California Dreaming

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Last Show: Tuesday 20 th December 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Over the years, The California Dreaming Christmas Show has become something of an institution here at PizzaExpress Live. More than simply a tribute show, The Dreamers return with their own inimitable take on the West Coast songbook, along with a few festive favourites.. Collectively they have played with the ‘Who’s who’ of rock and pop royalty. From working on celebrated films such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Eurovision, to touring the World with David Bowie and Mick Jagger, these guys have a collectively rich musical heritage.

"I've had the opportunity to stand on stage and join in with California Dreaming. It’s always a buzz to sing with a good band but when you’re standing alongside a GREAT band, it’s like a dream come true! California Dreaming are a GREAT band".

Robert Lindsay

James Nisbet comes from a rich musical heritage. His father published Bob Dylan and The Yardbirds in the 60’s, while his mother ran the newly opened Apple office for the Beatles. He has regularly toured with Kylie, Lily Allen, Belinda Carlisle, and a host of other stars. 

James Graydon was music coach and advisor on major films such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Eurovision, and most recently, Pistol for Danny Boyle/Disney. He’s worked extensively with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. As a guitar/vocalist, he has toured the World with Elaine Paige since 2015.

Band Lineup

James Graydon (guitar/vocals)

James Nisbet (guitar/vocals)

Lisa Law (vocals)

Richard Cottle (keyboards/sax)

John Matta (bass guitar)

John Miller (drums)