Imaani ‘Eclectic Acoustic Soul’

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Singer-songwriter Imaani is bringing her must-see ‘Eclectic Acoustic Soul’ show back to the PizzaExpress Live. She’ll be performing a selection of her original songs with some classic covers thrown in for good measure, all presented in a stripped back package which allows her effortless vocals room to shine. Along with her band, which features some of the industry’s most illustrious players, including drummer Westley Joseph and bassist Colin McNeish they have played with an impressive array of artists including Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Incognito Simply Red and Jamiroquai to name but a few. This show promises soulful melodies and a distinctly British sound.

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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)
Colin McNeish (double bass)
Westley Joseph (drums/percussion)
Nial Thompkins (guitar)
Lorenzo Campese (piano)
Noreen Stewart (backing vocals)