Live Playlist Unsigned Sessions

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Every week in selected PizzaExpress restaurants, for the past two years, our Live Playlist musicians have been entertaining guests up and down the country. Unsigned Sessions takes this to the next level, giving four different acts a chance to showcase their own material in front of industry and audiences in London. Come to see tomorrow’s biggest stars as they begin their journey to fame! January show with Milly Hannington, Denver Cuss and Anna Aarons and Ese & The Vooduu People and February show with Si Holmes feat. Kate Somerset How and Tom Heath.


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29th January

Milly Hannington + Denver Cuss + Anna Aaron + Ese & The Vooduu People

Milly Hannington

Making her debut performance at Pizza Express Live this January, Milly is a singer/songwriter and performer from London who has played for names such as Google, Somerset House and The Royal Albert Hall. Bringing her own blend of pop fusing electronic sounds, real instruments and ethereal melodies. Featuring an incredible band, Milly is delighted to finally be showcasing her original songs!


Denver Cuss

Denver Cuss is a recent graduate of the London College of Music, where she was the two-time winner of the Lutenor Prize for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist. She and her band have been playing and writing for the last 2 years and plan to release an EP next summer.  Bassist Dan Hemsley is always busy with projects, having recently played Ronnie Scott's and Pizza Express's jazz club in Holborn.  Quantz Ramdin has been playing keyboard since the age of 10. He is in high demand as a session musician, his most memorable experience being playing support for Anderson Paak last Easter. 


Anna Aarons

Anna Aarons is thrilled to be making her debut appearance at Pizza Express’ newest Jazz venue.  Having also enjoyed playing regularly as part of the Live Playlist, with her smooth jazz tones and a varied repertoire, Anna enjoys performing all over London, entertaining a variety of audiences. Anna can’t wait to share her music with you, exclusively premiering the release of her debut single, join Anna and her band to celebrate the launch of ‘Life’.


Ese & The Vooduu People

Ese & The Vooduu People are from Brixton, South London, founded on the voice, guitar and songwriting of Ese Okorodu, an outstanding talent schooled in Hendrix, Bowie, Winehouse and all points from punk-funk to hip hop to classic soul, her songs drawn from real life in all its rawness and joy.


26th February

Si Holmes feat. Kate Somerset How + Tom Heath + Sharlette

Si Holmes feat. Kate Somerset How

Si Holmes combines his loves of Country, Soul and Rock n Roll to create a retro but innovative sound.
Taking inspiration from Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and Bill Withers, Si slaps his own mark on a foot stomping
fusion of styles. With acoustic guitar, percussion, effects and his own powerful, vocals he takes his audience
on a journey through modern themes of love, loss and politics. Si has toured the UK and Europe extensively
where he supported the likes of Martin Harley, Frank Turner and Seth Lakeman.

Tom Heath

Tom Heath is an up-and-coming folk pop talent hailing from Kent. What makes Tom stand out is that the the lyrics are a main but, by far, not the only attraction. His compositions have been crafted with an eye for detail, with structures rich in variation, sophisticated guitar riffs and catchy, smooth, expressive vocal tunes – keeping all rules, but not formulas, of great pop songwriting.


Sharlette, a talented singer/songwriter from London, brings her contemporary soulful/bluesy pop sounds to the masses.
Her influences ranges from Etta James to Paloma Faith, which is evident when Sharlette delivers her stunning bluesy powerful, yet beautiful vocals, coupled with hypnotic soulful rocky sounds on guitar, just leaves you wanting more!
Having recently performed with LeAnn Rimes as her backing vocalist at Hyde Park attended by 55,000 people, Sharlette will also be found on ITV's Endeavour, Series 4!
Sharlette has played at various venues in and around London including Roof Gardens, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, Century Club, the world renowned Metropolis Studios, Sanctum Hotel, Under The Bridge (Chelsea football club), XOYO and more.
Having recently featured on BalconyTV and various other music media platforms, Sharlette is currently recording her EP which is due for release later this year.