Summer Disco Flava’s- In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Soulpersona & Princess Freesia

featuring the Sunset City Orchestra

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Last Show: Friday 2 nd August 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Soulpersona is a British soul, jazz funk, and rare groove producer, remixer, and arranger known for his trademark soulful sound. 2018 saw the release of the latest  disco concept album – Sunset City. A concept album, that explores the echelons of a society set in the idyllic fantasy land of Sunset City. The girls are pretty, the grifters play hard, the police force is female, but the underlying cracks beneath the glamour and glitz are evident. Princess Freesia vibrantly colours in this musical canvas (set by Soulpersona) with her catchy hooks and vivid imagination, telling a myriad of fictitious tales and stories inspired by character studies, human nature, social media and the overriding themes of societal living. The musical backdrop is inspired heavily by the disco, jazz funk, raregroove and soul of the late 70s and early 80s and features guest musicians Terry Lewis (Mamas Gun) on guitar duties and Andy Tolman (The Andy Tolman Cartel) on bass. The grooves are infectious and feature a mainly up-temposcore to suit the settings of a disco dancefloor.

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"Disco concept albums don’t come along too often these days, which makes Sunset City even more of a treat. I’m loving Aviator, Tryin' and SCPD but really the standard of song writing and musicality is of a very high standard throughout this LP."

Joey Negro

Soulpersona has enjoyed a long career in music adding to the UKs finest list of artists, with high quality production, superb compositions and exquisite writing through collaborations with Princess Freesia and other acclaimed songwriters and artists. Through 2018 Soulpersona has formed the Sunset City Orchestra, a 10-piece band with some of the UK’s finest musicians and vocalists. The intention? To share the sublimity of Sunset City to the Soulpersonafans that have been calling for a live performance and tour for a decade. The band includes musicians from Mamas GunLisa Stansfield and Freak Power along with known independent solo vocalists Ray EstaireYvonne Park and Aisling Iris who have joined the band to compliment the lead vocals of Princess Freesia. A new chapter to an established name in UK Soul, Rare Groove and Disco, these performances are going to be glamorous and groovy!

In 2001, Soulpersona caught the eye of soul legend Jocelyn Brown who heard his music at a listening session where she was looking for producers to work with. This lead to him working day to day in her office and accompanying her to musical appointments and performances as her personal assistant. Jocelyn gave him his first break in the music industry and in return he got to cut his teeth with various well known and underground soul and jazz funk music icons, one of which was the late Oliver Cheatham who also called upon his services to accompany him on his musical performances in the UK and Europe.


Freesia injects her technicolor dreamscape into the coronary artery of a rock steady heart. What’s more, she brings with her the warm, pulsing glow of the antipodean sunshine from where she hails. One could muse over Freesia’s influences and over-analyse her distinctively instinctive ‘sound’ for days on end, but to fully comprehend very own Femme Fatal, it only takes one listen - and you’ll be rocketed away on the stellar rainbow ride of your life.

As a vocalist, her effortless range, versatility, melodic and harmonic experimentations will leave you dumb struck. Her songwriting will impress upon you some form of science fictionalized dickensian disco eroticism, that will have your head spinning in a rhythm of her choosing. Whether she’s flexing her impeccable production talents on one of her own magnum opus’s or guesting as front woman for her creative comrades, you’ll be charmed and delighted as the Freesianaught eases into your soul.

Ralph Tee- DJ  

We are  delighted to announce the legendary Ralph Tee of  Expansion Records and  Formerly of Jazz FM will be our special guest DJ on this specially curated weekend of   Summer Disco. There will be a dance floor for you to 'bust some moves’ and relive those fabulous Disco memories. 

UK based DJ, performer, writer, promoter, broadcaster and record label executive. When he was 20 years old he launched the soul magazine Groove Weekly & later became assistant editor at Blues & Soul magazine. Tee also runs & co-owns the leading soul long established Expansion Records. He has been a club DJ and also presented his own show on Jazz FM & Solar Radio.

Band Lineup

Soulpersona (MD, drums)

Princess Freesia (lead vocals)

Luke Stone (lead guitar)

Oli Howe (keys)

Marcus Porter (bass guitar)

Ray Estaire (BV)

Aisling Iris (BV)