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! November show with Nathalie Miranda, Luca Manning, Crystal Stewart and Emel Michael.

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Line-Up for 21st November

Nathalie Miranda + Luca Manning + Crystal Stewart + Emel Michael

Nathalie Miranda

Nathalie Miranda makes her debut at the PizzaExpress Live (Holborn), bringing her unique, soulful sound to this famous venue. Her sound is somewhere between Soul and Blues from days gone by, all with a modern edge, combined with high energy performance, and jam -packed with emotion. Fresh off releasing three new tracks (available on all platforms), Nathalie is looking forward to finally sharing her music with you at this very special venue.

Luca Manning

Luca Manning is somewhat of a rising star on the youth jazz scene today. Known for his exciting improvisation, expressive phrasing and luminous vocal tone, Manning is a versatile performer. As well as his passion for singing classic jazz standards, Luca enjoys writing his own compositions, which are often inspired by a more contemporary sound – using the voice as a fully improvising instrument. Luca currently studies jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and brings his newly formed quintet featuring some of London’s most exciting young improvisers to PizzaExpress Live (Holborn) on Tuesday 21st November.

Band Members include - Luca Manning (vox), Jacob Cooper (trombone), Nathan Brown (Guitar), Ali Watson (Bass), Harry Ling (Drums)

Crystal Stewart and Udi

Crystal Stewart has a wealth of experience singing at weddings, special events and live music  venues  throughout the UK . She has an extensive repertoire  of  songs  and original material   with a  particular interest in  jazz , soul, motown and  pop songs with a jazz twist.  Udi Glaser is guitarist who plays many styles and genres  from classical to world music and from blues to metal and more. Together   they have  created original  tracks fusing  jazz, soul, blues,  motown  and pop,  engaging  audiences with their unique sound.  Crystal and Udi are excited to be  performing  at The Live Playlist  showcasing their   original tracks and passion  for live music.  and 

Emel Michael

Emel Michael singer song-writer who's recent performance down Montreux had captured the eye of Legendary Grammy Award winning Quincy Jones "Great Voice"! Her TV performance on London Live was followed by Arise News with "Another Superstar in the making", Will keep you captivated with her honey like vocals, quirky vibe & catch melodies.


Line-Up for 27th December

Louise Golbey + Emma Marie + Callum Gardner + Ollie Wade

Louise Golbey

Louise is an established artist on the Soul scene of London and beyond. She has played at Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festivals, recorded at Maida Vale for the BBC and supported and shared the stage with many established artists including Ed Sheeran (who is also in one of her music videos), Katy B, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Alexander O’Neal, The Stylistics (UK tour) , En Vogue (The Indig02) and most recently both Roy Ayers and Omar at The Jazz Cafe. She has just released a brand-new EP called 'Love It or Leave It' and has been getting a lot of support from DJs on BBC 1 Xtra, 6 Music, Jazz FM, Mi Soul, radio stations across Europe and most recently Radio 2 (Clare Balding).  She is also Caffe Nero's November Artist of Month.

Emma Marie

A singer/song writing from Birmingham, Emma Marie is truly the epitome of soulful grit. Fusing life lessons together to write songs that stand to inspire and encourage the generation of today, she writes candidly about the pitfalls of love and self-discovery. Emma’s brilliant lyricism is embedded in a voice that is rich and timeless; it is safe to say she delivers music that is far beyond her years. Her debut project ‘Life and Truth’ made waves on BBC radio both locally and nationally on BBC 1Xtra, her return single ‘#Redo’ is set to do the same.

Band members - Reuben Reynolds - Guitarist

Callum Gardner

22-year-old Singer Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Callum Gardner has been gigging and recording around the capital for the last three years solo and with his band. After performing sell-out shows at Kensington Roof Gardens, Century Club and The Troubadour he has now release his eagerly anticipated debut single 'Commit to the List' with a new release coming at the beginning of 2018.

“Great fans here at success express, Callum is not just a talented and original songwriter with interesting jazzy chords and thoughtful lyrical content but he stands out above so many solo artists in being a truly accomplished musician.” - Lorraine Solomons, Success Express Music.

Ollie Wade

Twenty-two-year-old singer-songwriter, Ollie Wade from Guildford has been part of a new generation of artists who are independently curating their own thriving audiences through social media online. Starting off by uploading covers on YouTube, to independently releasing to date 3 singles and a debut EP (Falling); Ollie has attracted attention from various media such as BBC Introducing, national television and multiple radio sessions and airplay. Having extensively performed live at a national level, including an intimate performance to The Duchess, Kate Middleton and headlining the famous venues such as The Borderline, Garage and Railway, Ollie continues to captivate his ever-growing audience with his heart-felt music and performances.