New Year's Eve 2016

Soul Spectacular featuring Hil St Soul

Ticket includes 3 course meal & glass of Prosecco

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Last Show: Saturday 31 st December 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

It's party time! Get down to the very best in soul/jazz/funk and see in the New Year with a bang!

All-Star Soul Spectacular, which promises to be one of the highlights of the musical year. The shows feature a fantastic line-up led by the iconic Hil St Soul and friends. This 7-piece band will blow the roof off, what more could you want for the biggest party night of the year, at London’s all-time favourite venues! Without a doubt one of the most recognised female singers in the UK singing Neo-soul with a twist of Jazz. Book early to avoid missing out! Tonight, Hilary will be joined by special guest vocalist Fidel. Hil St Soul will be joined on stage by her musical director, guitarist Ciyo Brown plus full live band. From underground smash hits like 'Smile', 'Pieces' and 'Strictly A Vibe Thing', to more commercial hits like her covers of the Aretha Franklin classic 'Until You Come Back To Me' and The Isley Brothers' 'For The Love Of You', Hil's enchanting performances are winning new fans with every silky note.

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"It's rare in the soul arena for UK based acts to genuinely give the Americans a run for their money, but Hil St Soul seem on track to do just that."

BBC Music

Born Hilary Mwelwa in Lusaka, Zambia she relocated to London with her family at age five. As a child she shared her father’s love of music, growing up in a home immersed with the sounds of traditional Zambian music along with American R&B/soul icons such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Hilary has appeared at great events and venues around the world such as Glastonbury, Jools Holland, The Drum Rhythm festival in Scandinavia, Jazz Café (Camden, London), Capital Jazz Festival Washington, SOB’S (New York) alongside an array of great artists and musical legends such as James Brown, D’Angelo, Angie Stone, Brand New Heavies, Macy Gray, Isaac Hayes, Donell Jones, Boyz II Men, Lalah Hathaway, Rashaan Patterson, Calvin Richardson, Joe Thomas, and K-Ci from Jodeci amongst others. Apart from performing alongside some musical greats, Hilary has also co-written songs with some current chart-topping artists such as Jessie J and Katy B.

Fidel is a singer/songwriter who burst on the UK scene with his own unique take on music incorporating blues, jazz & reggae and touches on everyday life and politics from a humorous albeit serious point of view. His influences include  Barry White, Luther Vandross & Bob Marley.

He performed at the Russell Simmons Hip-Hop summit in Los Angeles as well as having supported reggae legends Burning Spear & Buju Banton. Fidel wrote four tracks for UK soulstress Hil St Soul's smash hit album 'Black Rose'(released in the U.S) & also previous album 'Soulidified'. Fidel also wrote the lead song for the feature film soundtrack 'Don't Trigger' . He has also written with award winning songwriter/producer Sasha Scarbec who co-wrote the 2005 international smash hit 'Your Beautiful' with U.K singer/songwriter James Blunt. Fidel's calm & easy going nature is contrasted sharply by his intense focus on making good music, and he says "I smile everyday because I know it's only a matter of time before I get to share this music with the rest of the world."