Chaka Khan, to name but a few.
Imaani's emotive lead vocal contributions can be heard on the classic Urban Species album Blanket and, of course, no less than nine of the celebrated Incognito albums. Her song, Where Are You, got to Number 15 in the UK chart and Number 1 in several European countries.
Imaani’s distinctive voice has featured on 10 singles for House Music production unit Copyright, and has also written and performed on the Layabouts' album, Future Retro.
Found My Light, Imaani’s solo single, was remixed by the Layabouts and became one of the most downloaded dance tracks in 2011, while her contributions to Down to the Bone's 2012 release, The Main Ingredients, have received rave reviews.
Hailed by Blues & Soul as one of Britain’s best soul singers, Noel McCalla rose to fame as the featured vocalist with the classic 80s UK jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He then spent 17 years fronting Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, notching up albums with Genesis star Mike Rutherford and also performed with jazz funk outfit Mezzoforte. Here earlier this year with the Funk Experience, Noel is also a member of the Morrissey-Mullen Legacy Band.
Featuring great songs by Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson via Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal, Stevie Wonder, Maze and more, they're performed with a spirit that springs from the special love among all these great performers for this enduring golden era of music.
From pumping dance-floor specialities to the smoothest of romantic soul ballads, it's this which truly sets the City Funk Orchestra apart from its contemporaries.
Featuring Nial Tompkins (Guitar) – Marcella Detroit, Tim Cansfield (Guitar) - Bee Gees, Stevie Winwood, Seal, Swing Out Sister, Carl Hudson (Keyboards) – Sister Sledge, PB Underground, Gary Sanctuary (Keyboards) - Incognito, Anastacia, Jocelyn Brown, Aztec Camera, Sam Tanner (Keyboards) - The Faces, Jeff Beck, Brother Strut, Rick Mitra (Bass) – Philip Bailey, Christina Aguilera, Geoff Dunn (Drums) – Van Morrison, Incognito, this
Tickets £16 / £14 Concessions
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm