So Live Sessions proudly presents

Ese and The Vooduu People

supported by Young Athena

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

So Live sessions have arrived at PizzaExpress Live to bring our audiences the most entertaining and coveted rising stars of the UK’s pioneering and multicultural new soul & jazz era. So Live Sessions has a reputation for supporting many multi talented developing musicians who have gone on to great success in the live and recorded music industry. We are excited for our resident and groundbreaking show here with So Live Sessions, of which this July So Live Sessions will showcase the Ese & The Vooduu People supported by Young Athena featuring Bring The Angels band.

 

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Born and raised in Bermondsey, London, Ese Okorodudu is a professional musician, singer, songwriter and performer currently based in the East of the capital.

Graduating from London’s most demanding performing arts school – the streets, as a busker – Ese (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People, a floating pool of some of London’s best musicians: Destra Orsheena “Sheena” Ross on backing vocals; ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums); Indigo Pearce (bass) and keyboardist/ arranger Jackson Baird. Other regulars include percussionist Noel Dossavi.

A gifted songwriter, Ese and her band are inspired by an eclectic range of legends, from Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone to Led Zeppelin via The Isley Brothers, Bowie, Gil Scott-Heron, Prince and Skunk Anansie.

A killer live act, Ese and her band are signed to South London-based independent label Quadrafon Music Industries and have recorded a number of digital singles, two digital live albums, a CD EP and two full-length albums (released on vinyl and CD).

Ese (vocals, guitar) is backed by the incendiary Vooduu People,  a floating pool of some of London’s  best musicians: Destra Orsheena 'Sheena' Ross on backing vocals; ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums); Indigo Pearce (bass) and keyboardist/arranger Jackson Baird. Other regulars include percussionist Noel Dossavi.

Young Athena And Bring The Angels

Brit School grad the exceptionally gifted Young Athena will be supporting Ese and The Vooduu People. The anomaly that is Young Athena, has a huge soulful voice that effortlessly transports you back to the Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald era, transitioning back to rapid fire raps and then smoothly delivering a Cardi B and Drake mashup she calls ’Bodak Bling'. She is gifted with the confidence and talent to mix Soul with Grime and jazzy vocals, Drill with sweet R&B melodies blended with a bit of Dancehall and Hip Hop for good measure.

BRING THE ANGELS

Are a rock band based in London playing classic, hard Funk Soul and original rock and heavy blues.

                         

Band Line Up

Ese Okorodudu

The Vooduu People - Destra Orsheena “Sheena” Ross on backing vocals; ex-Noisette Pharoah Russell (drums); Indigo Pearce (bass) and keyboardist/ arranger Jackson Baird. Other regulars include percussionist Noel Dossavi.

Lucy Gowen (guitar)

Young Athena (vocals)

Frankie James (bass)

Ollie Menist (drums)