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Some Kinda Wonderful 'The Music of Stevie Wonder'

With Noel McCalla and The Derek Nash Band

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Last Show: Wednesday 8 th November 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The Wonder of Stevie – the music of Stevie Wonder, with sensational vocalist Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band are, by popular demand, back at Holborn. The band’s sold out launch concert at Holborn in 2018 led to a continuing series of spectacular sold out shows in London and a UK national tour including many further sold out shows at what is now the band’s “spiritual home” of PizzaExpress Holborn. With audiences up on their feet dancing and demanding more and more, we had to make Summer and Autumn 2023 plans for this “Master Blaster” of a show to return.

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“Rarely have I heard the music of Stevie Wonder interpreted with such finesse, energy, and all-round brilliance.”

The Soul House

‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ celebrates the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, with mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, the award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, and a band of world-class musicians.

They return to play a wide-ranging catalogue of classic hits, guaranteed to appeal to anyone who loves great music.

Enjoy hit after hit from albums such as 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', 'Innervisions', 'Songs in the Key of Life' and 'Hotter than July', including danceable classics 'Superstition', 'For Once in my Life' and 'Isn't She Lovely', and beautiful arrangements of 'My Cherie Amour' and 'Overjoyed'. Audiences are thrilled by the performances of these great compositions by Stevie Wonder with which he and others had massive hits.

Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine) and, for more than 19 years, Noel's searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet and the funk band, Protect the Beat.

Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.

Band Lineup

Noel McCalla (vocals)

Derek Nash (sax)

Neil Angilley (keys) 

Jonathan Noyce (bass) 

Nic France (drums)

Tim Cansfield (guitar)