Soul Sundays

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Daniel Thomas and the JT Band proudly present, SOUL SUNDAYS! An afternoon of soul, gospel and jazz classics, along with new skool vibes. Daniel Thomas - Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, James Brown, Cher and Jason Thompson of the JT Band - Womack and Womack, Ashford and Simpson, Boney M, Mica Paris, will be joined by some of the UK’s finest singers and musicians, to bring you a fun filled and family orientated afternoon. You’ll be taken on a musical journey that will inspire, indulge and certainly leave you wanting more… Come fill your appetite, we’ll fill your soul…Sunday 27th October’s showcase includes Samantha-Antoinette Smith and the amazing Yolanda Greaves together witt fabulous Sharlene Hector – Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah, Lalah Hathaway, John Legend and Phebe Edwards. With past sold out performances at PizzaExpress, be sure to grab your tickets -you don’t want to miss out!

 

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Daniel Thomas and Jason Thompson (the JT Band) have a combined total of over 50 years of performing in the music industry. Daniel Thomas, (host), is an in-demand vocal coach and musician - both in the UK and Europe. His roots stem from a church background and he has gone onto work with esteemed artistes such as Luther Vandross, Elton John, James Brown, Cher, Beverley Knight, Mariah Carey, Girls Aloud, Peter Andre, Blue and Boy George and many other artistes. As an artiste in his own right, he was signed to Ministry of Sound and had a #3 hit in 1999, among many other club releases. Along with his extensive work as a gospel choir director, Daniel is a featured vocalist on many recordings. He has been playing keyboards and singing since he was 5 years – so many, many years of experience. He is multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and abundantly creative. This is The Daniel Thomas Experience! In the words of the late great James Brown, as he was describing Daniel:
“Maaaan, you can sing, you can play…you can do errrythang!

Jason Thompson, the MD of the JT Band, has had a star-studded career that has taken him around the globe to over 25 countries – travelling to countries throughout Europe, America, the West Indies, Asia and Africa. His main musical influences stem from a church background and he has successfully straddled the worlds of Jazz, Blues, Pop, R&B, Classical and Gospel music in his pursuit of musical excellence. Jason’s talents include composing, arranging, choir directing, piano tutoring, vocal training, session singing, workshop leading and music production. He has taught the piano for over 25 years – with 100% pass rate (ABRSM).
Jason has had the pleasure of playing for artistes such as Womack and Womack, Ashford and Simpson, Boney M, Rose Royce, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Peobo Bryson, James Ingram, Ruby Turner, Mica Paris and Edwin Hawkins (Oh Happy Day).

The showcase on 27th October includes the fabulous Samantha-Antoinette Smith and the amazing Yolanda Greaves.

Samantha-Antoinette Smith started singing professionally over 35 years ago and has enjoyed singing Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul and Pop music throughout her colourful career. After being with the London Community Gospel Choir for 21 years, Samantha has toured with Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, Erasure, Beverley Knight, Mika (to name a few) and is now a singer in her own right, where she tours Europe with both her Jazz and Blues Bands.  Samantha Antoinette is an absolute “must see”, Reviews have read. They have gone on to say "Samantha Antoinette has a bottomless gospel voice, with breath taking command and control, harnessing each facet of her voice from the dark low range to her piercing throaty howl" -   "In baseball terms she knocked the ball so far out of the park, that it would end up in a different state. Samantha Antoinette is engaging onstage and always leaves you wanting more….

Yolanda Greaves is a singer/songwriter, who has been singing for many years. Yolanda likens performing on stage to an artist painting a masterpiece, with each colour representing a different emotion that translates to a beautifully song. She approaches each performance as though it was her last. She has graced the stage and recording booths of artistes across four continents, both providing background vocals to world-renowned artists and recording her own music. Yolanda has worked alongside a range of artistes and ensembles, including The London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Community Gospel Choir and the London Symphony Orchestra. She has also sung for Westlife, Will Young, Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams, Commissioned, Spiritualized, Power House Gospel Choir, and the award winning gospel duo Ekklesia, to name but a few. Music runs through Yolanda’s veins and is part of her whole being - to sing songs. 

Sharlene Hector is a UK singer/songwriter. For almost 18 years she has fronted the UK House group Basement Jaxx, touring with Blonde, Emeli Sandé and Sam Sparro. She was the face of Coca-Cola's 'I Wish' ad campaign back in 2004, where she played the lead role of a girl walking and singing down the street handing out bottles of Coca-Cola. She has been a backing vocalist for artistes such as the Hurts, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and The Streets, as well as performing on TV shows such as X Factor and Sounds Like Friday night with the likes of One Republic and John Legend. Other artistes of note include collaborations with Rag And Bone Man, Primal Scream, Wretch 32, Natasha Bedingfield, Nicole Scherzinger, Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Kano, JP Cooper and Omar.

Band Lineup

Jason Thompson (MD) (keyboards)

Kenny Barry (rhythm guitar)

Clint Williams  (bass guitar)

Josh "MckNasty' Mckenzie (drums)