Valentines Special

Imaani ‘Eclectic Acoustic Soul’

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Last Show: Friday 14 th February 2020

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Imaani is bringing the essence of romance to Birmingham’s PizzaExpress on Valentines Day with her Eclectic Acoustic Trio. Her effortless vocal stylings weave their way over classic tunes and original songs as she reminds you about what love is. Her performance skills have been honed on stages across the world as both a solo artist and as lead vocalist with celebrated Jazz Funk band Incognito and various other artists including Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers. Free Glass of bubbly with every ticket!!

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“One of the most wonderful and memorable voices...”


Gracing stages across the world, Imaani’s live career is impressive. She has performed in numerous prestigious venues such as Tokyo’s famous Blue Note club, Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival and New York’s The Filmore, and featured in some highly respected bands such as Reel People, Urban Species and the celebrated Jazz funk band Incognito with whom she has toured prolifically for many years.

As a recording artist, Imaani’s success spans across genre’s. Her debut solo album 'Standing Tall' has been met with critical acclaim. It is a body of work that celebrates all of the styles of music that Imaani loves and combines them with strong hooks, soulful melodies and distinct production provided by Kevin Leo co-writer and producer.  

Imaani also has a stellar House Music catalogue under her belt with several Traxsource number 1s including the self-penned ‘Live without love’ and the glowing ‘Found my light’, which was written as an ode to her son and remixed by the formidable Layabouts. Not to mention a long-standing collaboration with the DJ/producer outfit Copyright, which resulted several club hits such as the anthem ‘Wizeman’, ‘Bring Me Love’ and ‘I Pray’.

Featuring on no less than twelve albums by the celebrated Incognito, Imaani has become a long-standing favourite with the fans. Her emotive lead vocal contributions also appear on albums from Urban Species, Reel People and Down To The Bone. Imaani’s session credits include Studio, television, and worldwide live performances with artists including: Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Maceo Parker, Philip Bailey, Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito, Betty Wright, Mica Paris, Anastasia, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Carleen Anderson and Leon Ware and Aswad. 

As well as enjoying an extensive and varied career, Imaani maintains her first love, performing with her band. Giving vocal performances described as 'effortless' over music provided by her extremely polished musicians she is able to take the audience on a journey with her. Her live show is a selection of original songs that showcase the raw, soulful emotions that life can bring sprinkled with a few classic covers. It promises soulful melodies, and a distinctly British sound. 

Band Lineup

Imaani (vocals)

Emlyn Francis -guitar

Andrew Noble -keys

Joe Alotta - drum/perc