Michelle John in concert

A Tribute to ‘The Queen of Soul’ - Aretha Franklin

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Last Show: Friday 2 nd November 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

20 years backing singing experience to the world’s biggest stars, ­Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz saw this lady stay in the VOICE UK right up to the finals. This evening Michelle introduces the audience to her own music and payshomage to many of the artists she has performed with including a specially curated spot dedicated to Aretha Franklin the ‘Voice’ that inspired Michelle as a child. With delivery by Michelle’s signature powerhouse vocals, the evening is sure to evoke sincerity, emotion, laughter and joy.

Michelle was born to sing. Whether it was singing as a child in her local Gospel Choir, or recording and touring with such stars as George Michael, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton.

At age of 18 Michelle joined The London Community Gospel Choir, she spent 11 years as a member touring Europe extensively; it was this choir that gave her the opportunity of a  professional singing career as she participated in various recordings ranging from Spiritualised to Tom Jones.

Her reputation as an outstanding vocalist flourished; she joined the cast of musicals “Mama I want to Sing “ and  “ Smokey Joe’s Café “ in principal roles.

Her singing life continued with the opportunity to perform with Herbie Hancock and Sheryl Crow and recorded with the Phenomenal Lenny Kravitz. A major highlight in Michelle’s career was the invitation to perform for President Barak Obama at The White House.

2016 Michelle continuesly worked with Artists such as Eric Clapton, Will Young, Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and The 1975, she also worked with Carole King on the British Summer Time Hyde Park Concert, which was attended by over 50,000 people.

Michelle then joined Joss Stone on her world tour promoting her latest album " Water for your Soul " the album features Michelle on backing vocals. 

2017 Michelle enters the The Voice UK and takes the country by storm, every week the public voted her in. She finished as the 4th place Finalist. The Voice UK chapter ended and a new one began! 

Michelle’s PizzaExpress Live appearance tonight will include a tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and introduce the audience to some of her own original music.

Michelle delivers every time, her signature powerhouse vocals, guarantees an evening of sincerity, emotion, laughter and joy.

Michelle will be releasing her new album in 2019.