Beverley Skeete and friends

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Last Show: Friday 26 th October 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Beverley Skeete is probably best known for being the lead singer in Bill Wyman's 'Rhythm Kings' for 20 Years. In that time the 'Rhythm Kings' recorded over ten albums. A retrospective album featuring Beverley and Georgie Fame has just been released as a four disc special edition 12" vinyl. This release is called 'My Rhythm King and Queen'.... featuring contributions from artistes such as the late George Harrison, Chris Rea, Eric Clapton. Special guests on the night will be Daniel Thomas and Michelle John.
Expect a night of fun and musical excellence...


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Beverley also recorded five solo albums in that period the latest being 'Good Times' which featured a guest appearance by Bill Wyman himself.
Beverley has recently been taking her brand of blues and soul across the country and playing to very appreciative, packed houses. 

Daniel Thomas is an internationally recognized multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, multi-talented bohemian, with choral directing experience that spans over 30 years. A singer, songwriter, vocal coach, vocal arranger, choir director, backing vocalist and keyboardist, in the genres of dance, gospel, soul, pop, funk, jazz, rock and classical. He has served as the choir director of The London Community Gospel choir for many years – with which he toured extensively all over Europe and beyond. As an artist, he was signed to Ministry Of Sound in 1998 under the name of ‘Blockster’ achieving a No.3 in the UK charts with his cover of ‘You Should Be Dancing’ (1999) He continued in the genre of house music / soulful house music with several more releases with performances at major UK and European festivals and USA. On the flip side he continued to explore his soulful side by fronting the band Lovetrain and Working Week, appearing at venues such as Ronnie Scotts and Jazz Café. With his roots set deep in gospel, he often combines his workshops internationally with his own songs and covers by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Bill Withers. As a vocal coach, he has worked with Girls Aloud, Blue, Boy George, X Factor and The Voice contestants. As a backing vocalist, he has worked with Elton John, Luther Vandross, James Brown, Cher, Boy George, Blue, Simon Webbe, Beverley Knight, Peter Andre, Westlife, Lionel Richie, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, George Ezra, Tokio Myers, The Kooks, The 1975 – to name a few! In the words of the late Godfather Of Soul, Mr James Brown – “You can sing, you can play, you can direct – maaaaan, you can do everythang”

Michelle John was born to sing. Whether it was singing as a child in her local Gospel Choir , or recording and touring with such stars as George Michael , Annie Lennox , Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton. The diversity of her musical background , and the wide range of Artists she has worked with have given Michelle a great vision for her musical destiny. At the age of 18 yrs Michelle was asked to join the U.K’s finest Gospel Choir The London Community Gospel Choir , and during her 11 yrs as a member she toured Europe extensively and participated in various recordings ranging from Spiritualised to Tom Jones. Michelle was doing a lot of Session work . Her reputation as an outstanding vocalist flourished . Michelle experienced the thrills and challenges of Theatre work by appearing in the musical “ Mama I want to Sing “ and also “ Smokey Joe’s Café “. In 1997 Michelle collaborated with producers M&S and hits such as “ This is it “ and “ Take Control “ were released by The Ministry of Sound recording Label and landed in the Top 20 on the U.K Charts. Michelle’s vocal dexterity has allowed her to work with artists covering the whole music spectrum, from R&B Diva Whitney Houston to the Legendary Tenor Andrea Bocelli. Her expertise has helped to craft the voices of tomorrow through her vocal coaching on Pop Idol and with artists such as Razorlight , Girl’s Aloud, Atomic Kitten , Liberty X , Mis-Teeq Bryan Mc Fadden and Westlife. Michelle has worked with Eric Clapton for the last 13yrs , during this time she has extensively toured North America , South America , Japan , Asia , Australia and Europe. Most recently she has had the pleasure of touring with Will Young on his last 3 U.K Tours , and the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow and recorded with the Phenomenal Lenny Kravitz . She also recently performed at a concert for President Barak Obama at The White House. Michelle had the pleasure of being the Vocal Coach for the artist Rita Ora for a few years. After many years of singing on the albums of so many artists she has released a 5 track EP of her songs all written by herself entitled " Little Me ". In 2015 she released a Gospel Single with Karl Nova entitled "Shining On ". That year She also produced and wrote a Charity single to raise money and awareness for the " Bring Back our Girls " Campaign and has been asked to perform the song at many rallies and events in support of the campaign. 2016 Michelle continued to work with Artist such as Eric Clapton and Will Young and Paolo Nutini , Ed Sheeran and The 1975 , she also worked with Carole King on the British Summer Time Hyde Park Concert which was attended by over 50'000 people, Throughout 2016 Michelle has been on a World Tour with Joss Stone promoting her latest album " Water for your Soul " which features Michelle on backing vocals. Michelle was a contestant on " The Voice UK 2017 “ and was on the Team she finished as a Finalist in 4th place. In 2018 Michelle will be releasing 4 singles with ' Soul House Music ' Label , the first single ‘ To feel your grace ‘ was released on 22nd June. Finally Michelle with be releasing her first solo album , her first single from the album will be released september 2018 .