Christmas with The BASSnote Collective

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Last Show: Sunday 17 th December 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Straight off the back of their "Souled Out" September show, join The BASSnote Collective for a seasonal spectacular!  Promising to deliver another soulful Sunday with a heathly measure of Christmas cheer - Gospel style!. Don't worry, they won't hold back on the U.C.G. classics, but this December they're serving those up with a side of carols bought to you in ways you might not have heard before! Joined once again by resident pianist Enoch Mukasa and led by Choir Director Toni Robinson; this show promises to leave your spirits lifted, and your hearts filled. Stripped back for you to really enjoy the rich harmonies and stunning solos this choir is known for; don't be misled; they'll give you no less energy! And of course, they'll welcome you to join them on the ride and lend your voices to the moment; it's only right on a Sunday afternoon of course!

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The BASSnote Collective are an innovative London based gospel, soul and R&B vocal group, brought together by their love of singing and desire to share the magic of music with others. Get ready to experience them in a new way in this intimate unplugged session.  Delivering their usual fresh takes on songs you know and love arranged by Choir Director Toni Robinson; this show promises to leave your spirits lifted, and your hearts filled.  Stripped back for you to really enjoy the rich harmonies and stunning solos this choir is known for; don't be misled; they'll give you no less energy!  And of course, they'll welcome you to join them on the ride and lend your voices to the moment; it's only right on a sunday afternoon of course!

The BASSnote Collective have recently featured in the music video for "Riot" by Sony artist Grace Carter and supported Olivia Dean in a special Christmas performance at Claridges London for Jimmy Choo. This return to Pizza Express follows a summer 2022 full band show that had the audience on their feet, singing Kirk Franklin classic Melodies From Heaven in the complete fullness of joy!  Now, hear them accompanied by Enoch Mukasa on keys, with a special surprise moment with their youngest member you won't want to miss.

The choir is led by "Did Somebody Say Just Eat" campaign writer and feature vocalist Toni Robinson.  In recent years she has been seen leading UK rapper Kano's live tour choir, who supported him in his headline Glastonbury performance; arranging for Pop artist Tom Grenan; and providing the choir for Elton John's "Never Too Late", the closing song to Disney's 2019 motion picture The Lion King.  Robinson brings this and a wealth of experience to her creative direction for The BASSnote Collective.  Her vocal arrangements push the boundaries of UK gospel, with rewrites of pop, soul and R&B intertwined to make the genre accessible to the masses.  On this special evening the Collective will also share some of her own compositions, specially written for this group.... Book now!

Band Line Up

Toni Robinson (director)

Enoch Mukasa (keys)

Alto: Rain Robinson/ Gwen Daniels/ Kirsty Ford/ Carole Berry/ Saoirse Kavanagh/ Desna McKenzie

Tenor: Arnau Illa/ Sel Vedat/ James Taylor/ Rio Sterling/ Angelo Frederick

Soprano: Quincy Medwynter Du Vallon Lohan/ Susan Smith/ Laverne Wynter/ Alicia Saddler/ Ashley Dean