Janine Johnson 'Soul in the City'

Special Guest: Roy Hemmings (The Drifters)

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Last Show: Wednesday 31 st July 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

British soul diva Janine Johnson hosts a night for lovers of “Old Skool” soul and jazz. Celebrating the great soul classics to the finest sounds of the new generation. If you are passionate about soul and jazz music and like artists such as Gwen McCrae, Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown, James Brown, The Staple Singers, The Brand-New Heavies, Incognito...This night is for you. 'Soul in the City' is your quarterly soul inspired sanctuary bringing exciting new guests to share and delight. 

Special Guest: Roy Hemmings (The Drifters)

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Roy Hemmings

Roy Hemmings, one of the longest serving former members of the legendary group “The Drifters” with a career that spans 4 decades joins Janine Johnson for this SOUL IN THE CITY experience. 

You will all remember The Drifters hits like: Save The Last Dance For me, Under the Boardwalk, Sweet For My Sweet” and Some Kind Of Wonderful...

Hemmings brings to PizzaExpress his slick showmanship and dynamic singing style that will transport you back to the days when you held your partner close and swayed on the dance floor to the soulful beats and smooth harmonies coming out of Philadelphia and Motown. Maybe you have memories of seeing your parents dancing to those tunes, or just love good old skool soul music. Whatever it may be, get ready to enter the Soulful Sanctuary once again as Janine Johnson and her special guest take you on a journey to reminisce and create new beautiful soulful memories.

Janine Johnson 

As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars and Urban Voices Collective and she works regularly in the music industry as a backing vocalist and session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Cool Million, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues.

Janine has a special ability finding the right guests to aid in the creation of her soulful sanctuary. This will be a 'Soul In The City' like never before with the marriage of spoken word and live soul and jazz. A night not to be missed!

Are you excited yet? We cannot wait to see what this dynamic duo has in store for us.