Major To Minor

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Following their sell-out debut show at the iconic Pheasantry Chelsea in 2021, the full and funky sound of Major To Minor will be returning to launch their first albumat PizzaExpress Live Birmingham. Major To Minor will take you on a musical journey from the jazz standards of the 1920’s and 1930’s all the way up to present day. George Gershwin and Cole Porter will be rubbing musical shoulders with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams, in the company of a six piece band with vocals from Jamie Alexander.

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Major To Minor will settle you in with the jazz standards of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the like. The music of the 1920’s and 1930’s really does sound timeless. Then, without you really noticing, we start to sprinkle in a few jazz covers of songs from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s… The Drifters, Sonny and Cher, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder…Then the musical roller coaster ride really picks up speed. By this point we’ve really earned your trust, and you’ll go anywhere with us. You just love live music, so you don’t care that we’re crashing through the 1980’s with Prince, Candi Staton, David Bowie, Womack & Womack. Who says the 1990’s was a terrible decade for music? Major To Minor make Lenny Kravitz, Oasis and the New Radicals sound as gorgeous as Gershwin. And then bam! Out of nowhere, we hit you with the 2000’s, we slap you round your earholes, with Pharrell Williams, Omar, Amy Winehouse. Hang on… Surely not Justin Bieber… It’s not acceptable for a jazz fan to love Justin Bieber, is it? Don’t worry. It was our special night. No-one needs to know your mucky musical secret. You had a great time. And you’ll find yourself wanting more…

Lead singer, Jamie Alexander Wilson, has been lucky enough to perform (definitely more than once) (twice) at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, and has fan-girled his way through a couple of songs as a guest singer of Natalie Williams Soul Family. As if life couldn’t get better, he also has the privilege of singing jazz whilst splashing around Europe on river cruise ships, but he is mainly very excited to be heading to Birmingham and Chelsea to launch his band’s first album, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’.

With a full band and some special surprise guests, you’d be a fool not to join Major To Minor as they celebrate the launch of their tricky first album, and introduce you to the concept of ‘jazzertainment’, it’s jazz, but with audience participation. Really? Yes, really. 

Band Line Up

Jonny Vaux (sax)
Sam Hall (keys)
Pete Ashwell (drums)
Adam Smith (guitar)
Ollie Copeland (double bass)
Jamie Alexander Wilson (vocals)
Jamie Fathers (saxophones)